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Browse WFS layers

Sample Viewer View Sample on GitHub

Browse a WFS service for layers and add them to the map.

Use case

Services often have multiple layers available for display. For example, a feature service for a city might have layers representing roads, land masses, building footprints, parks, and facilities. A user can choose to only show the road network and parks for a park accessibility analysis.

How to use the sample

A list of layers in the WFS service will be shown. Select a layer to display.

Some WFS services return coordinates in X,Y order, while others return coordinates in lat/long (Y,X) order. If you don't see features rendered or you see features in the wrong location, click on "Swap Coordinate Order".

How it works

  1. Create a WfsService object with a URL to a WFS feature service.
  2. Obtain a list of WfsLayerInfo from WfsService.ServiceInfo.
  3. When a layer is selected, create a WfsFeatureTable from the WfsLayerInfo.
    • Set the axis order if necessary.
  4. Create a feature layer from the feature table.
  5. Add the feature layer to the map.
    • The sample uses randomly-generated symbology, similar to the behavior in ArcGIS Pro.

Relevant API

  • FeatureLayer
  • WfsLayerInfo
  • WfsService
  • WfsServiceInfo
  • WfsFeatureTable
  • WfsFeatureTable.AxisOrder

About the data

This service shows features for downtown Seattle. For additional information, see the underlying service on ArcGIS Online.


browse, catalog, feature, layers, OGC, service, web, WFS

Sample Code

import QtQuick 2.6
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime 100.9
import QtQuick.Controls 2.12
import QtQuick.Layouts 1.12

Rectangle {
    id: rootRectangle
    clip: true
    width: 800
    height: 600

    readonly property url serviceUrl: ""
    property ListModel myWfsListModel: ListModel{}
    property var wfsLayersInfoList: []
    property var wfsFeatureTable
    property bool swapAxis: false

    MapView {
        id: mapView
        anchors.fill: parent

        Map {
            BasemapTopographic {}

            onComponentCompleted: createWfsService();

        BusyIndicator {
            id: loadingIndicator
            anchors.horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
            anchors.verticalCenter: parent.verticalCenter
            running: false;

        Rectangle {
            anchors {
                margins: 5
                right: parent.right
            width: childrenRect.width
            height: childrenRect.height
            color: "#000000"
            opacity: .75
            radius: 5

            ColumnLayout {
                Text {
                    color: "#ffffff"
                    text: qsTr("Pick a WFS Layer")
                    Layout.margins: 3
                    Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignHCenter

                ComboBox {
                    id: layersComboBox
                    model: myWfsListModel
                    currentIndex: 0
                    Layout.fillWidth: true
                    Layout.margins: 3
                    Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignHCenter

                Button {
                    id: loadSelectedLayerBtn
                    text: qsTr("Load Selected Layer")
                    Layout.fillWidth: true
                    Layout.margins: 3
                    onClicked: {
                        swapAxis = false;

                Button {
                    id: swapAxisOrder
                    text: qsTr("Swap Coordinate Order")
                    Layout.margins: 3
                    Layout.fillWidth: true
                        swapAxis = !swapAxis;

    function createWfsService() {
        // create WFS Service
        const service = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("WfsService", {url: serviceUrl});

        // once WFS service is laoded create ListModel from Layer titles for ComboBox and create WFS Feature Table
        service.loadStatusChanged.connect(()=> {
            if (service.loadStatus === Enums.LoadStatusLoaded) {
                wfsLayersInfoList = service.serviceInfo.layerInfos;

                //once loaded populate myWfsListModel with titles from the service to display in a comboBox
                for (let i in wfsLayersInfoList){
                    const data = {"title": wfsLayersInfoList[i].title};

    function createWfsFeatureTable() {
        // enable busy indicator
        loadingIndicator.running = true;
        // clear previous layer;
        // create WFS Feature Table from selected layer
        wfsFeatureTable = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("WfsFeatureTable", {layerInfo: wfsLayersInfoList[layersComboBox.currentIndex]});

        // Set feature request mode to manual - only manual is supported at v100.5.
        // In this mode, you must manually populate the table - panning and zooming
        // won't request features automatically.
        wfsFeatureTable.featureRequestMode = Enums.FeatureRequestModeManualCache;

        if (swapAxis) {
            wfsFeatureTable.axisOrder = Enums.OgcAxisOrderSwap;
        } else {
            wfsFeatureTable.axisOrder = Enums.OgcAxisOrderNoSwap;

        // once WFS Feature Table is loaded, populate the table and add the layer to the map
        wfsFeatureTable.loadStatusChanged.connect(()=> {
            if (wfsFeatureTable.loadStatus !== Enums.LoadStatusLoaded)


    function populateWfsFeatureTable() {
        // Create query parameters
        const params = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("QueryParameters", {
                                                                 geometry: mapView.visibleArea.extent,
                                                                 spatialRelationship: Enums.SpatialRelationshipIntersects

        wfsFeatureTable.populateFromServiceStatusChanged.connect(()=> {
            if(wfsFeatureTable.populateFromServiceStatus !== Enums.TaskStatusCompleted)


            // set viewpoint to extent of selected layer
        // Populate features based on query
        wfsFeatureTable.populateFromService(params, false, ["*"]);

    function addFeatureLayerToMap() {
        let simpleSymbol;
        let symbolLine;

        // appropriate symbology for each corresponding geometry type
        switch (wfsFeatureTable.geometryType) {
        case Enums.GeometryTypePoint:
            simpleSymbol = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("SimpleMarkerSymbol", {
                                                                     color: "green",
                                                                     outline: symbolLine,
                                                                     size: 4,
                                                                     style: Enums.SimpleMarkerSymbolStyleCircle
        case Enums.GeometryTypePolygon:
            simpleSymbol = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("SimpleLineSymbol", {
                                                                     color: "blue",
                                                                     width: 3,
                                                                     style: Enums.SimpleLineSymbolStyleSolid
        case Enums.GeometryTypePolyline:
            simpleSymbol = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("SimpleLineSymbol", {
                                                                     color: "red",
                                                                     width: 3,
                                                                     style: Enums.SimpleLineSymbolStyleSolid
        case Enums.GeometryTypeUnknown:
        case Enums.GeometryTypeEnvelope:
        case Enums.GeometryTypeEnvelope:
            console.debug("Error! No Renderer defined for this GeometryType");

        const simpleRenderer = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("SimpleRenderer",{symbol: simpleSymbol});

        const featureLayer = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("FeatureLayer", {
                                                                       featureTable: wfsFeatureTable,
                                                                       renderer: simpleRenderer
        // add the layer to the map;
        // disable busy indicator
        loadingIndicator.running = false;