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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A gift idea for your loved ones

Design a personalised card for your loved ones. Whether it's a selfie or a group photo on the cover - you decide the look and the map section. With mySwissMap, you can gift a truly unique gift for Christmas.

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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.

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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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Scanned Aerial Images for Download

The self-service geodata offering from swisstopo is expanding with the integration of scanned aerial images. For the past few weeks, these images have been gradually made available for direct download. The integration of over 350’000 images will take several months and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. Aerial images can be accessed through the map viewer of the federal geoportal.


swissBUILDINGS3D Update
3D building models in Locarno

swisstopo has partially updated the products swissBUILDINGS3D 2.0 and swissBUILDINGS3D 3.0 Beta. The entire canton of GR has been updated. Moreover, swissBUILDINGS3D 3.0 Beta includes now 3D building models with the federal building identifier (EGID) also for the cantons of BL and BS.


Official directory of building addresses

The data is now available via the STAC API. During a transition period of two months, the data will still be available from the old address.

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