Bringing In Features from WFS
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To bring in features from WFS

  1. In the Display Manager, click DataConnect To Data.
  2. In the Data Connect window, select Add WGS Connection in the Data Connections By Provider list.
  3. Under Connection Name, type a name for this connection.

    You can give the connection any name you like. This name appears in Map Explorer as the name of the feature source.

  4. Under server name, specify the URL for the WFS server. Click the down arrow to choose from a list of recently used URLs.
  5. If necessary, enter your user name and password.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. In the Add Data To Map area, select the feature classes to include.

    If this feature source contains only a single feature class, that feature class is selected automatically. If it contains multiple feature classes, you can right-click any of them and select Select All or Select None.

  8. For each feature class you select, verify the coordinate system. You can change an incorrect coordinate system if necessary.
  9. Click Add To Map.

    To bring in a subset of the data, click the down arrow and select Add To Map With Query. To filter data after you’ve added the data to your map, see Filtering Feature Layers.

Features from the selected feature classes appear in your map. If you need additional properties related to this data, you can connect additional data to a feature source layer using a join.