The topic ‘snowshoe walks’ appears for the first time in a new series entitled “Snowshoe and ski tour maps”. The first maps available to enjoy are 247 S Sardona, 248 S Prättigau, 249 S Tarasp, 258 S Bergün, 259 S Ofenpass, 268 S Julierpass, 469 S Val Poschiavo and 276S Val Verzasca.
Swiss Map online is supported by additional data, swissALTI3D and geological data. This makes it possible to apply a better relief effect to the map and gain a better impression of the subsoil conditions.
The swisstopo national maps are given new coordinates. In order to differentiate between the new and the old coordinates, a seventh figure is placed in front of the six figures of the old coordinates. For latitude it is a 1, and for longitude it is a 2. The zero point of Swiss coordinates in the former Bern astronomical observatory therefore has the following new coordinates : E = 2 600 000 m [east]; N = 1 200 000 m [north]
Map correction reports may be submitted via smartphone using the mobile version of the revision service site: mobile.map.revision.admin.ch
For the first time, swisstopo participates in the fourth Swiss Archive Day on 3 November, with a focus on archiving geodata and opens up its archives to the public for the occasion.
swisstopo launches an online game aimed at primary and secondary school classes. This multi-purpose game is designed to be educational and can be used in geography, history, mathematics and foreign language lessons: www.carte-tresor.ch
Start of the CITIMAGE – this project will involve photographing the 30 largest urban regions in Switzerland over a total area of more than 1000 square kilometres and update the photographs regularly in a three-year cycle. The negatives obtained will be significantly more accurate than those taken to create an aerial view of the entire country, thanks to their ground resolution of 10 centimetres.
2012 marked the centenary of the Swiss Civil Code (CC). Until it came into force, official surveying (previously called cadastral surveying), was purely the responsibility of each canton. Without the Civil Code, there would not have been a legal federal basis for the land register and official surveying. To this day, official surveying is carried out by both the Swiss Confederation and the cantons; they undertake this task in collaboration with the private sector.
With its aerial images, the swisstopo flight service has contributed to the preparation of a disaster map for the Cantons of Valais and Bern. In November 2011, the Cantons of Valais and Bern are afflicted by serious flooding.
The geodetics service is called in to carry out measurements at Mont Terri, at the Linthal pumping station and at the Rossens dam to measure deformations there.
The 2012 to 2015 strategy for the Official Survey and the Public Legal Restrictions on Land ownership (PLRL) cadastre are established. The document is approved and signed by the head of the Federal Department of Defence, Public Safety and Sports (DDPS), Ueli Maurer.
Geo.admin.ch also becomes available for smartphones.
The topographic section launches new products: land and altitude models swissTLM3D and swissALTI3D, version 1.0, footpaths 2011 and swissBOUNDARIES with 75% of data from the Official Survey.
New geo-services are provided for clients: swisstopo web access – WMTS (Web Map Tiling Service) allows maps to be integrated into your website and swisstopo WMS (Web Map Service).
Thanks to the digitisation of historic aerial maps, they can now be studied in LUBIS, the information system for aerial images.
The series Swiss Map 25, 50 and 100 is replaced by a new generation, Swiss Map online.
Swiss Map Mobile becomes available for Android devices.
The new 1:1 million national map is published with the aid of the new process of cartographic generalisation and the geographic information system (GIS) for cartography.
In the technological sphere, the Geodesy Division has completed the 3rd revision of the CHTRF2010 measurements, that is to say 227 points involving a 15-week measuring project. The coordinates of the recently calculated points will in turn allow the official coordinates of the MN95 network to be checked.
Official measurement data are verified in the “CheckCH” program.
In a spirit of cooperation, swisstopo drew up a report on the situation at the federal offices at the end of 2010 concerning the implementation of the Law on geographical information.
The Atlas of Switzerland is now in its third edition. It remains a success as much because of its capabilities and new functions as because of the fruitful cooperation between the Federal Statistical Office, the Institute of Cartography at ETH Zurich and swisstopo.
The Swiss federal archives and swisstopo are working together to carry out a preliminary study on the archiving of geodata.
swisstopo is also participating in the Tunnel at the base of the Gothard with the resulting measurements based on the new MN95 national measurements and swisstopo’s gravitational model.
Three new products have been launched in the area of topography: swissBUILDINGS 3D (building shells without the shape of the roofs), SWISSIMAGE FCIR (aerial photos in infrared pseudo-colours) and swissBOUNDARIES 3D (administrative units and borders in vector format), which replaces GG25. The three products were created thanks to MTP (topographical landscape model) covering Switzerland and Liechtenstein and offer data in 3D format.
The Swiss Geological Survey has launched a new geological map in the GeoMaps 500 series: “Switzerland during the Last Glacial Maximum”.
From now on, excursion maps will be in 1:25 000, a scale which provides more detail.
Swiss Map Mobile provides the coverage and also runs on the iPad and adds the SwitzerlandMobility routes to the information on the map.
The geographical data have been made available thanks to the application of the Law on geographical information. swisstopo is collaborating in the production of the federal geoportal geo.admin.ch. The first “Public Excellence” prize went to geo.admin.ch. The portal is using cloud computing for the first time in federal administration.