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Published on 8 January 2024

National Map

The national maps of Switzerland that are in use today are based on the provisions of the legislation dating from 1935. These maps were implemented at varying scales and subsequently replaced the Dufour and Siegfried maps and their supplements. 

Extract from the 1959 1:100,000 National Map. The extract shows the centre of Zurich on the multicoloured map.

Excerpt from the national map in the new design. Among other things, the railroad lines now stand out in red, the font is sans serif and the roads are in different colors depending on their traffic relevance.

8 January 2024

Modernisation of the National Maps

Between 2001 and 2021, swisstopo fundamentally modernised the production and appearance of the Swiss national maps. Find out here what this modernisation entails and why it is so important for the future of Swiss geodata.

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

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