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Swiss Map Vector 25

“Swiss Map Vector 25” is the Swiss national 1:25,000 scale map in vector format. It includes all complete and differentiated rail, road and path networks, a detailed representation of residential areas, bodies of water, vegetation and terrains complete with annotations.

Swiss Map Vector 25

Swiss national vector map 1:25,000

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. Raster data for relief and rock features complete the vector data. The perimeter of the map covers the national territory of both Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Insight into Swiss Map Vector (Video)


  • 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 25” 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: 210 km2). 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, 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: 58 tiles of 480 km2

File sizes:

  • GDB: ~ 610 MB/tile, ~ 35 GB/full dataset
  • GPKG: ~ 685 MB/tile, ~ 40 GB/full dataset

Product information


Swiss Map Vector 25 - 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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