Feature request #1421
WFS Extension doesn't request displayed extent using bbox
|Category:||Web Services clients/WMS|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||fixed|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||11481|
Using the WFS-Extension to request vectordata from a WFS-Service doesn't request only the data of the displayed extend using bbox in requeststring. It request the whole layer! This could be pretty (too) much.
By the way "WFS" is missing in Component-list in this trac system.
#1 Updated by Marco Hugentobler about 14 years ago
The WFS provider fetches the whole layer the first time and stores all in memory. Because it assumes that the user soon will do some panning and zooming and that will be a lot faster if everything is in memory. So the implemented solution requires more memory but is much faster for many zoom and pan actions.
And if a WFS layer is the first one, QGIS would need to fetch the whole layer anyway.
However, it could be a feature enhancement to give the user the possibility to only request the data in the current view extent (those features then would stay the same even if the user pans or zooms out afterwards). I'm therefore changing this ticket into enhancement (and category 'data provider')
#3 Updated by Marco Lechner about 14 years ago
wouldn't it be better to preload some larger bbox than the viewed extend (easy to implement). I try to use a WFS serving a huge amount of data for whole europe (OpenStreetMap-WFS) - but I only need the features in a small part (surrounding of Freiburg, Germany) wich is already a lot of data.
Loading the whole layer takes about five minutes (and I used a relatively small one for testing)