Project info

The national geoportal was established within the scope of the cooperative project Geodata for Swiss Education (Geodata4SwissEDU). Geodata4SwissEDU is part of swissuniversities’ programme “Scientific information.

Project duration

Geodata4SwissEDU: 1 January 2015 – 31 March 2017 1 April 2017 – 31 December 2018

Project partners

The following institutions are also represented on the project’s steering committee: Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo.

Background and motivation

The motivation behind the two-year project was to meet the demand for geodata in various academic disciplines. The aim is to establish an efficient national service for the targeted location, access, presentation, downloading and processing of comprehensive geodata for research and teaching at Swiss universities.

The service builds on existing services at ETH Zurich and the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil. These two ranges were honed within the scope of the Geodata4SwissEDU project and vested with a “common umbrella” – a metadata catalogue.