Last updated
December 31, 2019
Terms of use
Open use. Must provide the source. Use for commercial purposes requires permission of the data owner.


The National Map 1:500,000 is a topographic map giving an overview of Switzerland. The map content is updated periodically in a regular six-year cycle according to a revision plan. The National Map 1:500,000 is published in analogue format as a printed map and in digital format as the Swiss Map Raster. The printed map is available folded and unfolded. The Swiss Map Raster is the digital National Map 1:500,000 and is delivered as a georeferenced TIF file (raster format). The map content is separated into individual colour layers with no direct bearing on the individual map elements. The pixel map is available as a colour combination corresponding to fixed swisstopo standards (254 dpi and 508 dpi) or separated as colour layers (binary file 508 dpi).



Additional information

Issued date
January 1, 1965
Modified date
December 31, 2019
Bundesamt für Landestopografie
Contact points
Language independent
Further information
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