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 satellite imagery, relief or landscape models.

Geodata plays an important role in every military exercise or operation. In the armed forces it provides an indispensible basis for planning as well as command and control and it forms an important component of most modern weapon systems.

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Geo services for the armed forces

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 satellite imagery, relief or landscape models. In particular the following services are ensured for military units and administration:

  • Production of various military thematic maps such as maps of training areas or general overview maps
  • The compilation of special maps for operations and exercises
  • The procurement of geodata from abroad
  • The preparation of map data for various software applications.


The geo officer of the Armed Forces Joint Staff together with the Institute for Military Geography and the MilKarto of the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo are the contacts for geo concerns within the defence sector.


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

E-mail


Relevant authority

Institute for Military Geography
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Print contact

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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