A hosted WFS layer is a hosted layer (item) in a portal that is used to manage the properties and settings of an OGC WFS feature service. It is accessible through an item page which is used to manage its properties and capabilities. A feature service is the WFS layer's data source. Hosted WFS layers are typically created using data management tools to publish the layer from an existing hosted feature layer. Client applications can access WFS features with the hosted layer and display their geometries and attributes in maps and scenes.