• Barbara Born won the Esri Young Scholar Award

    With her Master Thesis “Swiss World Atlas interactive as a Web Application – a Prototype Implemented with ArcGIS API for JavaScript”, Barbara Born has won the Esri Young Scholar Award and is invited to present her work at the Esri User Conference in San Diego this summer. The thesis is available via Publications > Student […]

  • Typhoon Haiyan

    Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most intense tropical cyclone that has ever been recorded. To inform you about this devastating storm, an interactive map has been uploaded to our server.

  • Swiss World Atlas Running on OS X Mavericks

    In case Swiss World Atlas interactive should not start, the following setting needs to be changed: Go to ‘System Preferences’, open ‘Security & Privacy’, choose tab ‘General’ and change ‘Allow apps downloaded from’ to ‘Anywhere’. The atlas will now start as before. If you use Safari as your browser, Java Web Start will no longer […]

  • New contents in the interactive atlas

    A new version of SWISS WORLD ATLAS interactive is available. Following maps are online now: Switzerland, geology; Berne; London; Europe, Maximum Glaciation. The map Switzerland, Geology was adapted for the interactive atlas and optimized for screen use. The city map of Berne is now also available in the interactive atlas. The map was updated and […]

  • New publications

    The Swiss World Atlas was represented with 4 contributions at the 26th International Cartographic Conference in Dresden. The corresponding Publications can be downloaded from ‘Publications’.


Printed edition

The SWISS WORLD ATLAS is a widespread school atlas in Switzerland. It is characterised by versatile and high standard maps.

SWA interaktiv

Interactive version

The SWISS WORLD ATLAS interactive is the web-based complement to the the traditional printed edition.

Version 1.0.12 with a selection of over 100 maps, appropriate block diagrams and virtual globes