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Published on 8 January 2024

Technology over time

In cartography, tools have changed fundamentally since 1845. The techniques and production processes used to produce the National Maps have undergone enormous changes from copperplate engraving to layer engraving to today's GIS cartography. 

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Division Cartography
Seftigenstrasse 264
3084 Wabern