Bonn, November 17th 2010
The deegree release Celsius (3.0) was published right on time for the 10th anniversary of the project celebrated at this year’s deegree day. Ten years of experience with deegree – the free and open source software library for spatial data infrastructures and other web based geo services – prove that consistent work with open standards in open software results in long-term stable solutions and sustains a successful position in the market.
deegree 3.0 incorporates current developments of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE). It offers full implementation of the OGC protocols WMS, WFS, WPS and CS-W and is therefore the perfect match for efficient spatial data infrastructures. Serving large amounts of data with high performance was a special focus for the development. This qualifies deegree 3 to provide scalable infrastructure nodes for e.g. INSPIRE implementations or to realize geospatial web services for public information systems (e.g. the German AFIS, ALKIS, ATKIS family of specifications) and beyond.
A simplified and easy to use configuration concept hides the complexity of the underlying data model. Some preconfigured applications help users to easily find their way .
The deegree utahDemo  contains the OGC Web Map Service and Web Feature Service. It demonstrates improved support for complex styling rules based on the OGC standard Symbology Encoding. The application is preconfigured and ready-to-run instantly.
The preconfigured application inspireNode  is designed for operators of INSPIRE services, as it provides both download- and view-services for all INSPIRE-Annex-I-Themes. It contains a fully transactional Web Feature Service and a Web Map Service that will render the INSPIRE styling rules on-the-fly. Today, deegree 3.0 is the only open source software framework with these capabilities.
“deegree 3 is a major leap forward” says Markus Schneider, technical lead of the project. “Not only with regard to technical features like the support of complex application schemas and a native support for all relevant GML versions. It also applies to the development process: Tools have been integrated for automated quality assurance and for the build process of the software.”