Available Datasets

The datasets have been received by the ETH Domain from the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo (5704 000 000) and they are distributed exclusively for research and teaching purposes by the geodata4swissedu national service.

There exist four different kinds of products. Please select in which of the four products you want to access the provided Services, Layers and Formats information.

Topographic Raster Maps

A raster map consists of a matrix of pixels organized into a grid, where each pixel contains a value representing spatial information.

Topographic Vector Maps

A vector map is basically a database of points, lines and polygons which collectively composite all the spatial features on the map.

Digital Elevation Models

A digital elevation model (DEM) is a three-dimensional representation of a terrain's surface created from terrain elevation data.


An orthoimage is a uniform-scale image where corrections have been made for feature displacement, and it has the same lack of distortion as a map.