[CITE-Forum] wfs-1.1.0-Basic-GetFeature-tc8.2 uses wrong axis order

Sebastian Goerke goerke at lat-lon.de
Mon Mar 9 10:46:11 EDT 2015

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Dear Peter,

this specific test case was updated in late 2013 after some
discussion. Please see:


summary from the specs:

WFS spec

If the crsuri is not
specified then the 2-D coordinates shall be specified using decimal
degrees and

OWS Spec

A WGS 84 bounding box is another
type of bounding box that is expected to be used by various operations in
various OWSs. This type is simplified from the general bounding box
data type
defined in Subclause 10.2.1, for use only with the 2D geographic
reference system which uses the WGS 84 geodetic datum, where longitude
precedes latitude and both are recorded in decimal degrees. Each WGS 84
bounding box data structure shall contain the parameters specified in
Table 22

Best regards


On 03/09/2015 03:40 PM, Peter De Maeyer wrote:
> Hi experts,
> wfs-1.1.0-Basic-GetFeature-tc8.2 is failing against my server. The
> test does a GetFeature request with a bbox and no specific srs. The
> assertion fails because it expects a non-empty collection of 
> features but the collection is empty. The reason the collection is
> empty is because the request uses the wrong axis order (lon-lat
> instead of lat-lon).
> According to the WFS specification 1.1.0, the DefaultSRS specified
> in the Capabilities should be used when the request contains no
> explicit srs. Implicitly, the DefaultSRS defines the axis order. -
> My server advertises urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326 as DefaultSRS
> (which defines lat-lon axis order) - However, the request uses
> hard-coded lon-lat axis order, which my server interprets as
> lat-lon and fails. I suspect the test has been written assuming
> CRS:84 is the DefaultSRS, but that is not always the case.
> So, ideally, the test should look at the DefaultSRS in the
> capabilities and adapt the order of the bbox coordinates in its
> request according to its axis order.
> Kind regards,
> Peter De Maeyer _______________________________________________ 
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