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Customised aerial and satellite images

The Federal Office of Topography swisstopo has been producing series of aerial images of the entire country for almost 100 years, and is also the official operator of the national point of contact for satellite images. In addition to its standard products, swisstopo also provides other services relating to image data.

acquisition of aerial and satellite images

Photographs are unique «contemporary witnesses» that document the status of a landscape or region at a specific point in time. Aerial and satellite images are ideal large-scale information sources and form a valuable basis for the implementation of a broad variety of projects. Image data are especially useful for documenting changes in the landscape, as well as for producing observation series or for use as a planning instrument. swisstopo provides customised aerial images upon request, and also supports the acquisition and further processing of satellite images. In addition, swisstopo has high-performance and high-precision scanners at its disposal for external mandates, which it uses for digitising analogue images from the national collection.

Flight service

Flying is carried out in collaboration with the Swiss Air Force. The Aerial Photography flight service plans and coordinates all flying requirements.

Scanning as a service

We digitise your black-and-white and colour films, negative or diapositive, in individual frames or on the roll, using a precise photogrammetric scanner.

Satellite images

Through the National Point of Contact for Satellite Images (NPOC), customers can purchase high-quality satellite images from around the world. On customer’s demand, the NPOC obtains new images or...

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


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Geodata Distribution

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern


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