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Digital models

8 January 2024

Landscape Models

Landscape models display objects of the landscape in a flexible vector format. They consist of thematic layers (e.g. traffic). Each layer comprises georeferential objects in a point, line or polygon form or as a 3D feature. Each object has attributes and relations.

8 January 2024

Height Models

Height models are digital data sets which show the form of the earth's surface in 3D. Each set of X and Y coordinates shows a height (Z). Different products are available for various applications.

8 January 2024

Geological models

Geological models are digital datasets that show the subsurface in 3D and give information about its composition.

The image shows a map section from Lucerne to Solothurn, with the perimeters of the official list of places coloured in

8 January 2024

Official geographic directories of Switzerland

The directories of localities, streets and building addresses in Switzerland contain officially and legally verified data.

8 January 2024


Geoservices allow publishing and linking geographic information on the Internet. These services are used by applications to visualise or exchange data.

8 January 2024

Geodetic Software

For the needs of Geodesy and Land Surveying swisstopo produces or procures software and constantly improves and maintains it since a long time. The programs cover all areas of traditional surveying, geodesy and GPS positioning.

8 January 2024

General information about the swisstopo app

Discover even the remotest places in Switzerland with high quality maps. The free map app from swisstopo lets you combine the National Maps of Switzerland with many other topics such as hiking, cycling, snow sports and aviation on your smartphone and tablet. Ease of use and functionalities for planning and recording tours as well as experiencing the landscape in panorama mode, are some of the highlights of the app.

8 January 2024

Report changes to maps

Have you noticed any changes in the area that still need to be reflected in our products? Or have you discovered an error in a map or a set of geodata? If so, please let us know - on the road via smartphone or from home.

8 January 2024

Metadata catalogue - is the Swiss Catalogue for geometadata. Geometadata describe geospatial data and enable its search, evaluation and management.

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Topography - Geodata Distribution
Seftigenstrasse 264
3084 Wabern