The main goal for today is figuring out what is going on with my WFS demo. I’ve got it a Mapserver mapfile up and running, and can load each layer individually by calling the service in either QGIS or ArcGIS. The mapfile was tweaked to WFS metadata specs via this extremely helpful tutorial.

If we take a look at the DescribeFeatureType() results for my WFS query (I don’t know if I should be calling it a WFS at this point, but I will…) we see that no tabular information is being extracted from the shapefiles.

compare this to the DMSolutions WFS DescribeFeatureType() request.

I’m thinking that there is more work which needs to be done in the mapfile. My guess is that it has to do with the ‘gml_featureid’ and ‘gml_include_items’ metadata information.

whatever’s clever.