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8 January 2024


swisstopo also places the specialised knowledge based on its many years of experience in the national survey at the disposal of third parties. Its services range from conception to realisation, and from the solution of specific problems through to comprehensive geodetic calculations.

acquisition of aerial and satellite images

8 January 2024

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.

16 January 2024

Geological services

The Swiss Geological Survey provides access to geological data and 3D models of the underground. It coordinates geological activities in Switzerland and provides advice on geo-energy projects and subsurface construction projects.

The cover picture shows with the 3D package in OBJ format on the left and the Digirama and terrain in FBX format on the right three services offered by swisstopo

8 January 2024

3D: Special visualizations and geodata from swisstopo

In addition to the official products, swisstopo offers the creation of individualised 3D visualisations and geodata as a service. Customer-specific results that are suitable for a defined area of interest can be created on request from various source data.

8 January 2024

Infodesk History

The Infodesk History answers any questions relating to the history of swisstopo’s geodata, collections and production methods.

2 girls in front of a computer, aerial foto and map

8 January 2024

swisstopo teaching materials and services for schools

swisstopo can provide you as a teacher with free teaching materials for all age groups: accompany your pupils on a journey of discovery. That’s how exciting topography can be!

8 January 2024

Geoservices for the DDPS

Geoinformation is indispensable for military and civil security agencies. swisstopo ensures that the armed forces and their systems have access to geospatial reference data and provides a number of other specialist geoinformation and geoinformatics services.

Print screenshot from the federal geodata portal of Misox in 2024: comparison before and after the event

1 July 2024

Rapid Mapping

Rapid Mapping is a federal government service that collects and makes available geodata such as aerial or satellite imagery following natural disasters, in order to manage and document these events. The relevant authorities at all federal levels (federal government, cantons, communes) are actively supported in assessing and documenting the impacts of natural events.

8 January 2024

Direct supervision of Cadastral Surveying

The cantons are responsible for the operational management of the cadastral survey. Seven cantons plus the Principality of Liechtenstein have delegated this task to a federal authority, namely the Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying, and are therefore subject to direct supervision.

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Seftigenstrasse 264
3084 Wabern