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Maps & more

Maps depict the earth’s surface in a simplified form. We can use them as an orientation aid and as a means of maintaining an overview of our surroundings. Map apps for use on smartphones broaden the ways in which maps can be utilised. Historical maps document changes in the landscape.

Map production

Map production calls for a large number of individual steps. Numerous specialists are involved in the process, which ranges from surveying and the input of landscape objects based on aerial images...

New National Map for Switzerland

In order to keep pace with the requirements for their widespread use on various digital and analogue media, the set of Swiss national maps needed to be modernised. Thanks to efficient production...

Historical maps

The swisstopo map collection is a unique cultural treasure comprising all first editions and revised versions of the official Dufour Map, the Siegfried Map and the series of national maps. The...

Map reading

Useful aids that make map reading easy. The leaflets "Map reading" and "Conventional signs" offer interesting facts for national map users and lessons.

Maps for mobile devices

New technologies and users’ changing needs have led to paper no longer being the only medium for maps. With Swiss Map Mobile, swisstopo offers a convenient and cost-effective solution for using maps...

Military geography and cartography

The basis mission of the agency for military geography (MilGeo) includes procurement, production, preparation and distribution of geo-information in analogue and digital form such as maps, aerial or...

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


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern


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