Last updated
January 1, 2023
Terms of use
Open use. Must provide the source.


Swiss Map Vector 500 is the Swiss national 1:500,000 scale map in vector format. It includes the railway network, all highways, semi-highways, transit and link roads, a highly simplified depiction of residential areas and terrains and the names of principal objects. Raster data for relief and rock features complete the vector data. Switzerland and neighbouring countries are shown. Vector data comes from the digital cartographic model, which is also used for the derivation of printed maps, and the Swiss Map Raster. Contents are structured according to subject matter and can be edited by class or by object. Depiction is very similar to that of the printed national map.


Additional information

Issued date
October 1, 2016
Modified date
January 1, 2023
Bundesamt für Landestopografie swisstopo
Contact points
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
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Temporal coverage
Spatial coverage
Landeskarte 1:500'000
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