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Swiss Map Vector 10

Swiss Map Vector 10 is the Swiss national 1:10,000 scale map in vector format. swisstopo’s largest scale topographic map stands out for its detailed representation of traffic, settlements, terrain and vegetation as well as its thorough labelling. Raster data for relief and rock features complete the vector data.

Swiss Map Vector 10

Swiss national vector map 1:10,000

The perimeter of the map covers the national territory of both Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Updates are made every year based on the latest version of swisstopo’s topographic landscape model (TLM). Contents are structured according to subject matter and can be edited by class or by object. This product, which features a very high standard of cartography, forms the ideal basis for a variety of uses in the public administration and the private economy, as well as in scientific circles and by the general public.

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  • For the development of information systems and use in GIS applications with major demands on cartographic representation and possible personalisation
  • As a basis for personalised publications and illustrations in the media
  • As a basis for subsequent cartographic developments

Data formats

“Swiss Map Vector 10” is available in “File Geodatabase” (Version GDB) and “GeoPackage” (Version GPKG) formats. Ideally, it is recommended that the “GDB” version be used in “ArcMap”. For the “GeoPackage” version, there are support files for depiction similar to national maps in “QGIS”.

Vector PDF
As an alternative to the GIS formats, the SMV data are also available in a vector PDF (max. size: 52.5km2). The map elements are separated according to layers and can be individualised in a graphics programme if required.

Access to data

The data are offered as predefined spatial units for free download. For a deviating unit or access to vector PDFs, 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.), the format and, if necessary, the resolution or variant.

Terms of use

Additional information

Technical details

Specifications for free download

Format: File-Geodatabase (GDB) and GeoPackage (GPKG)

Coordinate system: CH1903+/MN95

Tiling: 208 tiles of 210 km2

File sizes:

  • GDB: ~ 660 MB/tile, ~ 140 GB/full dataset
  • GPKG: ~ 782 MB/tile, ~ 162 GB/full dataset

Product information


Swiss Map Vector 10 - 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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