Last updated
January 1, 2005
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Open use. Must provide the source. Use for commercial purposes requires permission of the data owner.


In context of the update cycle of the national maps and the production of the orthoimage mosaic SWISSIMAGE, swisstopo records the whole area of Switzerland with aerial image strips in a three-year cycle. Since 2008 the technology used are ADS type digital aerial cameras. Instead of recording with single images, this technology allows the landscape to be scanned in strips with a linear scanner. All image strips contain the spectral channels pan, infrared, red, green & blue. The image strips are represented by their position, their image footprint as well as the attributed metadata. The aerial image strips can be ordered as digital files. Orientation elements are included.