geo.admin.ch is the platform for the Federal Administration’s georeferenced information, data and services. These are made available by public bodies and are accessible to all via the Internet, on geo.admin.ch.
geo.admin.ch is the practical implementation of the Geoinformation Act (GeoIG). This enables the exchange and efficient use of geographical information, based on the Federal spatial data infrastructure, FSDI.
geo.admin.ch fulfils a double function in relation to the information requirement laid down in the Geoinformation Act:
- The portal is an important and necessary step in the implementation of the GeoIG. Basic geodata are rapidly available over the Internet, in a clearly structured and complete form.
- This portal gives access to the important information on the official geodata of the Confederation through a single web address. geo.admin.ch is the information platform for the official geodata of every Federal Office.
This platform is being continually updated with additional data-sets and functions:
- Geodata search/catalogue and viewing, linking with the Federal Administration’s thematic geoportals and geoservices
- Extension to a federal distribution portal for geodata and services
The coordination of geographical information within the Federal Administration, including geo.admin.ch, is under the strategic direction and management of the coordinating agency for federal geographical information (GCG).