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Overview of contents and functions of the swisstopo app

The swisstopo app presents a wide range of content and topics and offers functions for use in your leisure time and at work.


  • National Map 1:10 000 to 1:1Mio
  • National Map winter
  • Aerial image
  • Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000
  • Switzerland during the Last Glacial Maximum 1:500,000
  • Aeronautical Maps (Aeronautical Chart ICAO, Glider Map)
  • Dufour Map first edition
  • Siegfried Map first edition
  • Aerial image 1946

Additional topics and contents

Public transport stops


  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain hiking trails
  • Alpine hiking trails
  • Hiking SwitzerlandMobility
  • Closures hiking trails
  • Alpine pastures protected by livestock guardian dogs
  • Shooting range bulletins (Current shooting data)
  • Geology along the way (Geologically interesting sites)


  • Cycling SwitzerlandMobility
  • Mountainbiking SwitzerlandMobility
  • Closures bike
  • Closures mountain bike
  • Shooting range bulletins (Current shooting data)


  • Ski routes
  • Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe trekking SwitzerlandMobility
  • Snow depth
  • Slope over 30°
  • Slope classes over 30°
  • Protected areas
  • Designated wildlife areas
  • Shooting range bulletins (Current shooting data)


  • Geology along the way (Geologically interesting sites)


  • Obstacles
  • Landing sites
  • Drones and model aircrafts
  • Airspaces
  • Protected areas for civil aviation



  • Tours
    • - Plan tours for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, ski and snowshoe
      • - Set tour type and personal pace
      • - Create and edit track, define tour colour, invert tour direction
      • - Add notes
      • - Assign tags (keywords) to categorise tours
      • - Filter tours by tags
      • - Sort tours by duration, distance, alphabet, last created, last modified
      • - Overview of all tours on the map overview
    • - Record tour (tracking)
    • - Tour guide (arrival time, remaining distance)
    • - Import and export tours (Format GPX and KML)
    • - Share tours as stories via Instagram or other channels

Any legal information

Path with access restriction
Path with access restriction

When mapping out routes, paths with restrictions on use or access cannot be excluded. Please adhere to the corresponding signposts along the way. We generally recommend planning routes along official hiking and cycling trails as well as the recommended ski and snowshoe routes. Road closures and detours along these routes are shown in the app.

  • Markers
    • - Save, rename, comment on, tag (assign keywords) markers
    • - Filter markers by tags
    • - Import and export markers (Format GPX and KML)
    • - Draw tour from marker, view panorama virtually, measure linear distance, check weather forecast (MeteoSwiss)
  • Search for
    • - coordinates
    • - geographical names
    • - postal codes
    • - address
    • - saved tours and markers
  • Measure the linear distance (as the crow flies) between any two points
  • Compare two freely selectable map layers or aerial photos
  • Offline use
  • Report changes to maps and geodata (Read more)
  • Panorama mode
    • - Have the panorama labelled from your own location
    • - View the virtual panorama from any point (marker)
    • - Show tour in panorama mode
    • - Movement in virtual space
  • Moving Map (dynamic map display)
  • Show position
  • Professional mode (Pro under "Maps and data")
    • - All backgrounds, routes and additional information freely selectable
    • - Set the transparency of the displayed routes and additional information


Deeplinks into the swisstopo app

For developers and partners: Create your own deep link into the swisstopo app.

You can launch the swisstopo app on Android as well as iOS with the URL scheme «swisstopo» from another app. In addition, WGS84 coordinates of a point can be entered, which will then be marked. Example: swisstopo://poi?lat=47.3576318&lon=8.5643018

Conventional signs

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


Support swisstopo app

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Tel. +41 58 469 02 22

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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