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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.6

Web Feature Service (WFS)
Web Feature Service (WFS) Standard or Specification

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Description: Web Feature Service (WFS) is a feature access service that provides an interface allowing requests for geographical features across the web using platform-independent calls, specifically Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). This standard allows for the retrieval and updating of geospatial data encoded in Geography Markup Language (GML) from multiple Web Feature Services. This standard defines interfaces for describing data manipulation operations of geographic features. Data manipulation operations include the ability to get or query features based on spatial and non-spatial constraints and create, delete, or update a new feature instance.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.5
Decision Date: 05/07/2021
Introduced By: TRM Request
Standards Body: Open Geospatial Consortium
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/07/2021).