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Federal Office of Topography (Switzerland) - swisstopo

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Federal Office of Topography (Switzerland) - swisstopo
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Switzerland
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>National Mapping and Cadastre Agency of Switzerland</p>
    Main Activities: 
    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. The Office also provides third parties with services in geodesy, engineering and high-precision measurements, aerial photography, photogrammetry, cartography and reproduction. Furthermore, the center of competence for GI and GIS (COGIS), which is administratively attached to the Swiss Federal Office of Topography, co-ordinates all GIS activities within the Swiss Federal and Cantonal Administrations.
    Comments: 
    Member State of Eurogeographics
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Switzerland (and Liechtenstein)
    Societal Sector: 
    central government (NMCA) and member state of Eurogeographics
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Member State of Eurogeographics, e.g. EuroGlobalMap, SABE, EuroRegionalMap NSDI Switzerland 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)
    Primary Business: 
    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.