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Published on 8 January 2024

The Swiss coordinates system

Switzerland’s official coordinates are based on reference frame LV95 (the 1995 national survey), with the point of origin (or zero point) located in Bern. The coordinates of this point are E = 2,600,000 m (east) and N = 1,200,000 m (north). The fundamentals of the national coordinates were created more than 100 years ago, and were updated at the end of the 1990s. 

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Division Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
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3084 Wabern