Public colloquiums

To be held on Fridays from November to April, they will consist of a number of presentations followed by a discussion on subjects chosen by the various swisstopo divisions. The next colloquium will take place on 31st January on the subject of geoinformation.

Further informations and registration (only in german or french)

Space and time

Between 1860 and 1887, the first official map of the Confederation, the Dufour Map, was brought closer to the basement. Researchers crossed the Central Plateau, the Alps and the Jura to produce a geological map of Switzerland at a scale of 1:100,000.

The Dufour Map of the underground

The Olympic village in Lausanne

We update our geodata continuously. The new building Vortex, in Chavannes-près-Renens (VD), which hosts the Olympic athletes who compete for the Youth Olympic Games and then will be used as a residence for the students of the University of Lausanne, is already visible on our online maps.


The 2020 update is available!

It contains 8 new municipalities created through fusions of municipalities. swissBOUNDARIES3D contains all administrative units and boundaries of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein in vector form.


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.

Personalised Supply