WFS connector


This connector is not available by default. Please contact Opendatasoft for the activation of this connector on a given Opendatasoft domain.

The WFS connector is used to extract data from a WFS service.


  1. Enter the URL to the layer in the Enter a URL area, when creating a new dataset. It must contain the TypeName (for example,

  2. Press Enter, or click the + button.


Name Description Usage
Convert spatial reference to EPSG:4326 To convert the geographical coordinates to EPSG:4326. By default, the box is not checked. Check the box to convert the geographical coordinates.

Encoding of the file.


Character encoding is the way characters are represented in a saved file. Unicode (or utf-8) is the universal standard but some files might be encoded in a legacy format (e.g. old versions of Excel), which would require setting the encoding manually. On modern software, this is usually unnecessary.

By default, the platform uses a heuristic to guess the encoding. If the guessed encoding is not right, choose the right one among the list, or write it in the textbox. Any alias from Python can be used.
Extract filename Creates a new column with the name of the source file. By default, the box is not checked. Check the box to extract filename in an added column.
Inverse coordinates Sometimes the connector cannot guess the correct coordinate representation. The Inverse coordinates configuration option avoids this situation by inversing the coordinates. By default, the box is not checked. Check the box to inverse the coordinates.
Force wfs origin srs value To force the srs value if it is missing in the remote WFS service. Indicate the right EPSG code in the textbox.