WebGIS Discussions

Need a push in the right direction when configuring WebMap, Portal or SDI services? Looking for hints and tips, or just looking for Ideas and information? The WebGIS discussion board is where you start those discussions, connect and share information.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Regular Contributor
Posts: 234
Registered: ‎07-27-2016
Accepted Solution

Portal Circle Geometry on WFS

[ Edited ]

Hi Guys,

Can someone please point me in the right direction.

I have created a PSS (Personal Service) that when navigating to the edit tools I am able to add circles and arc geometries and also text and annotations.


I would also like to do this on a WFS service.

I have created a SQL server table with geometry field.

Added all relevent data with database utilities (Geometry is spatial any)

Able to add circle and arc geometries in geomedia to the table with no problems.

But when using this in portal I am able to add point geometries , line and rectangles , but not circles.


Is this an issue with the spatial any?Am i missing something?

Any info regarding this will be greatly appreciated.


Kind Regards


Technical Evangelist
Posts: 1,420
Registered: ‎09-11-2015

Re: Portal Circle Geometry on WFS

Hi Jacques,


It looks like WebMap does not propagate that geometry type in DescribeFeatureType document:

   <xs:complexType name="Polygon_Surface_MultiSurface_CompositeSurfacePropertyType">
            <xs:element ref="gml:Polygon"/>
            <xs:element ref="gml:Surface"/>
            <xs:element ref="gml:MultiSurface"/>
            <xs:element ref="gml:CompositeSurface"/>

Hopefully somebody from development will shed some light here becase GML 3.2.1 standard allows for Arcs.

Otherwise please log an SR for adding that support.




Jan Neumann
Post Sales Engineer Web Applications
Hexagon Geospatial

Regular Contributor
Posts: 234
Registered: ‎07-27-2016

Re: Portal Circle Geometry on WFS

Hi Jan,


Thanks for the responds.

I will wait until middel next week before logging an SR, hopefully someone from development will respond before then.


Kind Regards


Posts: 300
Registered: ‎11-05-2015

Re: Portal Circle Geometry on WFS

This was never available in Portal. Only recently has the possibility to even display arcs from a WFS been added.
So, you're not missing anything, Jacques. It's simply not supported ;-)
Regular Contributor
Posts: 234
Registered: ‎07-27-2016

Re: Portal Circle Geometry on WFS

Hi Hbm,


Yes, this is true , I have not been missing anything as I am not the end user.

The pss supports this , but like you state wfs limits this.


A better approach would have been to ask since recent advancements that it would be possible to capture as farmers would want to be able to caputure circular dams and crop fields over time to build up  time lines for later as pss data is lost at session end.