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Published on 8 January 2024

Map production

How is a map created? Numerous experts at swisstopo tackle this major question every day. Many steps are required to create a map. Many different professions are involved, from surveying, taking aerial photos and compiling enormous geodatabases to cartographic processing and the publication of maps using various media. The range of cartographic products is wide and ranges from apps to web portals and from geo-services to classic paper maps. 

From aerial image to map

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Division Cartography
Seftigenstrasse 264
3084 Wabern