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The night sky over Zimmerwald

On a hill near Bern lies the Zimmerwald geostation. It is the fundamental point for the Swiss geographical survey.

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The unique Switzerland

The unique Switzerland

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

Photograms – an Ever-Growing Treasure

Photograms – an Ever-Growing Treasure

For over 100 years, swisstopo has been surveying Switzerland. The resulting photograms form a historical treasure. Image measurement (photogrammetry) opens up new doors for research.



The colloquia for the winter semester 2022/2023 consist of a series of lectures followed by a discussion on topics chosen by the various swisstopo domains.

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swissBUILDINGS3D Update
3D building models in Neuchâtel

swisstopo has partially updated the products swissBUILDINGS3D 2.0 and swissBUILDINGS3D 3.0 Beta. In total an area of 4104 km2 has been updated in the cantons of AG, LU and TI. Moreover, swissBUILDINGS3D 3.0 Beta includes 3D building models with the federal building identifier (EGID) for the first time. This additional information is available in the cantons AI, AR, GL and TG.


SMR Winter
20221201 SMRWinter Ste-Croix

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


swissSURFACE3D Raster Update
Soubey on the banks of the Doubs

As of today, swissSURFACE3D Raster ist available for the canton of Jura.

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