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swisstopo: facts and figures

Find out about swisstopo, its map production, number of employees and other facts and figures relating to its wide-ranging activities.

Employees swisstopo

Human resources

Distribution of human resources in 2018
Category Employees

Number of employees (not counting apprentices)

356

Number of full-time jobs

311.45

Number of part-time jobs (not counting apprentices, work-time percentage < 90%)

132 / 37.1%

Number of apprentices

27

Number of women (not counting apprentices)

101 / 28.4%

Number of employees whose mother-tongue is French or Italian (not counting apprentices)

72 / 20.2%

Key data

Main financial indicators in 2018
Type CHF

External federal revenue

8.7 Mn

Internal federal revenue

14.6 Mn 

Running costs and investment (operating expenses)

66.5 Mn

Internal federal accounting

8.1 Mn

Cost recovery level

29.5% 

Productive working hours

574'180 

Production statistics

Geodata

Geodata production and update in 2018
Product Activity
swissTLM3D (Topographic Landscape Model)
Update of 6'220 km2
swissTLM-Map
Update of the entire data set. In addition mediatized updates 4x/year.
swissBUILDINGS3D 2.0
Record of 1'772 municipalities (41'462 km2)
swissALTI3D
update of 6'200 km2
SWISSIMAGE RGB
Update of 15'594 km2
SWISSIMAGE FCIR
Update of 15'594 km2
Aerial image strips
545 aerial image strips were taken of a total of 19'858 km
swissNAMES3D
Update of 6'220 km2
swissBOUNDARIES3D
Update of the entire data set
VECTOR200
Update of the entire data set
EuroBoundaryMap
Update of the entire perimeter CH and FL
EuroRegionalMap
Update of the entire perimeter CH and FL

Printed maps

Maps published in 2018
Product Sheets

National Map 1:25 000

47

National Map 1:50 000

17

Composite of the National Map 1:200 000

4

Composite of the National Map 1:50 000

4

Hiking Map 1:50 000

16

Snowshoe and Ski Tour Map 1:50 000

5

1 ICAO Map 1:500'000

1

1 Glider Chart 1:300'000

1

Interactive solutions

Development of mobile applications in 2018
Product Updates
Swiss Map Mobile iOS 8
Swiss Map Mobile Android 11

Geodetic data

Status of the geodetic bases in 2018
Service
Activity
Automatic GNSS Network of Switzerland (AGNES)
41 stations
International/European permanent stations (IGS/EPN)
127 stations
Geomonitoring networks 54 stations
Positioning service swipos-GIS/GEO
2889 licenses
Planimetric control points
1⁄5 of 223 main survey points of Switzerland is revised and local control of stability (area of Romandie)
Vertical control points
62 km of the precise levelling network newly measured

Geological products

Publications of the Swiss Geological Survey in 2018
Product Name

Geological Atlas of Switzerland 1:25 000, printed maps and pixel maps

Davos (Nr. 156)

Vector data sets

GA 25-V (155 data sets)GeoCover V1 (48 data sets) GeoCover V2 (109 data sets)

Cadastral surveying

Status of cadastral surveying as of 31 December 2018
Area status Portion of Switzerland's territory Modifications compared to 2016
Digital data available 83.9% +1.1%
Digital data in preparation 5.8% -0.7%
Only conventional data available 0.5% -0.3%
Not yet surveyed 6.7% -0.1%
Lakes 3.1% 0%

Geodata infrastructure

Geodata infrastructure statistics in 2018
Indicator Figure
Visits via the geoportal operated by swisstopo
17 million
Uptime (24/7)
99.93%
Topics available in the Federal Geodata Infrastructure FGDI
767

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

E-mail

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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