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Swiss Map Vector 500

“Swiss Map Vector 500” is the Swiss national 1:500,000 scale map in vector format. It includes the railway network, all highways, semi-highways, transit and link roads, a highly simplified depiction of residential areas and terrains and the names of principal objects.

Swiss Map Vector 500

Swiss national vector map 1:500,000

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. Switzerland and neighbouring countries are shown.

Uses

  • 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” (Version GDB) and “Shape” (Version SHP) formats. Ideally, it is recommended that the “GDB” version be used in ”ArcMap” (ESRI, from version 10.2.2). For the “SHP” version, there are support files and instructions for depiction similar to national maps in the following programmes: “ArcMap” (ESRI, from version 10.2.2); “Q-GIS” (from version 2.8.1 Vienna); “OCAD” (from version 11.5.9).

Terms of use

Additional information


Access to geodata

Swiss Map Vector 500 - Shape

Edition: 2016

Swiss Map Vector 500 - File Geodatabase

Edition: 2016


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