A geomatics apprentice at swisstopo wins the Prix Carto

Dorian Ramos receives the prestigious Swiss Cartography Award in the “Start” category for his castle map. This map was created as part of his apprenticeship as a geomatician with swisstopo. It provides information on the location, condition, and age of castles and fortresses around Lake Gruyère.

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Expand your knowledge of Switzerland's geological diversity

On map.geo.admin.ch the topic 'Geology' has been given a new look and a new structure. In addition, a new topic 'Geo-resources' has been introduced.

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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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First ski route maps

First ski route maps

This article is only available in German and French.

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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SMR Winter Update 2023
Section of Swiss Map Raster 50 Winter

The digital national maps with a wintry colour scheme have been updated and are available at scales of 1:10,000 to 1:200,000. The perfect basis for the presentation of winter and snow sports themes.


Digital Road Map Update
Section of Road Map

The 2024/25 edition of the digital Road Map of Switzerland at a scale of 1:200,000 is now available.


SWISSIMAGE RS - Update Nov. - Charmey (FR)

Production of the SWISSIMAGE RS 2023 for the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud and Valais has been completed. Data are available on request.

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