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Thematic maps

The Swiss national maps are used as the basis for numerous other map-related products: in addition to hiking and winters sport maps, swisstopo also produces various aviation and geological maps, as well as special maps for military purposes.

Extract of hiking map Stans
Hiking map with thematic content

The set of Swiss national maps forms the basis for a broad variety of other maps. Here, swisstopo works closely together with the respective authorities and national organisations on the production of the thematic content.

Maps for leisure-time activities

swisstopo publishes the official hiking maps of the Swiss Hiking Federation. The 1:50,000 scale hiking maps covers the whole of Switzerland. For popular and well-known hiking regions, swisstopo produces a hiking map series at a scale of 1:33,333.

The snow sports maps 1:50,000 covers the Swiss Alpine region. In addition to routes, the maps also contain information on protected areas and slopes with gradients >30°. The maps are published in collaboration with the Swiss Alpine Club SAC.

Maps for leisure-time activities

Aviation maps

In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) is responsible for the preparation of aviation maps, and has delegated this task to the Swiss air navigation service provider, Skyguide, and swisstopo. All aviation-specific content is processed by Skyguide, while swisstopo is responsible for the background map, integration of the aviation-specific content and distribution of the product.

Aviation maps

Geological maps

swisstopo is responsible for the geological survey, and in addition to the 1:25,000 maps for the Geological Atlas it publishes geological maps on various topics at 1:500,000, as well as various special geological maps.  

Geological maps

Military maps

The military thematic maps produced by swisstopo are intended for use by the armed forces for training, planning and operations. They cover a wide range of scales and themes and are intended exclusively for the armed forces.


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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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