Maps in the computer

The new online exhibition "Maps in the computer" follows the history of swisstopo's digitisation. swisstopohistoric shows how satellite surveying and the digital updating of maps became a success between 1980 and 2000.

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New online treasure hunt - the hidden treasure of water!

In nine eventful stages, schoolchildren aged 10 to 15 years discover numerous topics related to water. Thereby, they get to know swisstopo's maps and geodata in a playful way.

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Wilderswil bypass

Our geodata are continuously being updated. The “Wilderswil bypass” project is now complete and the new routes are already visible on our online maps.

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In focus

Night sky over Zimmerwald

Night sky over Zimmerwald

On a hill near Bern lies the Zimmerwald geostation. It is the fundamental point for the Swiss geographical survey. Here, specialists carry out research into the cosmos – and receive the occasional night-time visitor.

How and why is surveying done?

How and why is surveying done?

There are various methods for determining the coordinates of a point. The new video from the swisstopo know-how series presents the most important surveying measurement techniques and where they are used.

swisstopo app

swisstopo app

The free map app from swisstopo lets you combine the National Maps of Switzerland with many other topics such as hiking, cycling, snow sports and aviation on your smartphone and tablet.

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SIRS2023_Update_Genève (GE)

Production of the SWISSIMAGE RS 2023 for the canton of Geneva has been completed. Data are available on request.


SI2023_La Chaux-de-Fonds

A new SWISSIMAGE update with images from 2023 is available. The entire canton of Neuchâtel has been updated with the latest images.


Official directory of building addresses

The data will soon be available via the STAC API. The old data reference path will still be available during a transition period of two months.

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Basic data processing

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Geographical, geological and technical basics plus statutory mandates.

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Freely available online tools

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Maps, photos and applications available free of charge on the Internet (open data).

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Standard range

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Commercially available maps, photos, data and applications.

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Client-specific services for authorities and/or private individuals.

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