Open Knowledge

National Map / 2014 50% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires a high level national map. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km).
  • Markings of national roads
  • National borders
  • Marking of streams, rivers, lakes, mountains.
  • Updated at least once a year.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (WMS, WMTS, SHP, PDF)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Swiss Raster Map published by Federal Office of Topography swisstopo)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Only a raster map with the scale 1:1.000.000 is provided for free. Swisstopo is generally selling its data via the online shop: Only sample maps are provided which specifically exclude the possibility of any further use: - An interactive map viewer with a all available layers and visualization of changes over time is available here: - A catalogue of all the existing geospatial data is available on a specific data catalogue for geo-data with detailed meta-descriptions: Swisstopo provides very detailed information on the last update of topographical maps, example here: Many geographic data sets are now also available on the Swiss Open Government Data Portal:

Reviewer comments

Expert review: data is not free and cannot be downloaded for free in the required scale



  • Daniela Mattern


  • Daniela Mattern