Switzerland in images

Discover the beautiful or mysterious objects that are hidden in the aerial images of swisstopo.

The new 1:1 Million National Map has been updated

Switzerland and its neighbours on a handy overview map. Travellers, explorers or those just interested in geography will never lose sight of the big picture – thanks to this map. The printed map is now available.

National Map of Switzerland 1:1 Million

Administrative units and boundaries

The 2019 update is available! It contains 6 new municipalities created through fusions of municipalities. swissBOUNDARIES3D contains all administrative units and boundaries of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein in vector form.


The new orthophotos SWISSIMAGE 10 cm are available!

The orthophoto mosaic SWISSIMAGE 10 cm is a composition of new aerial photographs with a ground resolution of 10 cm. The images over the canton of Basel and Basel-Landschaft have been integrated.


Photo competition – “knowing where”

Your top winter photo could feature in our next advert or poster! Take part and win attractive prizes. Send us your best photo of a snowshoe or ski tour from one of Switzerland’s many stunning regions.

To the competition

Chat with us on social media!

Communication with our customers and partners is very important to us. This is why we have a social media presence, posting news, the latest photos and videos and providing fascinating insights into what we do. Find out more about swisstopo and get in touch. We want to know what you think!

Our offer

Basic data processing

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Geographical, geological and technical basics plus statutory mandates.

Basic Data

Freely available online tools and geodata

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Maps, photos and applications available free of charge on the Internet (open data).

Online tools and geodata

Standard range

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Commercially available maps, photos, data and applications.

Standard Range

Personalised supply

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Client-specific services for authorities and/or private individuals.

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