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Vector Tiles Service: available services and data

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Vector tiles are packets of geodata that are packaged in predefined, roughly square-shaped "tiles" and transmitted over the web.
They can be used to provide stylized web maps and combine the advantages of pre-rendered raster map tiles with vector map data.

Description

As with WMTS, the data is requested by the client as a set of "tiles" corresponding to square land areas with a predefined size and position.
Vector tiles contain vector representations of data across a range of scales. Unlike raster tiles, they can adapt to the resolution of your display device and are much smaller and faster to load - especially important for mobile solutions.
In addition, vector tiles allow you to create your own cartographic style without hosting or maintaining the underlying data.
The tile architecture also allows the use of standard network mechanisms for scalability such as distributed cache systems.

Examples overlay with thematic maps

All other +850 data sets in test.map.geo.admin.ch are available for overlaying

Available geodata

The use of Vector data within the scope of the FSDI's Vector Tiles geoservice is expected to be possible from March 1, 2021 with the introduction of OGD.

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Access

Portals & references

Definitions


geo.admin.ch c/o
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
COGIS (Coordination, Geo-Information and Services)
Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
Tel.
0041 58 469 03 15
Fax
0041 58 469 04 59

E-Mail

geo.admin.ch

c/o
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
COGIS (Coordination, Geo-Information and Services)
Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern