DescribeFeatureType

The DescribeFeatureType operation generates a schema description of features types serviced by the WFS.

Parameters

This is the list of the supported parameters specific to the DescribeFeatureType operation. You should also take into consideration the common parameters. See more.

The existing parameters in the WFS standard which are not listed in this table are currently not supported.

Supported parameters for the DescribeFeatureType operation
Parameter Description Optionality and use
TypeName A comma separated list of feature types to describe. If no value is specified that is to be interpreted as all feature types. Optional. When omitted, return all types known.

Examples

Here is an example of a DescribeFeatureType operation with the optional TypeName parameter, using a GET HTTP method :

GET http://public.opendatasoft.com/api/wfs?service=WFS&request=DescribeFeatureType&typeName=ods:petits_marchands_sur_l_espace_public

And the same request using a POST HTTP method :

POST http://public.opendatasoft.com/api/wfs

The request body :

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<DescribeFeatureType
    version="1.1.0"
    service="WFS"
    xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/wfs"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/wfs ../wfs/1.1.0/WFS.xsd">
    <TypeName>ods:petits_marchands_sur_l_espace_public</TypeName>
</DescribeFeatureType>