GEOSTAT is the centre of competence for geoinformation and digital image processing within the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. By means of geoinformatics, basic data and services are offered to produce maps and perform spatial analysis. GEOSTAT maintains also a geographical information system available for the entire office.

Dissemination of federal statistics' geodata

Among the theoretically producible geodata released for publication, GEOSTAT defines a limited number of standard products or articles which may be downloaded from the internet.

In order to optimize file sizes and compatibility with a large variety of application software, the articles are structured according of their level of detail and/or groups of attributes.

The geodata of the FSO are documented in the Swiss catalogue for geometadata GEOCAT and some can be viewed on the federal geoportal:


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