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Quality and excellence

swisstopo places a great deal of value on quality and client satisfaction in the areas of data, products and services. In recent years it has received numerous awards and certifications.


International award for the 3D underground viewer

International award for the 3D underground viewer

The Federal Office of Topography swisstopo has won the Geospatial World Excellence Award 2022 in the category "Content Platform" for its 3D underground viewer The 3D underground viewer is used to display data below earth's surface. The Geospatial World Awards were launched in 2007 and are an internationally recognised award for best practice in the geospatial industry worldwide.

Geospatial World Forum 2022

swisstopo app named best app of 2021

swisstopo app named best app of 2021

The swisstopo app was named "Master of Swiss Apps 2021". The app received another gold medal in the “Functionality” category and silver in the “Innovation” category.

The popular and very much used map and geodata app received the award for its diverse functions and user-friendly operation.

With the Best of Swiss Apps award in various categories, Swiss app developments of outstanding quality have been honored annually by an expert jury since 2013.

Website Best of Swiss Apps

Audience award for the Vector Tiles map of the "Light Base Map"

ICA Prize Vector Tiles

At the 30th International Cartographic Conference ICC, held in Florence from 14-18 December 2021, swisstopo won the audience award with the Vector Tiles map of the "Light Base Map".

International Cartographic Conference 2021

Prix Carto 2021

Prix Carto 2021

Swisstopo was honoured in two categories at once with the Prix Carto awarded every two years by the Swiss Cartographic Society.

In the "Print" category, the mySwissMap received the Prix Carto 2021. For the jury, the creative idea, its solid implementation and the quality of the personalised paper map were particularly worthy of an award.

The swisstopo app won the Prix Carto 2021 in the "Digital" category as an outstanding ambassador for Swiss cartography.

Website of the Prix Carto

Hiking Map: Excellence in Cartography

«Recognition of Excellence in Cartography» and «Cartography Special Interest Group Excellence»

swisstopo’s new hiking map has been awarded twice at the Esri User Conference 2018 in San Diego, USA:

  • «Cartography Special Interest Group Excellence»
  • «Recognition of Excellence in Cartography» of the International Cartography Association ICA and the International Map Industry Association IMIA

Both prices confirm that Swiss cartography still maintains a leading position internationally.

Prices from Esri User Conference

Swiss Digital Transformation Award 2017

Logo Swiss Digital Transformation Award

This award is made every year to companies and organisations that have made particular progress in their digital development and therefore have significantly increased their competitiveness.

Website of the Swiss Digital Transformation Award (in German)

2015 e-government competition

Logo eGoverenment-Wettbewerb

In the 2015 international e-government competition, the “” project took second place in both the Best 2015 e-government Project and the Audience Award categories. This competition functions as an e-government quality indicator in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"Excellence in Public Administration":

Logo has won the “Excellence in Public Administration” Quality Competition award in the e-government category. 

Prix Excellence

swisstopo wins three international awards

Die drei ESRI-Trophäen

At the annual user conference of the ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in San Diego (California) the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo 2014 maps were awarded first prize in three categories. The ESRI Awards primarily acknowledge the maps’ new and groundbreaking cartographic design. 

ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute)

Swiss ICT-Public Award 2014


Winner of the 2014 “Swiss ICT Public Award”. Swiss ICT is Switzerland’s leading information and communication technology sector representative and is also the sector’s largest industry association.

Best of Swiss Web 2014

Logo Best of Swiss Web 2014

Top rankings in the “Best of Swiss Web 2014” awards for the official Swiss map viewer in the Technology, Public Affairs and Mobile Web categories, and nomination for the Master Award.

Euro Cloud Award 2013

Logo Euro Cloud Award

Second place for the federal geoportal in the “2013 Euro Cloud Award” in the Best Cloud Service Use Case Public Sector category. This award recognises the most innovative cloud solutions that stand out for their originality, innovation, creativity and efficiency enhancement.

2nd place - "2012 United Nations Public Service Award"

Logo UN Public Service Award has won the 2012 United Nations Public Service Award, 2nd place, in the category of “Advancing Knowledge Management in Government”.’s outstanding achievement has demonstrated excellence in serving the public interest and has made a significant contribution to the improvement of public administration in Switzerland. It serves as an inspiration and encouragement for others working for public service. 

United Nations Public Service Award

Geospatial World Leadership Award for National Mapping 2012

Trophäe Geospatial Award

The citation for the prize saw Geospatial World Magazine praise the foresightful thinking and professional methods of swisstopo in the preparation of geodata, both for the public and for commercial purposes. 

swisstopo is a “perfect example of how a federal office can be reorganised and modernised to continue to remain a dynamic and leading provider of geodata. The market and customer orientation of swisstopo is valued very highly by its users.” 

The “Geospatial World Leadership Award for National Mapping” was given on the suggestion of an international committee of experts made up of twelve personalities from the fields of geodata and geo-IT.

Geospatial World Forum

2010 Excellence in Public Administration Award

Logo Qualitätswettbewerb Excellenz in der öffentlichen Verwaltung

“” received the 2010 “Excellence in Public Administration” award in the e-government category. This prize was awarded jointly by the Swiss Society of Administrative Sciences and the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration.

Certificates and labels

« Family & Profession » rating

The «Family & Profession» rating is the distinction that the agency UND awards to companies that are successful in achieving measures to reconcile professional and family or private life as well as equality between women and men. It is a quality label for small, medium and large companies that practice family-friendly working conditions.

Leading “e-government Switzerland” voice for geoinformation

Logo Themenführer egovernment

As the leading “e-government Switzerland” voice, swisstopo is adopting a central role in coordinating the implementation and dissemination of geoinformation, and is also the nationwide contact point and main knowledge source in this area.


FSC Label

The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international charity association which is committed to exemplary forest management. 

Products which have FSC labels ascertain a link between raw materials which come from forests managed in an exemplary manner and products which have been manufactured using these raw materials. They provide the end consumer with a certainty and a guarantee that their purchase is not contributing to the pillaging of forests.

ISO 27001 Certificate

Zertifikat ISO IEC 27001

The ISO 27001 certification was awarded to swisstopo for implementing an effective information security management system (ISMS) based on the international reference standard ISO 27001. This standard defines a methodology for identifying cyber threats, controlling risks associated with the company's critical information and implementing appropriate protective measures to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information.


3D Charter of Ethics

Logo 3D Ethik-Charta

The new technologies for processing three-dimensional geodata have to meet the requirements that ensure the objectivity of 3D modelling at the ethical and deontological levels.

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


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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