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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

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.

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.

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...


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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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