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SWISSIMAGE 10 cm

The orthophoto mosaic SWISSIMAGE 10 cm is a composition of new digital color aerial photographs over the whole of Switzerland with a ground resolution of 10 cm in the plain areas and main alpine valleys and 25 cm over the Alps. It is updated in a cycle of 3 years.

SWISSIMAGE10

The Digital Color Orthophotomosaic of Switzerland

Images that have been freed of their distortions and therefore show a uniform scale over their entire surface, are designated as ortho image. They can for instance be overlaid with other geodata and serve as a basis for accurate measurements of coordinates, distances and surfaces.

Applications
The field of applications of orthophotos is as various as the content of its underlying aerial photographs.

SWISSIMAGE forms the ideal basis for your applications in the fields of land-use planning, natural hazards management, environmental protection, forestry and agriculture, geology or can be simply used as a detailed base map.

Update status

Historical orthoimages from 1998 onwards
By default, SWISSIMAGE contains the most recent orthophotos. However, older orthophotos can be displayed thanks to the Journey through time – aerial images. Historical orthoimages can only be ordered in tiles or rectangular excerpts and only by e-mail geodata@swisstopo.ch.

Terms of use

Additional information

Technical details

Coordinate systems: LV95 (LV03 on request).

Ground resolution: 0.1 m, 0.25 m (depending on the area, resampled to 25 cm), 0.5 m and 2 m.

In addition, SWISSIMAGE is freely available throughout Switzerland with a resolution of 25 m.

Standard deviation for the precision in position: +/- 0.15 m for the ground sample distance of 0.1 m.

Data format for the download : Cloud Optimized Geotiff (COG), RGB (3 x 8 bit),  JPEG95 compression.

Original data format: RGB TIFF (3 x 8 bit) with TFW (World File)-georeference

From the acquisition year 2018 onwards, the center of the 20 biggest Swiss lakes comes from RapidEye satellite images from 2016 to 2018. The correct copyrights statement is “Includes material © (2016-2018) Planet. All rights reserved”

Coordinate system: LV03

Ground resolution: 0.5 m

Standard deviation for the precision in position: +/- 0.5 m.

Data format: RGB TIFF (3 x 8 bit) with TFW (World File)-georeference

Coordinate systems:  LV03 from 2005 to 2007, LV95 since 2008

Ground resolution: 0.25 m or 0.5 m (depending on the area)

Standard deviation for the precision in position: +/- 0.25 m for the ground sample distance of 0.25 m (in hilly terrain +/- 3-5 m).

Data format: RGB TIFF (3 x 8 bit) with TFW (World File)-georeference.

Documents

Publications concerning SWISSIMAGE are available only in German and French. Please select your preferred language in the navigation bar, to access the desired document.

Sample data

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.

SWISSIMAGE 10 cm - Access to geodata


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