Digital geological data

Basic geological data in digital form are primarily used for carrying out modern geological analyses and exploring the underground. They form an essential basis for the development of comprehensive geological datasets and models in the domains of natural hazards, geo-energy and raw materials, as well as for dealing with issues relating to the environment.

Examples of geological vector data and base data

Swiss geological data infrastructure

In addition to geological vector maps, the Swiss Geological Survey also provides data of national interest relating to the underground. These data can be accessed via the federal geodata portal (map.geo.admin.ch). They include information pertaining to deep drilling operations and geophysical surveys as well as national constructions.

Geological vector maps

With its GeoCover datasets, the Swiss Geological Survey provides geological vector data for the entire country. These datasets are based on the Geological Atlas of Switzerland 1:25'000 and various other maps.

Thanks to a geological data model (already available) and harmonized map legends (currently in progress), it is possible to make specific inquiries about particular rock types or rock formations.

Borehole data

Borehole data of national interest are archived by the Swiss Geological Survey; all other drilling data can be viewed via the respective cantonal geodata portal. A general and constantly updated overview of borehole data in Switzerland is available at map.geo.admin.ch.

Geophysical data

The exploration of the underground relies heavily on studies using geophysical methods. For this purpose, the Swiss Geological Survey secures the most important seismic data and makes them widely accessible. Seismic data are freely available as long as the federal government or the cantons hold the utilisation rights.

Examples of seismic profiles and data storage (left) and a borehole log model (right)
Examples of seismic profiles and data storage (left) and a borehole log model (right)


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Swiss Geological Survey
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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

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