swissALTI3D Update

The update 2019 of our digital terrain model is available. swissALTI3D now contains a new ground resolution of 50 cm.


A pioneering work

The Dufour Map, a pioneering work of the official Swiss Federal Cartography Office and a feat of surveying. Discover the other important and fascinating milestones in the history of swisstopo.

History and collections

New Geological Atlas sheet Linthal

The newest Atlas sheet Linthal covers areas where active mass movements still occur today. The well-known Glarus thrust extends from Linthal far towards the east.

Geological Atlas


With geodata-news swisstopo wishes to address users who are interested in digital data containing spatial reference or those who work with geodata.

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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!

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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