Legal bases

The federal constitution, acts and ordinances regulate the duties, services and responsibilities of swisstopo. The legislator also regulates the use of official basic geodata.

Applicable legal provisions

Compilation of articles of the federal constitution, acts and ordinances that regulate the duties, services and responsibilities of the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo.

Use without a licence

In certain cases, in addition to own use the utilisation of datasets for other purposes is free of charge and exempt from a licensing requirement.

Publications in law

Overview of the most important specialised articles and literature dealing with legal aspects in the area of geoinformation.

Licences for the use of official geodata

In principle, a licence is required for the use of the official basic geodata of the Swiss Cadastral Survey and the Swiss Geological Survey. The Federal Geoinformation Act makes a distinction between...

Licence types

With respect to official federal geographic data, a distinction is made between own and commercial use. Own use means that the data may not be used for commercial purposes. A variety of licences have...


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