Bundesamt für Landestopographie


National name of organisation Bundesamt für Landestopographie
English spelling of organisation Federal Office of Topography
Member status Full
Responsible ministry / organisation Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports
Number of staff 333
Annual budget in million euros 60m euros
% state funding 60%
Annual sales in million euros 9.2m euros


Geodetic survey yes
Topographic mapping yes
Cadastre yes
Land registration yes
Military mapping yes
Thematic mapping yes
Hydrographic mapping no
Aerial photography yes
Satellite imagery yes


Central government yes
Local government yes
Utilities yes
Commercial yes
Military yes


Direct yes
VARs yes
Map publishers yes

Case Studies

Federal Office of Topography (Switzerland) Delivering reliable information for Real Estate

Contact details

Head of organisation Dr. Sc. techn. Fridolin Wicki
Permanent correspondent Robert Balanche
Postal address Seftigenstrasse 264
CH-3084 Wabern
Website address www.swisstopo.ch