Versions and version support

Find out which web service versions the LINZ Data Service provides and the versions supported by some of the most commonly used GIS apps.

Web service versions

The LINZ Data Service provides four Open Geospatial Consortium compliant web services to enable streamlined access to our data and basemaps between systems and applications. The Open Geospatial Consortium web service standards have multiple versions. The LINZ Data Service supports the following versions:

  • WMTS – v1.0.0
  • WFS – v2.0.0 (default), 1.1.0 and 1.0.0
  • WMS – v1.3.0 and 1.1.1 (default)
  • CS-W – v2.0.2

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the specifications of each version, as there are some significant differences between them that effect their use. Not all client systems support all versions. 

See the GeoServer WFS and WMS information for details about the differences between the versions.

By default, the web service request URLs in the LINZ Data Service use WFS 2.0.0 and WMS 1.1.1. If your application does not support the default version you can specify a version by amending the ‘version’ parameter in your request:

https://data.linz.govt.nz/services;key=<your_api_key>/wfs?service=WFS&amp;version=2.0&amp;request=GetCapabilities</your_api_key>

Web service GIS application support

Check out the table below to see which Web Map Tile Service, Web Feature Service and Web Map Service versions are supported by some of the most commonly used GIS applications and tools. If your application is not listed below, see your application’s official support documentation for OGC web service support information.

ProductProduct versionSupported WFS versionSupported WMS versionSupported WMTS version

GDAL/OGR

1.X

1.0.0, 1.1.01

1.1.1, 1.3.0

n/a

GDAL/OGR

2.0+

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0

1.1.1, 1.3.0

n/a

ArcGIS Desktop

10.5.1

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0 via Data Interoperability

1.1.1, 1.3.0

1.0.0

ArcGIS Desktop

10.6

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0 via Data Interoperability

1.1.1, 1.3.0

1.0.0

ArcGIS Pro

2.2

1.0.0, 1.1.0 2.0.02

1.1.1, 1.3.0

1.0.0

ArcGIS Online

n/a

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.03

1.1.1, 1.3.0

1.0.0

FME

2016

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.04

1.1.1, 1.3.0

n/a

FME

2017

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0

1.1.1, 1.3.0

n/a

MapInfo Pro

15

1.0.0, 1.1.0 

1.1.1, 1.3.0

Not supported5

MapInfo Pro

16

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0

1.1.1, 1.3.0

1.0.0

QGIS

2.18       

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.0

1.1.1, 1.3.0 

1.0.0

QGIS

3.2

1.0.0, 1.1.0, 2.0.06

1.1.1, 1.3.0 

1.0.0

Table 1: Web service version support across commonly used GIS applications.

Footnotes

  1. When using WFS 1.1.0 in GDAL/OGR there are coordinate axis order issues when using NZ geographic projected east/north coordinate systems such as NZTM2000.
  2. WFS is not fully supported. It can be made to work with WFS version 2.0 by adding the parameter SRSNAME=EPSG:xxxx. Improved support for WFS is expected in ArcGIS Pro v 2.3
  3. Requests are limited by default to 3,000 features.
  4. For any versions of  FME pre-2016, WFS 2.0.0 is not fully supported. Key features including ‘paging’ and ‘layer to table joins’ are not supported.
  5. Direct connect to WMTS is not supported. However, check out this blog post from Critchlowfor a workaround.
  6. Improved support for WFS paging will be released in QGIS 3.4.
Reference Category: Web services
Reference Tags: WFS, WMS, WMTS, Versions, App support
Last Updated: 
18 September 2018