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Swiss Map Raster 50

Swiss Map Raster products encompass the entire range of digital national maps in raster format. The data is directly derived from digitally produced map bases and is georeferenced.


National mapping in digital raster format 1:50,000

Swiss Map Raster are a conversion of the map image into a digital form with no direct bearing on the individual map elements.

Swiss Map Raster pixel maps are ideal for finding background information for a broad variety of screen applications, web and mobile applications and services, as well as for geographic information systems. They can also be used as basic maps for a variety of purposes (digital printing, plots, offset printing, etc.).

Swiss Map Raster products are available free of charge as colour and greyscale combination. For bitmap files, which are available as single thematic layers, please send your orders to who will make an offer for the costs of the provision of the data. To facilitate the order, please specify the area of interest (rectangle in Swiss coordinates, municipality, etc.) and the format.

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Additional information

Technical details

Specifications for free download:

Format: Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG), LZW compression

Coordinate system: CH1903+/MN95

Tiling: 80 tiles of 480 km2 (analogue to the map sheet division of the 1:50 000 National Map)

Product variants:

  • Colour combination with shading (KREL)
  • Colour combination without shading (KOMB)
  • Greyscale combination without shading (KGRS)

File sizes:

  • KREL: ~ 400 MB/tile, 32 GB/full dataset
  • KOMB/KGRS: ~ 20 MB/tile, 1.6 GB/full dataset

Product information

Sample data

Sample data SMR50

  • EE Thematic layers
  • KREL Colour combination with shading
  • KOMB Colour combination without shading
  • KGRS Greyscale combination without shading


Swiss Map Raster 50 - Access to geodata

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
+41 58 469 01 11


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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