Switzerland (and Liechtenstein)
central government (NMCA) and member state of Eurogeographics
Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development:
Member State of Eurogeographics, e.g. EuroGlobalMap, SABE, EuroRegionalMap
Data modeling (INTERLIS, see reference material), metadata (implemented ISO 19115, see also http://www.geocat.ch), network/webservices (see e.g. http://e-geo.camptocamp.com/erdbeben/de/)
see also: Primary Business (below)
The Federal Office of Topography is the governmental agency responsible for geodetic reference networks, geodetic and cadastral surveying, topographic mapping and spatial data for GIS in Switzerland. It is responsible for establishing the national geodetic and leveling networks, permanent GPS stations and positioning services, for producing aerial photographs, national maps at scales of 1:25 000 and smaller, interactive map applications, as well as digital cartographic and topographic databases.