This briefly describes how to setup and run the demo hosted at in your own environment.

What is needed

Eclipse or any other IDE is not required, but may help as these tools are often integrated with both SVN and Maven.


Install Java, SVN and Maven on your platform.

Code checkout

Run the following command

svn checkout inspire-foss

This checks out all code (read only) into a newly created directory « inspire-foss ».

Run demo with Maven

This demo runs a web application contained in the directory

inspire-foss/demos/deegree-inspire-demo. We will call this dir $WEBAPP further below.

Do the following commands

The first time running Maven quite some software will be downloaded into your local Maven cache. Be patient.

The demo is self-contained, no PostGIS is needed etc (Deegree here uses memory store).

Advanced: Extending with your own Data

You can even add your own data under the dir: $WEBAPP/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/data and configuring a new source under $WEBAPP/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/conf/datasources/feature/inspire.xml

Advanced: Adding WMS Layer of your data

You can configure a WMS for your data.

  • Define a new style in $WEBAPP/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/conf/styles
  • Add a WMS layer within $WEBAPP/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/conf/services/wms.xml

Note that the Viewer used in the demo is developed within another Open Source project together with Geodan (who is providing the ESDIN Demo Viewer):