• WFS Service

What is a WFS service

A Download Service “allows you to download copies of spatial data sets or a part of them and, where practicable, accessed directly” (Directive 2007/2 / EC).
There are several spatial data, in accordance with the INSPIRE Directive, they must be made available in the form of coverage. In this sense, the current INSPIRE guidelines for the implementation of download (download Services) are being updated to implement the WCS (Web Coverage Service).
A WCS provides to the end user the possibility of being able to use spatial data in the form of coverage that is, the spatial data representing continuous variable phenomena in space / time, which are often of some GB or even TB.
A WCS provides access to spatial data in the form of coverage for example in a way that are useful for client-side rendering, or as input into scientific models. A WCS can be likened to a Web Feature Service (WFS), or to a Web Map Service (WMS). In fact, similar to a WMS or WFS, WCS allows clients to choose parts of spatial data based on spatial queries or performed with other criteria.

The INSPIRE guidelines for the implementation of the Download Services, for vector data, suggest that such a service, with direct access, will be implemented by using the standard ISO 19142 Web Feature Service supporting ISO 19143 Filter Encoding (OGC Web Feature Service 2.0 and OGC Filter encoding 2.0).


The WFS (Web Feature Service), generated according to the standard, provides the end user an XML in which the features are encoded in Geography Markup Language (GML) allowing the transfer of individual geospatial features and then direct territorial access with the ability to analyze and process the spatial data from different sources.

WFS Catalog
Name Url
Accelerazioni derivate ERS ENVISAT Ascending

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Accelerazioni derivate ERS ENVISAT Descending

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Atlante nazionale delle aree a rischio di desertificazione - Regioni pedologiche

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Aree importanti per l'avifauna (IBA - Important Birds Areas)

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Autorita' di bacino

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Bacini idrografici principali e secondari

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Batimetria dei mari

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Carta ecopedologica d'Italia

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Carta fitoclimatica d'Italia

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Carta geolitologica d'Italia

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Carta geologica d'Italia

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Cartografia antincendi boschivi (AIB)

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Catalogo frane

Capabilities
Classificazione sismica dei comuni italiani al 2010

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Classificazione sismica dei comuni italiani al 2012

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Datafile SAR COSMO SKY-MED Ascending - PST 2013

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Datafile SAR COSMO SKY-MED Descending - PST 2013

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Datafile SAR ENVISAT Ascending

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Datafile SAR ENVISAT Descending

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Datafile SAR ERS Ascending

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Datafile SAR ERS Descending

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Direttiva 2007/60/CE - Units of Management (UoM)

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Edificato dei capoluoghi di provincia

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Infrastrutture ferroviarie

Capabilities
Inventario dell'uso delle terre d'Italia (IUTI)

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Linea di costa (2009)

Capabilities
Numeri civici dei capoluoghi di provincia

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PAI - Pericolosita' idrogeologica

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PAI - Rischio idrogeologico

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Pericolosita' sismica di riferimento a passo 0,02 gradi

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Pericolosita' sismica di riferimento a passo 0,05 gradi

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Progetto coste

Capabilities
Quadro di unione COSMO SKY-MED Ascending

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Quadro di unione COSMO SKY-MED Descending

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Quadro di unione ENVISAT Ascending

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Quadro di unione ENVISAT Descending

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Quadro di unione ERS Ascending

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Quadro di unione ERS Descending

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Quadro di unione tavole LiDAR

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Reticolo idrografico

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Scuole pubbliche per l'infanzia, primarie e secondarie sul territorio nazionale

Capabilities
Siti protetti - VI Elenco ufficiale aree protette - EUAP

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Siti protetti - Rete Natura 2000 - Siti di Importanza Comunitaria (SIC)

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Santuario per i mammiferi marini (Pelagos)

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Zone di Protezione Ecologica (ZPE)

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Siti protetti - Rete Natura 2000 - Zone di Protezione Speciale (ZPS)

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Siti protetti - Zone umide di importanza internazionale (Ramsar)

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Specchi d'acqua interni

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Toponimi d'Italia IGM

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Unita' amministrative regionali, provinciali e comunali

Capabilities
Uso del suolo - Corine Land Cover anno 1990

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Uso del suolo - Corine Land Cover anno 2000

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Uso del suolo - Corine Land Cover anno 2006

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Uso del suolo - Corine Land Cover anno 2012

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Uso del suolo - Corine Land Cover anno 2000 IV Livello

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Uso del suolo - Corine Land Cover anno 2006 IV Livello

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Uso del suolo - Corine Land Cover anno 2012 IV Livello

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Zone sismogenetiche ZS9

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Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare