API REST Services

Most services are implementing or are heavily inspired by ESRI GeoServices REST Specification or by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

All API REST endpoints supports only the following HTTP methods (unless specified):

Method

Description

GET

Return the requested data.

HEAD

Return only HTTP headers of the GET request (no data in payload).

OPTIONS

Return only the HTTP headers for the communication options (e.g. CORS headers for preflight). No data in payload.

Layers Metadata

This service provides metadata for all the available layers in the GeoAdmin API.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer

Input Parameters

RESTFul interface is available.

Parameters

Description

searchText (optional)

The text to search for in the layer description.

lang (optional)

The language. Supported values: de, fr, it , rm, en. Defaults to “de”.

sr (optional)

The spatial reference. Supported values: 21781 (LV03), 2056 (LV95), 4326 (WGS84) and 3857 (Web Pseudo-Mercator). Defaults to “21781”.

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Response syntax

Here is an example of response.

{
  "layers": [
    {
      "name": "Temperature monitoring stations",
      "fullName": "Water temperature monitoring stations",
      "idGeoCat": "4f10c35a-8fac-4000-ab6d-7a294284059a",
      "layerBodId": "ch.bafu.hydrologie-wassertemperaturmessstationen",
      "attributes": {
          "wmsUrlResource": "http://wms.geo.admin.ch/?REQUEST=GetCapabilities&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.0.0",
          "scaleLimit": "-",
          "inspireUpperAbstract": "Environnement, biology and geology | Space and population",
          "inspireName": "Environmental monitoring facilities | Human health and safety",
          "urlDetails": "http://www.bafu.admin.ch/hydrologie/01835/02122/index.html?lang=de",
          "abstract": "...",
          "inspireAbstract": "...",
          "dataOwner": "Federal Office for the Environment FOEN",
          "wmsContactAbbreviation": "swisstopo",
          "maps": "...",
          "wmsContactName": "Federal Office of Topography swisstopo",
          "dataStatus": "20130322",
          "inspireUpperName": "Environment biology and geology | Space and population",
          "urlApplication": "http://map.bafu.admin.ch"
      }
    }
  ],
  "tileInfo": {
    "origin": {
      "y": 350000,
      "x": 420000,
      "spatialReference": {
        "wkid": 21781
      }
    },
    "rows": 256,
    "format": "PNG,JPEG",
    "lods": [
        {
          "height": 1,
          "width": 1,
          "scale": 14285750.5715,
          "resolution": 4000,
          "level": 0
        }, ...
        {
            "height": 12500,
            "width": 18750,
            "scale": 357.1425,
            "resolution": 0.1,
            "level": 28
        }
    ],
    "spatialReference": {
      "wkid": 21781
    },
    "cols": 256,
    "dpi": 96,
    "compressionQuality": ""
  },
  "description": "Configuration for the map (topic) api",
  "fullExtent": {
    "xmin": 42000,
    "ymin": 30000,
    "ymax": 350000,
    "xmax": 900000,
    "spatialReference": {
        "wkid": 21781
    }
  },
  "units": "esriMeters",
  "initialExtent": {
    "xmin": 458000,
    "ymin": 76375,
    "ymax": 289125,
    "xmax": 862500,
    "spatialReference": {
      "wkid": 21781
    }
  },
  "spatialReference": {
    "wkid": 21781
  },
  "capabilities": "Map",
  "copyrightText": "Data api"
}

Here is a description of the data one can find in the above response.

  • layers: a list of object literals representing the layers

    • name: the name of the layer (short name less than 30 characters)

    • fullName: the layer’s full name (not necessarily different from name)

    • idGeoCat: the associated metadata id in GeoCat

    • layerBodId: the technical name or BOD id

  • attributes: the metadata attributes associated to a given layer

    • wmsResource: the WMS resource of the layer

    • scaleLimit: the scale at which the layer is valid

    • inspireUpperAbstract: the abstract of the INSPIRE category (first level)

    • inprireName: the name of the INSPIRE category

    • urlDetails: link to the official details page

    • bundCollectionNumber: the collection number

    • dataOwner: the data owner

    • inprieAbstract: the abstract of the INSPIRE category the layer belongs to

    • absctract: the layer absctract

    • wmsContactAbbreviation: the abbreviation contact for the WMS resource

    • downloadUrl: the link where the data can be downloaded

    • maps: the projects in which this layer is accessible

    • wmsContactName: the contact name for the WMS resource

    • dataStatus: the date of the latest data update

    • bundCollectionName: the collection name

    • inspireUpperName: the name of the INSPIRE category (first level)

    • urlApplication: the application where this layer is published

    • tileInfo: WMTS general information in json format. Note that this section is always identical and is not tied to a particular “map” like in ESRI specifications.

Examples


Layer Attributes

This service is used to expose the attributes names that are specific to a layer. This service is especially useful when combined wit h the find service.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/{layerBodId}

Input Parameters

RESTFul interface is available.

Parameters

Description

lang (optional)

The language. Supported values: de, fr, it , rm, en. (Defaults to de if browser language does not match any of the possible values)

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Example

Get the all the available attributes names of the municipal boundaries: https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/ch.swisstopo.swissboundaries3d-gemeinde-flaeche.fill


Legend Resource

With a layer ID (or technical name), this service can be used to retrieve a legend.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/{layerBodId}/legend

Input Parameters

No css styling is provided per default so that you can use your own.

Parameters

Description

lang (optional)

The language. Supported values: de, fr, it , rm, en. (Defaults to de if browser language does not match any of the possible values)

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Example


Identify Features

This service can be used to discover features at a specific location. Here is a complete list of layers for which this service is available.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/identify

Input Parameters

No more than 50 features can be retrieved per request.

Parameters

Description

geometry (required)

The geometry to identify on. The geometry is specified by the geometry type. This parameter is specified as a separated list of coordinates. The simple syntax (comma separated list of coordinates) and the complex one can be used. (ESRI syntax for geometries)

geometryType (required)

The type of geometry to identify on. Supported values are: esriGeometryPoint or esriGeometryPolyline or esriGeometryPolygon or esriGeometryEnvelope.

layers (optional)

The layers to perform the identify operation on. Per default query all the layers in the GeoAdmin API. Notation: all:”comma separated list of technical layer names”.

mapExtent

(required/optional)

The extent of the map. (minx, miny, maxx, maxy). Optional if tolereance=0. Default to The mapExtent and the imageDisplay parameters are used by the server to calculate the 0,0,0,0

imageDisplay

(required/optional)

The screen image display parameters (width, height, and dpi) of the map. The mapExtent and the imageDisplay parameters are used by the server to calculate the the distance on the map to search based on the tolerance in screen pixels. Optional if tolerance=0. Default to 0,0,0

The combination of mapExtent and imageDisplay is used to compute a resultion or scale. Some layer have scale dependant geometries

tolerance (required)

The tolerance in pixels around the specified geometry. This parameter is used to create a buffer around the geometry. Therefore, a tolerance of 0 deactivates the buffer creation.

returnGeometry (optional)

This parameter defines whether the geometry is returned or not. Default to “true”.

geometryFormat (optional)

Returned geometry format. Default to ESRI geometry format. Supported values are: “esrijson” or “geojson”.

offset (optional)

Offset for the first record (if more than 50 records)

sr (optional)

The spatial reference. Supported values: 21781 (LV03), 2056 (LV95), 4326 (WGS84) and 3857 (Web Pseudo-Mercator). Defaults to “21781”.

lang (optional)

The language. Supported values: de, fr, it , rm, en. Defaults to “de”.

layerDefs (optional)

Filter features with an expression. Syntax: { “<layerId>” : “<layerDef1>” } where <layerId> must correspond to the layer specified in layers.

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Tolerance, mapExtent and imageDisplay

If tolerance=0, imageDisplay and mapExtent are generaly not needed, except to get models which are scale dependant, e.g. displaying points at smaller scales and polygons ar larger one. If using tolerance>0, bot imageDisplay and mapExtent must be set to meaningfull values. As the teloerance is in pixels, these value are used to convert it to map units, _i.e._ meters.

The following table summarize the various combinations:

imageDisplay=0,0,0 mapExtent=0,0,0,0

imageDisplay=1,1,1 mapExtent=1,1,1,1

tolerance=0

No buffer & No scale

No buffer & but scale

tolerance>0

Forbidden

Buffer & Scale

Filters

You may filter by attributes with layerDefs on queryable layers.

To check which attributes are availables, their types and examples values for a given searchable layer, you may use the attributes services.

For instance, the layer ch.swisstopo.swissboundaries3d-gemeinde-flaeche.fill has the following two attributes:

{
   "fields":[
      {
         "values":[
            "Epalinges",
            "Ependes (VD)",
            "Grub (AR)",
            "Leuk",
            "Uesslingen-Buch"
         ],
         "alias":"Name",
         "type":"VARCHAR",
         "name":"gemname"
      },
      {
         "values":[
            3031,
            4616,
            5584,
            5914,
            6110
         ],
         "alias":"BFS-Nummer",
         "type":"INTEGER",
         "name":"id"
      }
   ],
   "id":"ch.swisstopo.swissboundaries3d-gemeinde-flaeche.fill",
   "name":"Municipal boundaries"
}

layerDefs syntax

The syntax of the layerDefs parameter is a json with the layername as key and the filter expression as value:

{"<layername>":"<filter_expression>"}

The filter expression can consist of a single expression of the form <attribute> <operator> <value> or several of these expressions combined with boolean operators and and or, e.g.

state='open' and startofconstruction>='2018-10'

<attribute> must be one of the queryable attributes, the type of <value> must correspond the the type of the queryable attribute (see above) and <operator> can be one of

Data type

Operators

Examples

varchar

=, +=, like, ilike, not like not ilike, is null, is not null

toto =’3455 Kloten’, toto ilike ‘%SH%’, toto is null toto ilike ‘SH%’

number

=, <, >, >=, <=, !=

tutu >= 2.4 tutu<5

boolean

is (true|false), is not (true|false)

tata is not false

Correct encoding

It’s important, that the parameters are correctly serialized and url-encoded, e.g.

>>> import json
>>> import urllib.parse
>>> params = {
        "ch.swisstopo.amtliches-strassenverzeichnis": "zip_label = '8302 Kloten'"
    }
>>> print(json.dumps(params))
{"ch.swisstopo.amtliches-strassenverzeichnis": "zip_label = '8302 Kloten'"}
>>> print(urllib.parse.quote(json.dumps(params)))
%7B%22ch.swisstopo.amtliches-strassenverzeichnis%22%3A%20%22zip_label%20%3D%20%278302%20Kloten%27%22%7D
>>> print('&layerDefs={}'.format(urllib.parse.quote(json.dumps(params))))
&layerDefs=%7B%22ch.swisstopo.amtliches-strassenverzeichnis%22%3A%20%22zip_label%20%3D%20%278302%20Kloten%27%22%7D

Examples

Examples of Reverse Geocoding

The service identify can be used for Reverse Geocoding operations. Here is a list of all the available layers.

Simulate a search radius

Equation:

SearchRadius = Max(MapWidthInMeters / ScreenWidthInPx, MapHeightInMeters / ScreenHeightInPx) * toleranceInPx

For instance if one wants a radius of 5 meters:

Max(100 / 100, 100 / 100) * 5 = 5

So you would set:

mapExtent=0,0,100,100&imageDisplay=100,100,100&tolerance=5&geometryType=esriGeometryPoint&geometry=548945,147956 to perform an identify request with a search radius of 5 meters around a given point.

Find

This service is used to search the attributes of features. Each result include a feature ID, a layer ID, a layer name, a geometry (optionally) and attributes in the form of name-value pair. Here is a complete list of layers for which this service is available.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/find

Input Parameters

One layer, one search text and one attribute.

Parameters

Description

layer (required)

A layer ID (only one layer at a time can be specified).

searchText (required)

The text to search for (one can use numerical values as well).

searchField (required)

The name of the field to search (only one search field can be searched at a time).

contains (optional)

If false, the operation searches for an exact match of the searchText string. An exact match is case sensitive. Otherwise, it searches for a value that contains the searchText string provided. This search is not case sensitive. The default is true.

geometryFormat (optional)

Returned geometry format. Default to ESRI geometry format. Supported values are: “esrijson” or “geojson”.

returnGeometry (optional)

This parameter defines whether the geometry is returned or not. Default to “true”.

sr (optional)

The spatial reference. Supported values: 21781 (LV03), 2056 (LV95), 4326 (WGS84) and 3857 (Web Pseudo-Mercator). Defaults to “21781”.

lang (optional)

The language. Supported values: de, fr, it , rm, en. Defaults to “de”.

layerDefs (optional)

Filter features with an expression (see identify) Syntax: { “<layerId>” : “<layerDef1>”}

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Examples


Feature Resource

With an ID (or several in a comma separated list) and a layer ID (technical name), this service can be used to retrieve a feature resource. Here is a complete list of layers for which this service is available.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/{layerBodId}/{featureId},{featureId}

Input Parameters

RESTFul interface is available.

Parameters

Description

geometryFormat (optional)

Returned geometry format. Default to ESRI geometry format. Supported values are: “esrijson” or “geojson”.

returnGeometry (optional)

This parameter defines whether the geometry is returned or not. Default to “true”.

sr (optional)

The spatial reference. Supported values: 21781 (LV03), 2056 (LV95), 4326 (WGS84) and 3857 (Web Pseudo-Mercator). Defaults to “21781”.

lang (optional)

The language. Supported values: de, fr, it , rm, en. Defaults to “de”.

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Example


Htmlpopup Resource

With an ID and a layer ID (technical name), this service can be used to retrieve an html popup. An html popup is an html formatted representation of the textual information about the feature. Here is a complete list of layers for which this service is available.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/{layerBodId}/{featureId}/htmlPopup

Input Parameters

No css styling is provided per default so that you can use your own.

Parameters

Description

lang (optional)

The language. Supported values: de, fr, it , rm, en. Defaults to “de”.

sr (optional)

The spatial reference. Supported values: 21781 (LV03), 2056 (LV95), 4326 (WGS84) and 3857 (Web Pseudo-Mercator). Defaults to “21781”.

time (optional)

Time (YYYY) to filter out time enabled layers, e.g. LUBIS. Defaults to “none”.

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Example



Height

This service allows to obtain elevation information for a point.

Outside of Switzerland a 10m grid elevation model is used. It is a combined digital elevation model consisting of elevation models from mapping agencies of France, Italy, Austria, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and derived with a resolution of 10m. The extend covers XMin: 2443000 YMin: 1024000 XMax: 2895000 YMax: 1340000

See Height models for more details about data used by this service.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/height

Input Parameters

RESTFul interface is available.

Parameters

Description

easting (required)

The easting coordinate in LV03 (EPSG:21781) or LV95 (EPSG:2056)

northing (required)

The northing coordinate in LV03 (EPSG:21781) or LV95 (EPSG:2056)

sr(optional)

The reference system to use (EPSG code). Valid values are 2056 (for LV95) and 21781 (for )LV03). If not given, trying to guess which one to use.

callback (optional)

The name of the callback function.

Examples


Profile

This service allows to obtain elevation information for a polyline in CSV format. See Height models for more details about data used by this service.

URL

GET|POST https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/profile.json (for json format)
GET|POST https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/profile.csv  (for a csv)

Input Parameters

RESTFul interface is available.

Parameters

Description

geom (required)

A GeoJSON representation of a polyline (type = LineString). The LineString should not have more than PROFILE_MAX_AMOUNT_POINTS, generally 5’000 coordinates.

sr (optional)

The reference system to use (EPSG code). Valid value are 2056 (for LV95) and 21781 (for LV03). Strongly advised to set one, but if not given, trying to guess which one to use.

nb_points (optional)

The number of points used for the polyline segmentation. Default “200”.

offset (optional)

The offset value (INTEGER) in order to use the exponential moving algorithm . For a given value the offset value specify the number of values before and after used to calculate the average.

distinct_points (optional)

If True, it will ensure the coordinates given to the service are part of the response. Possible values are True or False, default to False.

callback (optional)

Only available for profile.json. The name of the callback function.

Example


WMTS

A RESTFul implementation of the WMTS OGC standard. For detailed information, see WMTS OGC standard

Note

Only the RESTFul request encoding to GetTile is implemented, not the GetLegend and GetFeatureInfo. No KVP and SOAP request encoding is supported.

GetCapabilities

The GetCapabilites document provides informations about the service, along with layer description, both in german and french.

https://wmts.geo.admin.ch/1.0.0/WMTSCapabilities.xml

https://wmts.geo.admin.ch/1.0.0/WMTSCapabilities.xml?lang=fr

GetTile

GET <Scheme>://<ServerName>/<ProtocoleVersion>/<LayerName>/<Stylename>/<Time>/<TileMatrixSet>/<TileSetId>/<TileRow>/<TileCol>.<FormatExtension>

with the following parameters:

Parameter

Example

Explanation

Scheme

https

The scheme type

ServerName

wmts[0-9].geo.admin.ch

Version

1.0.0

WMTS protocol version

Layername

ch.bfs.arealstatistik-1997

See the WMTS GetCapabilities document.

StyleName

default

Only default is supported.

Time

2010, 2010-01

Date of tile generation in (ISO-8601) or logical value like current. A list of available values is provided in the GetCapabilities document under the <Dimension> tag. We recommend to use the value under the <Default> tag. Note that these values might change frequently - check for updates regularly.

TileMatrixSet

2056 (constant)

EPSG code for LV03/CH1903

TileSetId

22

Zoom level (see below)

TileRow

236

TileCol

284

FormatExtension

png

Mostly png, except for some raster layer (pixelkarte and swissimage)

The <TileMatrixSet> 21781 is as follow defined:

MinX              420000
MaxX              900000
MinY               30000
MaxY              350000
TileWidth            256

With the <tileOrigin> in the top left corner of the bounding box.

Resolution [m]

Zoomlevel

Map zoom

Tile width m

Tiles X

Tiles Y

Tiles

Approx. scale at 96 dpi per zoom level

4000

0

1024000

1

1

1

3750

1

960000

1

1

1

3500

2

896000

1

1

1

3250

3

832000

1

1

1

3000

4

768000

1

1

1

2750

5

704000

1

1

1

2500

6

640000

1

1

1

2250

7

576000

1

1

1

2000

8

512000

1

1

1

1750

9

448000

2

1

2

1500

10

384000

2

1

2

1250

11

320000

2

1

2

1000

12

256000

2

2

4

750

13

192000

3

2

6

650

14

0

166400

3

2

6

1 : 2’456’694

500

15

1

128000

4

3

12

1 : 1’889’765

250

16

2

64000

8

5

40

1 : 944’882

100

17

3

25600

19

13

247

1 : 377’953

50

18

4

12800

38

25

950

1 : 188’976

20

19

5

5120

94

63

5’922

1 : 75’591

10

20

6

2560

188

125

23’500

1 : 37’795

5

21

7

1280

375

250

93’750

1 : 18’898

2.5

22

8

640

750

500

375’000

1 : 9’449

2

23

9

512

938

625

586’250

1 : 7’559

1.5

24

384

1250

834

1’042’500

1

25

10

256

1875

1250

2’343’750

1 : 3’780

0.5

26

11

128

3750

2500

9’375’000

1 : 1’890

0.25

27

12

64

7500

5000

37’500’000

1 : 945

0.1

28

13

25.6

18750

12500

234’375’000

1 : 378

Notes

  1. The projection for the tiles is LV95 (EPSG:2056). Other projection are supported, see further down.

  2. The tiles are generated on-the-fly and stored in a cache (hundreds of requests per second)

  3. The zoom level 24 (resolution 1.5m) has been generated, but is not currently used in the API.

  4. The zoom levels 27 and 28 (resolution 0.25m and 0.1m) are only available for a few layers, e.g. swissimage or cadastral web map. For the others layers it is only a client zoom (tiles are stretched).

  5. You have to use the <ResourceURL> to construct the GetTile request.

  6. Axis order: for historical reasons, EPSG:21781 WMTS tiles use the non-standard row/col order, while all other projections use the usual col/row order. However, most desktop GIS allow you to either use the advertized order or to override it.

  7. The tiles of a given layer might be updated withtout resulting in a new <Time> dimension in the GetCapabilities dimension. In case your application is caching tiles locally, you need to invalidate your local cache for this layer. To check the latest change of any layer, use the Cache Update service.

Result

A tile.

http://wmts.geo.admin.ch/1.0.0/ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe/default/current/21781/20/58/70.jpeg

or https://wmts.geo.admin.ch/1.0.0/ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe/default/current/21781/20/58/70.jpeg

Supported projections

Four projections are supported. The same tiles are offered in four other tilematrixsets/projection.

Note:

  • Partly due to a limitation of the WTMS 1.0.0 recommendations, each projection has its own GetCapabilities document.

  • The same timestamps are available in all projection. New timestamp are added to the former ones.

  • The layer ch.kantone.cadastralwebmap-farbe uses a WMS service as its source.

  • Note that all layers are available at all scales. You have to check for which tileMatrixSets a particuliar layer is defined. Your WMTS client may either stretch the tiles from the last available level or display nothing.

Example

XYZ

XYZ tile layers are layers comprised of multiple tiles. The XYZ tile service provides tiles based on a URL template with values substituted in for Zoom Level and X and Y counts of the tile. Unlike WMTS that follow the OGC standard, the XYZ tile service is often used in Web Mapping Context and is therefore a de facto standard. The XYZ tile service is provided with a fixed projection ( EPSG:3857).

Note

We encourage users to use WMTS layer service which provides predefined tiles (like an XYZ service) with an option to use a RESTful templated URL or a KVP request and with a variety of projections and grids. Moreover, using WMTS GetCapabilities provides an up to date Metadata Service for the available layers.

GetTile

GET <Scheme>://<ServerName>/<ProtocoleVersion>/<LayerName>/<Stylename>/<Time>/<TileMatrixSet>/{z}/{x}/{y}.<FormatExtension>

with the following parameters:

Parameter

Example

Explanation

Scheme

https

The scheme type

ServerName

wmts[0-9].geo.admin.ch

Version

1.0.0

WMTS protocol version

Layername

ch.bfs.arealstatistik-1997

See the WMTS GetCapabilities document.

StyleName

default

Only default is supported.

Time

2010, 2010-01

Date of tile generation in (ISO-8601) or logical value like current. A list of available values is provided in the GetCapabilities document under the <Dimension> tag. We recommend to use the value under the <Default> tag. Note that these values might change frequently - check for updates regularly.

TileMatrixSet

3857 (constant)

EPSG code for Webmercator

{z}

{z}

{x}

{x}

{y}

{y}

FormatExtension

png

Mostly png, except for some raster layer (pixelkarte and swissimage)

Notes

  1. The tiles of a given layer might be updated without resulting in a new <Time> dimension. In case your application is caching tiles locally, you need to invalidate your local cache for this layer. To check the latest change of any layer, use the Cache Update service.

Result

Access to ch.swisstopo.swissimage.

https://wmts.geo.admin.ch/1.0.0/ch.swisstopo.swissimage/default/current/3857/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpeg

Supported projections

Unlike WMTS that follow the OGC standard, the XYZ tile service are often used in Web Mapping Context and therefore one projection is supported.

Example


Cache Update

As noted in the WMTS service, the Tiles of a given <Time> dimension might be updated for technical reasons. If you are caching Tiles locally, this might result in your cache being outdated. Use the Cache Update service to query the Date of the last update for a given layer. If your cache is older than the returned Date, you have to clear your local cache.

URL

GET https://api3.geo.admin.ch/rest/services/api/MapServer/{layerBodId}/cacheUpdate

Example


Terrain Service

A RESTFul implementation of “CesiumQuantized Mesh terrain service. Terrain tiles are served according to the Tile Map Service (TMS) layout and global-geodetic profile.

URL

Metadata Service

The layer.json file determines which terrain tiles are available.

Parameters

A request is in the form:

GET https://<ServerName>/<ProtocoleVersion>/ch.swisstopo.terrain.3d/<Stylename>/<Time>/<TileMatrixSetId>/<Zoom>/<X>/<Y>.<FormatExtension>

with the following parameters:

Parameter

Example

Explanation

ServerName

terrain[0-5].geo.admin.ch

Version

1.0.0

The terrain service protocol version

Layername

ch.swisstopo.terrain.3d (constant)

The name of the terrain layer. (only one terrain layer is available)

StyleName

default

mostly constant

Time

2015311201

Date of tile generation in (ISO-8601).

TileMatrixSet

4326 (constant)

EPSG code for WGS84

TileSetId

12

Zoom level (see below)

X

4309

The longitue index

Y

3111

The latitude index

FormatExtension

terrain

The file extension (a gzipped binary terrain file)

The <TileMatrixSet> 4326 is defined as follow:

MinX              5.013926957923385
MaxX              11.477436312994008
MinY              45.35600133779394
MaxY              48.27502358353741
TileWidth         256

With the <tileOrigin> in the bottom left corner of the bounding box.

Resoultion [m/pixel at equator]

Zoomlevel

Availability

78271.80469

0

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

39135.90234

1

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

19567.95117

2

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

9783.975586

3

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

4891.987793

4

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

2445.993896

5

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

1222.996948

6

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

611.4984741

7

[-180, -90, 90, 180]

305.749237

8

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

152.8746185

9

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

76.43730927

10

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

38.21865463

11

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

19.10932732

12

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

9.554663658

13

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

4.777331829

14

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

2.388665915

15

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

1.194332957

16

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

0.597166479

17

Ranges as defined in the layer.json file

Example


Mapbox Vector Tiles

A RESTFul implementation of Mapbox Vector Tiles. See description

The service provides both tiles and styles that the customer can use.

GetStyle

A current (latest version) style request is in the following form:

GET <Scheme>://<ServerName>/styles/<layername>/style.json

example of current maplibre styles of light base map and imagery base map:

A previous versioned style request is in the following form:

<Scheme>://<ServerName>/styles/<layername>/<version>/style.json

(available previous versions are: v1.1.0, v1.2.0, v1.3.0, v1.4.0, v1.5.0 and v1.6.0)

GetTile

A tile request is in the following form:

GET <Scheme>://<ServerName>/tiles/<LayerName>/<version>/<zoomlevel>/<x>/<y>.pbf

example of one pbf tile:

GetTileSets

MBTiles for storing tiled map data in SQLite databases for immediate or offline usage and for efficient transfer. A MBtileSet request is in the following form:

GET <Scheme>://<ServerName>/tiles/<LayerName>/<version>/<LayerName>.mbtiles

example of the .mbtiles file:

Available datasets and styles as mapbox vector tiles

The list of current datasets and styles is available visiting the official service description

Metadata Service

Each tileset has a corresponding metatdata json file that describes the available set of tiles. The URL of the metadata json file is :

GET <Scheme>://<ServerName>/tiles/<LayerName>/<version>.json

example of tileset:


3D Tiles

A RESTFul implementation of “Cesium3D Tiles specification.

URL

Metadata Service

The tileset.json file describes the available set of tiles. In order to use this service, you must currently use a fork of CesiumJS, the 3d-tiles branch. Stay informed and have a look at the current RoadMap for 3D Tiles.

Currently, 3 technical layers (ch.swisstopo.swisstlm3d.3d, ch.swisstopo.swissnames3d.3d, ch.swisstopo.vegetation.3d) are available and they contains all available 3D objects. Additional layers will be available in the future. Partial 3D buildings model coverage can be vizsualised here.

Example


SPARQL Service

This service enables the connection of geodata from different sources as Linked Data. It uses the open query language SPARQL.

URL

GET https://sparql.geo.admin.ch/sparql
GET https://geo.ld.admin.ch/sparql/ (YASGUI)

Available datasets

Examples


Atom Feed / Open Search Download Service

This service enables the download of datasets conforming to the INSPIRE Data Specifications. It is implemented as an Atom Feed / Open Search service according to the Technical Guidance for the implementation of INSPIRE Download Services.

URL

GET https://atom.geo.admin.ch/inspire/service.xml - Service Feed
GET https://atom.geo.admin.ch/inspire/search/opensearchdescription.xml - Open Search Description Document
GET https://atom.geo.admin.ch/inspire/search?q={} - Search Interface

Available datasets

Examples