Shunting yard (AG/ZH)
Shunting yard (AG/ZH)

The mobile Switzerland

Discover the beautiful or mysterious objects that are hidden in the aerial images of swisstopo.

The Theodolite. A high-tech instrument on the Alpine summits

The theodolite was a key instrument in the production of topographic maps. The heavy, bulky, and complex instrument demanded a great deal of the porters and engineers but also took them to wild spots with breath-takingly beautiful scenery. But what exactly did theodolites do?

Space and time

Made for hiking: the new hiking map for Switzerland

For the hiking season 2020, 12 additional sheets came out for the Jura, the Valais Alps, Graubünden and the Bernese Oberland.

New hiking maps 1:50'000

A paper map made to measure

The familiar national maps or an aerial map made to measure - with mySwissMap you can design your own personal paper map with just a few clicks. Create your own piece of Switzerland!


Folio subject of Added Value

This edition of FOLIO contains information concerning the history of KOGIS (Coordination of Geoinformation and Services) division and the driving force behind the government-wide cooperation, namely the Federal Geoinformation Coordination Group (GCG).

Folio 2020

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Communication with our customers and partners is very important to us. This is why we have a social media presence, posting news, the latest photos and videos and providing fascinating insights into what we do. Find out more about swisstopo and get in touch. We want to know what you think!

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Basic data processing

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Geographical, geological and technical basics plus statutory mandates.

Basic Data

Freely available online tools and geodata

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

Online tools and geodata

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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