Feature request #8500

Add the ability to get the original GetfeatureInfo and GetLegendGraphic for WMS layers in QGIS server

Added by Nicolas Boisteault over 9 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:QGIS Server
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:17262


I've originally posted this issue here #8491

When you add a WMS layer in a QGIS project to use it in QGIS server, you lose original information from GetFeatureInfo and GetLegendGraphic.
In QGIS Web Client (or any other client) you'll only have the name of the layer in the legend popup and you'll get no information popup at all.
In QGIS Desktop it is impossible to override legends or feature information so I think the original GetFeatureInfo and GetLegendGraphic should be transmitted to client when querying WMS layers through QGIS server.


#1 Updated by Nicolas Boisteault about 9 years ago

Am I the only one interested in this bug? I miss the possibility to add external WMS layers to my projects and to have the original GetFeatureInfo and GetLegendGraphic responses.

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 8 years ago

  • Category set to QGIS Server
  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request

#3 Updated by Filip Mahieu over 6 years ago

We too as an organisation would like to have these features. Especially the GetFeatureInfo is important. More and more information is provided through WMS, so this becomes more and more important.
When it is not possible, as it is now, we have to have the info as a shapefile (or other), and there is more maintenance.

Cloudservices as QGisCloud then would become more usefull(and so handy and time-saving, just upload the existing Qgs-project!) instead of our expensive ArcGisServer..


#4 Updated by Carl Defevere about 6 years ago

We're also interested in this feature. We have a lot of external GIS data available as WMS and being able to identify those layers in the QGis Web Client would be a big plus.

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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