Geodata and applications

Digital Maps

Digital Maps

swisstopo’s digital maps are available in raster and vector formats. They form an excellent basis for digital use and further processing.

Geological Geodata

Geological Geodata

Geological maps provide information on the geological composition of the superficial strata of the terrestrial crust at scales of between 1:25,000 and 1:500,000.

Geoservices

Geoservices

Geoservices allow publishing and linking geographic information on the Internet. These services are used by applications to visualise or exchange data.

Images

Images

Images of swisstopo are an instant view of the landscape, taken from the ground, airplanes or from satellites. These survey photographs allow for geometrically high precision processing.

Aeronautical Maps

Aeronautical Maps

Swiss aeronautical maps with airports, airfields, airspaces, restricted and hazardous zones as well as air safety information.

General information on obtaining geodata

General information on obtaining geodata

Various options are available for downloading swisstopo geodata, depending on the data set. Large data sets are divided into spatial units for downloading. In the case of smaller data sets, the...

Landscape Models

Landscape Models

Landscape models display objects of the landscape in a flexible vector format. They consist of thematic layers (e.g. traffic). Each layer comprises georeferential objects in a point, line or polygon...

Applications

Applications

The free swisstopo app brings the national maps of Switzerland to your smartphone. Professional software for traditional surveying, geodesy and GPS positioning.

Height Models

Height Models

Height models are digital data sets which show the form of the earth's surface in 3D. Each set of X and Y coordinates shows a height (Z). Different products are available for various applications.

Official geographic directories

Official geographic directories

The official directories of localities, streets and building addresses in Switzerland are public and are available for use by everyone, free of charge. They are compiled, managed and published by the...