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Official directory of building addresses

The official directory of building addresses lists all official addresses in Switzerland. The directory includes all buildings used for residential purposes, workplaces and buildings of general public interest.

Database of all addresses in Switzerland

Addresses are the most frequently used geographic location parameters in everyday life as well as by companies. In the official directory of building addresses, every building entrance is clearly identified and designated an equally unambiguous building address. It also contains:

  • House numbers
  • The applicable street name from the official street directory names
  • The applicable name of the locality and the post code from the official directory of municipalities
  • The applicable name and number of the municipality from the official directory of municipalities
  • The geographic location
  • The status of the «building address».

Each municipality (and sometimes the canton itself) enters most of the content of this directory in the buildings and dwellings directory that is compiled by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The FSO periodically delivers the data to swisstopo, which supplements them with data from the cadastral survey where necessary and subsequently publishes them for use free of charge by everyone.

Utilisation of the directory

The official directory of building addresses can be used by the public administration, as well as by companies for commercial purposes. For example, it can be used as a database for cartographic and GPS-based products, and is also suitable for integration into web services. It can also be used for verifying the validity of an address or, for example, for searching for the national coordinates for a given address.

Terms of use

Procurement of data

Additional information

File formats

The official directory of building addresses is available in the following file formats:

  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • Interlis 2
  • CSV (Excel)

Coordinate systems

The official street directory is available in the following coordinate system:

  • LV95

Updates

The official directory of building addresses is updated daily. swisstopo updates the data based on the information provided by the official directory of building addresses. Each municipality (and sometimes the canton itself) enters most of the data in the directory of building addresses that is compiled by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The FSO delivers the data each day to swisstopo, which supplements them where necessary with data from the cadastral survey and subsequently publishes them for use free of charge by everyone.

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

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Relevant authority

Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
E-mail

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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