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Published on 8 January 2024

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are special forms of 3D visualizations. They are being used more and more frequently and are becoming slowly established in daily life. With its 3D geodata, swisstopo offers useful data for the creation of such applications. 

Composite image: The main image on the left shows Bern's old town with the cathedral and the Bernese Alps from a virtual bird's eye view. The two smaller images on the right: AR presentation of a building project and outdoor geometry overlay with attribute query.

8 January 2024

Augmented Reality

Geodata and Augmented Reality (AR) are ideally suited! AR transforms invisible geodata into visible information and allows virtual 3D models to be experienced anew in the real environment. swisstopo geodata products and services provide an optimal basis for AR applications.

Extract from the app with eight scenes to select: Bellinzona; Bern; Gruyères; Luzern; Pilatus; Sion; St. Gallen and Zermatt

8 January 2024

Virtual Reality

With the swisstopo VR app, anyone interested can virtually visit eight sites in Switzerland. The 3D visualisations in the app were prepared using geodata from swisstopo.

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