Web Feature Service

INscape™ implements W3C and OGC standards, including Web Feature Service (WFS) and Geography Markup Language (GML). INscape was the first application fully conformant to the WFS 1.0 standard and supports cutting-edge native XML database EMC xDB.

INscape is a fully transactional WFS server that implements Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications. INscape is successfully deployed as part of operational production solutions in a variety of sectors including security, defence, natural resources management, local and regional government administration, and transportation and utility sectors.


  • Default configuration includes support for multiple CRSs, and additional CRSs can be configured
  • Users are able to share and maintain geospatial information in real-time
  • Users are able to take advantage of widely accepted standards across different market segments (for example: S-57 maritime data)
  • Allows users to incorporate sensor and other real-time data into their applications
  • Allows users to dynamically integrate data using different CRS definitions

Key Features

  • Implements OpenGIS™ specifications Web Feature Service (WFS) 1.0.0 with some extensions from WFS 1.1.0, Filter Encoding Implementation, GML versions 3.1.1 and 3.2.1
  • Supports WFS transactions, feature locking, and OGC Filter spatial operators
  • Stores and manipulates GML feature collections, feature arrays, and nested objects
  • Transformation engines for user-defined data transformations, such as schema mapping, and for coordinate transformations
  • Performs coordinate transformations between the requested/supplied CRS and the storage CRS
  • Replicates geographical data to multiple WFSs with transactional support in a way that does not depend on the underlying storage model of the target WFS
  • Supports GZIP and ZIP response compression
  • Performs WFS queries and transactions (insert, update, and delete) on GML features, feature collections, and observations
  • Resolves XLink references to arbitrary depth
  • Works with data encoding in GML 3.1.1 and GML 3.2.1
  • Supports all UTF-8 special characters
  • Enables customizable access control capabilities
  • Supports CityGML

Technical Summary

Operating Environment

  • Windows 2003 and XP, or Linux RHE 4, or Solaris 10 (or later versions)
  • Tomcat 6 or higher, or Glassfish 3.1
  • JDK 1.6
  • Oracle 10g or 11g, or xDB 10 (native XML database)

Supported Standards

  • WFS 1.0 compliant
  • GML 3.1 and 3.2
  • OGC Filter operators