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Surveying procedures

Various surveying methods for collecting geodetic data are applied, depending on the specific task and desired degree of accuracy.

Trigonometric point determination
Original triangulation point. Although it no longer serves as surveying reference point, the original triangulation point bears witness to Switzerland’s history of surveying and cartographic culture. Geodata are collected using a variety of surveying instruments and procedures.

For the national survey, the cadastral survey and engineering surveys, points have to be measured and their coordinates have to be calculated.

For these purposes, various methods and procedures are used. 


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

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Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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