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Swiss Geoinformation Strategy

The Federal Council (on 11.Dec 2020) and the Swiss Conference of Directors of Construction, Planning and Environment BPUK (on 17.Sept 2020) have approved the Strategy Geoinformation Switzerland". In it, they set out how they intend to network up-to-date, reliable geoinformation and make it easily accessible to all.

Strategie Geoinformation Schweiz

Swiss Geoinformation Stragegy

Geoinformation is becoming increasingly important for decisions in politics, the economy, civil society and everyday life. Geoinformation, as a part of digitisation, is accelerating the transition to a knowledge society. In addition, digitisation increases the availability and versatility of spatially referenced data, giving users new opportunities to gain relevant knowledge from data.

Together with all stakeholders, the “Swiss Geoinformation Strategy” aims to make reliable, detailed, up-to-date and interoperable geoinformation accessible. It should be made available to all users in a simple, interlinked manner and, where appropriate, in real time. The geoinformation ecosystem thus contributes to the protection of space and the environment, to the safeguarding of social interests, to an efficient economy and to a stable government.


With the vision: From Geodata to Knowledge: interlinked and geolocated information for Switzerland, the geoinformation community is given its direction in which it should develop.

Thus, it is intended to continue the ongoing consolidation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. The latter should evolve into a collaborative platform on which data is jointly produced and shared. The platform will then enable and accelerate the creation of new knowledge related to our habitat.

Seven Fields of Action

The seven fields of action define the main trends of geoinformation activities for the coming years. These activities are intended to achieve positive impacts that maximise the benefits of geoinformation.

  • Promoting the Geoinformation Ecosystem
  • Linking Geodata
  • Facilitating Processes
  • Developing Geodata Science
  • Promoting Innovation
  • Build and Strengthen Competencies
  • Develop Digital Platforms