Folio 2023 - now available

In this issue of the Folio, the focus is on digital transformation. The employees of swisstopo demonstrated an affinity for the digital and constantly drove forward digital development even as far back as the 1960s. Today, geodata forms the basis for digital change and many innovations.

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swisstopo app new with offline search

Now you can find the address or place you are looking for even without an internet connection. The offline search makes it possible.

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Gubrist gets third tube

Our geodata are continuously being updated. The «Third tube of Gubrist Tunnel» project is now complete and the changes are already visible on our online maps.

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In focus

Night sky over Zimmerwald

Night sky over Zimmerwald

On a hill near Bern lies the Zimmerwald geostation. It is the fundamental point for the Swiss geographical survey. Here, specialists carry out research into the cosmos – and receive the occasional night-time visitor.

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.

swisstopo app

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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Official directory of towns and cities
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swisstopo compiles, manages and publishes the directory of towns and cities, which includes postcodes as well as perimeters. The «PLZO_CH» dataset is available throughout the entire country. From 1 June 2023, the directory will no longer be available in MN03. The data is accessible via the STAC API.


swissBATHY3D Update
Lago Maggiore

The bathymetric data of Lake Morat and Lac de Joux were extended by the shallow water area and cover the lakes completely. Furthermore, we have added Lake Hallwil and the deep water area on the Swiss side of Lago Maggiore to the data set.


Swiss Map Raster 10 Update
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swisstopo has updated the digital National Map 1:10,000 (Swiss Map Raster 10) with the latest data. The 2023 edition of Switzerland's most detailed national map is available for download and can be viewed at

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