Switzerland in images

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


swisstopo has partially updated its 3D building models in the product swissBUILDINGS3D 2.0 and in the 3D viewer of the Federal Geoportal. In total an area of approx. 9120 km2 has been updated.

swissBUILDINGS3D 2.0

Folio 2019

The "Folio" by swisstopo is published annually and is dedicated to one focus topic. For 2019, everything revolves around the subject of "Protection and safety".


Test the vector tiles by creating your personalised map!

Vector tiles open up new opportunities for displaying swisstopo geodata online. This technology creates light and quick maps.

Vector tiles

The 10 winners are defined.

The swisstopo photo competition is successfully completed. We received more than 700 beautiful winter photos. The public selected the winning photos from the 30 best pictures by online-voting. Thank you and congratulations.

The 10 winning pictures

Chat with us on social media!

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!

Our offer

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.

Standard Range

Personalised supply

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

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