Adding a WFS Server in MapInfo Professional

Before you can access a WFS server, you must first add it to the list of available servers.

To add a WFS server:

  1. On the Options menu, select Preferences > Web Services.
  2. In the Web Services Preferences dialog box, select the WFS tab.
  3. Click Servers to open the WFS Servers List dialog box.
  4. Click Add to open the WFS Server Information dialog box.

    In the WFS Server Information dialog box you can add the new web server address and description in the fields provided.

  5. Enter the WFS server's URL in the Server URL field.

    Click Test URL to ensure that MapInfo Professional can locate the server.

    Click Get Description to get the server-provided description, or enter your own description.

    When you are finished, click OK to save your changes and close the WFS Server Information dialog box.

  6. In the WFS Servers List dialog box, click Set Default to select a default server in the list.

    The default server will be selected the next time you open the Open WFS Table dialog box. When you set a default WFS server, a check mark appears beside it. If you do not select a default server, MapInfo Professional displays the first server in the list when you begin your WFS Server session.

  7. When you have completed your work in the WFS Servers List dialog box, click OK to return to the Web Services Preferences dialog box.