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Web Services

deegree provides geospatial webservices based upon Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and INSPIRE Network Services specifications. deegree supports:


Core Features


  • Implements WFS standards 1.0.0, 1.1.0 and 2.0.0
  • Fully transactional (even for rich data models)
  • Supports KVP, XML and SOAP requests
  • GML 2/3.0/3.1/3.2 output/input
  • Support for GetGmlObject requests and XLinks
  • High performance and excellent scalability
  • On-the-fly coordinate transformation
  • Designed for rich data models from the bottom up
  • Backends support flexible mapping of GML application schemas to relational models
  • ISO 19107-compliant geometry model: Complex geometries (e.g. non-linear curves)
  • Advanced filter expression support based on XPath 1.0
  • Supports numerous backends, such as PostGIS, Oracle Spatial, MS SQL Server, Shapefiles or GML instance documents


  • Implements WMS standards 1.1.1 and 1.3.0
  • Extensive support for styling languages SLD/SE versions 1.0.0 and 1.1.0
  • High performance and excellent scalability
  • High quality rendering
  • Scale dependent styling
  • Support for SE removes the need for a lot of proprietary extensions
  • Easy configuration of HTML and other output formats for GetFeatureInfo responses
  • Uses stream-based data access, minimal memory footprint
  • Nearly complete support for raster symbolizing as defined in SE (with some extensions)
  • Complete support for TIME/ELEVATION and other dimensions for both feature and raster data
  • Supports numerous backends, such as PostGIS, Oracle Spatial, Shapefiles or GML instance documents
  • Can render rich data models directly


  • Implements Basic WMTS standard 1.0.0 (KVP)
  • High performance and excellent scalability
  • Supports different backends, such as GeoTIFF, remote WMS or file system tile image hierarchies
  • Supports on-the-fly caching (using EHCache)
  • Supports GetFeatureInfo for remote WMS backends


  • Implements CSW standard 2.0.2
  • Fully transactional
  • Supports KVP, XML and SOAP requests
  • High performance and excellent scalability
  • ISO Metadata Application Profile 1.0.0
  • Pluggable and modular dataaccess layer allows to add support for new APs and backends
  • Modular inspector architecture allows to validate records to be inserted against various criteria
  • Standard inspectors: schema validity, identifier integrity, INSPIRE requirements
  • Handles all defined queryable properties (for Dublin Core as well as ISO profile)
  • Complex filter expressions


  • Implements WPS standard 1.0.0
  • Supports KVP, XML and SOAP requests
  • Pluggable process provider layer
  • Easy-to-use API for implementing Java processes
  • Supports all variants of input/output parameters: literal, bbox, complex (binary and xml)
  • Streaming access for complex input/output parameters
  • Processing of huge amounts of data with minimal memory footprint
  • Supports storing of response documents/output parameters
  • Supports input parameters given inline and by reference
  • Supports RawDataOutput/ResponseDocument responses
  • Supports asynchronous execution (with polling of process status)

Implemented Standards

  • OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) 1.0.0, 1.1.0 and 2.0.0
  • OGC Web Map Service (WMS) 1.1.1 and 1.3.0
  • OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) 1.1.0
  • OGC Catalogue Service-Web (CSW) 2.0.2
  • OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) 1.0.0
  • OGC GML 2.12, 3.0.1, 3.1.1 and 3.2.1



Licence: LGPL

Software Version: 3.3.20

Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux

API Interfaces: Java