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)

352

Number of full-time jobs

310.05

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

130 / 36.7%

Number of apprentices

27

Number of women (not counting apprentices)

95 / 26.8%

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

71 / 20.1%

Key data

Main financial indicators in 2017
Type CHF

External federal revenue

9.4 Mn

Internal federal revenue

13.9 Mn 

Running costs and investment (operating expenses)

67.4 Mn

Internal federal accounting

9.1 Mn

Cost recovery level

29.6% 

Production statistics

Geodata

Geodata production and update in 2017
Product Activity
swissTLM3D (Topographic Landscape Model)
Update of 7'370 km2
swissTLM-Map
Update of the entire data set. In addition mediatized updates 3x/year.
swissBUILDINGS3D 2.0
Record of 1'772 municipalities (30'272 km2)
swissALTI3D
update of 7'500 km2
SWISSIMAGE RGB
Update of 17'800 km2
SWISSIMAGE FCIR
Update of 17'800 km2
Aerial image strips
480 aerial image strips were taken of a total of 19'500 km
swissNAMES3D
Update of 7'370 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 2017
Product Sheets

National Map 1:25 000

56

National Map 1:50 000

25

Composite of the National Map 1:25 000

1

Composite of the National Map 1:50 000

5

Hiking Map 1:33 333

2

Snowshoe and Ski Tour Map 1:50 000

4

1 ICAO Map 1:500'000

1

1 Glider Chart 1:300'000

1

Interactive solutions

Development of mobile applications in 2017
Product Updates
Swiss Map Mobile iOS 8
Swiss Map Mobile Android 6

Geodetic data

Status of the geodetic bases in 2017
Service
Activity
Automatic GNSS Network of Switzerland (AGNES)
41 stations
International/European permanent stations (IGS/EPN)
129 stations
Geomonitoring networks 54 stations
Positioning service swipos-GIS/GEO
2712 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
69 km of the precise levelling network newly measured

Geological products

Publications of the Swiss Geological Survey in 2017
Product Name

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

Bellelay/Saignelégier (Nr. 147), Bülach (Nr. 151), Raron (Nr. 153), Thusis (Nr. 154), Chasseral (Nr. 155)

Special Geological Maps, printed maps and pixel maps

Geological Map of the Aar Massif, Tavetsch and Gotthard Nappes 1:100 000 (Nr. 129)

Vector data sets

GeoCover V1 (based on GA25), GeoCover V2

Report of the Swiss Geological Survey, print version

Nr. 10: GeoMol: Geologisches 3D-Modell des Schweizer Molassebeckens – Schlussbericht.

Report of the Swiss Geological Survey, pdf version

Nr. 10: GeoMol: Geologisches 3D-Modell des Schweizer Molassebeckens – Schlussbericht.  

Nr. 11: Rapport au sujet de l’approvisionnement de la Suisse en matières premières minérales non énergétiques (Rapport sur les matières premières minérales).

Nr. 11: Bericht über die Versorgung der Schweiz mit nichtenergetischen mineralischen Rohstoffen (Bericht mineralische Rohstoffe).

Cadastral surveying

Status of cadastral surveying as of 31 December 2017
Area status Portion of Switzerland's territory Modifications compared to 2016
Digital data available 82.9% +1.7%
Digital data in preparation 6.4% -0.3%
Only conventional data available 0.9% -0.6%
Not yet surveyed 6.7% -0.8%
Lakes 3.1% 0%

Geodata infrastructure

Geodata infrastructure statistics in 2017
Indicator Figure
Visits via the geoportal operated by swisstopo
13 million
Uptime (24/7)
99.91%
Topics available in the Federal Geodata Infrastructure FGDI
631

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

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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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