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Swiss Map Vector 1000

“Swiss Map Vector 1000” is the Swiss national 1:1,000,000 scale map in vector format. It provides a clear depiction of the main traffic axes, residential areas, bodies of water, summits and borders.

Swiss Map Vector 1000

Swiss national vector map 1:1,000,000

Vector data comes from the digital cartographic model, which is also used for the derivation of printed maps, and the “Swiss Map Raster”. Contents are structured according to subject matter and can be edited by class or by object. Terrain is depicted using raster data. Relief and hypsometric depictions are available. Switzerland and neighbouring countries are shown from Lyon to Salzburg and from Strasbourg to Genoa.


  • 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 is available in File-Geodatabase (GDBP and GDB) and GeoPackage (GPKG) formats. Ideally, it is recommended that the GDBP or GDB versions be used (ArgGISPro, from version 3.0 and ESRI ArcMap, from version 10.2.2). For the GeoPackage version, there are support files for depiction similar to national maps in QGIS.

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Technical details

Specifications for free download

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

Coordinate system: CH1903+/MN95

File sizes:

  • GDBP: ~ 383 MB (full dataset as .zip file)
  • GDB: ~ 382 MB (full dataset as .zip file)
  • GPKG: ~ 39 MB (full dataset as .zip file)

Product information

Swiss Map Vector 1000 - Access to geodata

Edition: 2022

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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