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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 is complex. The input of landscape objects based on aerial images into enormous databases, through to cartographic processing are only a part

New National Map for Switzerland

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.

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...

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.

Historical maps

The swisstopo map collection is a cultural treasure comprising all first editions and revised versions of the official maps: Dufour, Siegfried and National.


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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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