Skip to main content General information is the geographical information platform of the Swiss Confederation within the Federal Administration. As a user, you can directly access federal geographical information, data, services and metadata right here. 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 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.

  • 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. 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, is under the strategic direction and management of the coordinating agency for federal geographical information (GCG).

Further information

Further organisations

Geoinformation for everyone - leaflet

This leaflet gives an overview of the variety of data and maps on It shows how we can all benefit from geoinformation as individuals, as a society, in politics, business, research and education.

Film Geoinformation

Geoinformation is an important part of our everyday life and provides an essential basis for information, work and decision-making in economy, science, administration, politics and as well as for private persons. This film is intended to give an insight into the world of geoinformation.