e-geo.ch program

e-geo.ch was launched in 2003 as a joint programme by the Confederation, cantons and other public and private stakeholders in the field of geoinformation, the purpose being to create a national geodata infrastructure. The following areas were defined for measures:

  • defining or adjusting the legal basis
  • defining the required metadata and making sure it is updated
  • defining the basic geo-information and services to be maintained and updated by the administration
  • promoting training, further training and research
  • political support at the highest level
  • establishing and enforcing binding standards for metadata, modelling and data exchange
  • data harmonisation
  • designing and developing the required technical infrastructure
  • developing and introducing a common strategy for pricing and distribution

While the first three points have (largely) already been implemented, the next three are long-term networking tasks that can also be carried out by the Swiss Organisation for Geographic Information SOGI, while the final three points relate directly to the administration, in particular the Confederation and the cantons and should continue to be handled bilaterally by these organs.

On this basis and to avoid redundancies in the field of geoinformation, the e-geo.ch taskforce 2016 decided to reorganise or delegate the remaining e-geo.ch tasks and to suspend the “e-geo.ch” label so it may be reactivated if needed later.

All e-geo.ch publications (newsletters and annual reports, brochures, guidelines, NGDI concept papers) can be downloaded from the following archive page.


geo.admin.ch c/o
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
COGIS (Coordination, Geo-Information and Services)
Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
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0041 58 469 03 15
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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
COGIS (Coordination, Geo-Information and Services)
Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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