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Published on 8 January 2024

Frequently asked questions about the swisstopo app

About the app

The swisstopo app lets you combine the National Maps of Switzerland with many other topics on your smartphone and tablet.

Maps and data

The swisstopo app shows all National Maps of Switzerland, aerial photographs, aeronautical charts, geological and historical maps from swisstopo. These maps have supplements with numerous additional information.


With the swisstopo app, you always know where you are and don't lose your orientation.

Create a tour

Plan your next tours conveniently with the swisstopo app and create a personalised tour portal with destinations already reached and those still to be conquered.

On the go

If you are on a tour, the app automatically switches to companion mode.

The panorama mode

You want to know which panorama surrounds you? With one click you look through your camera and the most important places and summits are labelled in the camera image.

Offline maps

By downloading the maps, you can travel safely with our national maps even in areas without network reception.

Technical information

In the app, you can select settings for the coordinate or measurement system, the colour selection for tours and markers or the export format, among other things.

Base Map

The Base Map has been optimised for use on smartphones - especially with regard to the memory requirements for offline use.

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