Allow Situational Awareness widget to query OGC WFS data

09-19-2017 06:58 PM
Status: Open
Occasional Contributor

Currently it appears like a user can apply the situational awareness widget to OGC WFS data. However, upon running the widget the applicable tab referring to the OGC WFS data is always greyed out and returns 0 data.The functionality does not currently work with OGC WFS. In order to get the widget to work the OGC WFS data have to first be copied using the analysis tool "Extract Data" then published as a hosted feature layer. There are three issues with this:

1.) The analysis uses credits

2.) The process is manual and, while not onerous, is inefficient and prone to human error, especially during periods of high demand such as in emergencies.

3.) Most importantly, the users are now working with a static copy of the original data rather than a live dynamic feed coming straight from the source. Access to real-time data direct from the source is critical when working in emergencies.

ESRI can you open the door toogc wfs just a little bit more and see if you can get this widget to work on OGC WFS data? Note there may be other widgets that also have the same issue.