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Conditions for Geodata

Free basic geodata (OGD)

From 1 March 2021, swisstopo's standard digital products, such as digital maps, aerial photographs and landscape models, will be available free of charge as Open Government Data and will be freely usable.

Further information

Free download

Most of swisstopo's basic geodata can be downloaded online. Each dataset is offered in the most common formats and variants. Large datasets are divided into spatial units for downloading, while for smaller datasets the user always gets the full geographical extent. A user interface, which is integrated into the Internet pages of the individual products, makes it easy to download geodata. No registration (user/password) is required to use it. For simple products, it is simply a list of links to download the available variants. For products divided into units, it is possible to make a spatial selection and apply filters to obtain a more precise list of download links.

Geodata not directly downloadable

For some geodata, not all existing formats are available online free of charge. swisstopo has chosen one or two popular formats and offers others on request. Similarly, some specialised geodata which are dated or particularly voluminous (e.g. aerial image strips or historical maps) cannot be found in our download offer. To obtain these data, please place your orders with geodata@swisstopo.ch, which will prepare an offer for the costs of making them available.

Delivery is made electronically or by post on a USB stick. For data volumes of more than 30 GB the data carrier will be agreed with the customer. Delivery time: 1 day to 2 weeks depending on the data volume.

Delivery request

For all geodata from swisstopo, an "offline" delivery request on a suitable digital data carrier can be submitted to geodata@swisstopo. swisstopo will prepare an offer for the delivery costs. Standard delivery takes place by post on a USB stick. For data volumes of more than 30 GB the data carrier will be agreed with the customer. Delivery time: 1 to 2 weeks depending on the data volume.

Payment in Switzerland

Against invoice (payable within 30 days)

Payment abroad

Exclusively by credit card (MasterCard or VISA) or payment in advance.

Conditions of use for geodata

Unless otherwise specified on delivery of the data, the Terms of use for free geodata and geoservices (OGD) from swisstopo apply.

Purchase obligations

Orders are in principle binding.

Once the data has been ordered, the ordering party may withdraw from the order; however, he will be charged the full processing costs.

Place of jurisdiction

Place of jurisdiction is Berne.


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P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
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P.O. Box
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