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Digital Image Strips

Aerial images strips are views of the landscape photographed from aircraft with digital cameras.


Digital image strips

With Leica ADS100 digital cameras, the landscape is scanned in strips with a linear scanner (20,000 pixels) in black and white, colour (RGB) and infrared. Special software is required for visualising and analysing image strips. With the LUBIS Viewer application, you can search aerial image strips which are registered in swisstopo’s LUBIS aerial imagery information system.


  • Basis for creating related swisstopo products (e.g. topographic landscape model, terrain models, SWISSIMAGE)
  • 3D interpretation
  • For nature and environmental research purposes

Price and ordering

The dataset is not available for free download. Please send your orders to who will make an offer for the costs of the provision of the data.
To make ordering easier, please mention the image numbers found in the  LUBIS Viewer .

Terms of use

Additional information

Technical details

(for details see documents)

  • Width of strip: 20'000 pixels
  • Channels: red, green, blue, near-infrared
  • Focal length: 120mm
  • Data per strip-km (4 channels, forward, nadir and backward): 2.9 GB with 10cm pixels, 1.1 GB  with 25cm pixel
  • Data format: Tiff, 16 bit per channel (14 bit sensor)
  • Coordinate system: WGS84, ellipsoidal height
  • Storage medium: hard disc or USB stick
  • Ground resolution: 10cm and 25cm 


Sample data

(images from ADS40 and ADS80 are similar)

The sample data show their type and format. They are free of charge and can be used for test purposes only. It is not allowed to include them in a product. 

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P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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