Land: Use, Cover, Suitability

The Swiss Land Use Statistics provides geocoded information on the state and evolution of land use and land cover in  Switzerland since 1972. In addition, GEOSTAT offers downloadable data on the Forest composition in Switzerland and the Swiss Soil Suitability Map.

The Swiss Land Use Statistics page provides the geodata and metadata of the Land Use Statistic (1979/85, 1992/97, 2004/09 and 2013/18). For each of these surveys, the state and changes in land cover and land use of each hectare of Switzerland are described according the Standard Nomenclature 2004.

The Derivative and complementary data page provides geodata of the 1972 survey, the forest mix and the soil suitability of Switzerland:

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Swiss Land Use Statistic

  • Land use and land cover


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