This data category requires a high level national map. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km).
  • Markings of national roads
  • National borders
  • Marking of streams, rivers, lakes, mountains.
  • Updated at least once a year.

Data Location


A raster map with the scale 1:1.000.000 as well as several vector and geology datasets are provided for free. Additional data is sold via the online shop. An interactive map viewer with all available layers and visualization of changes over time is available here. A catalogue of all existing geospatial data is available on a specific data catalogue for geo-data with detailed meta-descriptions and detailed information on updates to topographical maps. Several geographic data sets will also be available on the Swiss Open Government Data Portal.

Reviewer comments

I found that one must register in order to download even the free content, thus it is not public. The terms and conditions one approves when downloading clearly state that this is not free for commercial use.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   WMS, WMTS, SHP, PDF
Reviewer   Gil Zaretzer
Submitters   Oleg Lavrovsky
Last modified   Sat Sep 19 2015 11:26:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)