• New 3D display model of the apparent motion of the sun

    For a short time, an interactive 3D display model of the apparent motion of the Sun is now online (Maps => Testmaps). The display model enhances the representation “Apparent Motion of the Sun above the Horizon” of the printed atlas (see Swiss World Atlas, edition 2010, page 185) by interactive means. In contrast to the […]

  • New publications

    The Swiss World Atlas was represented with two contributions at the 27th International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro. We also published an article in the “Wiener Schriften zur Geographie und Kartographie””. The corresponding Publications can be downloaded from ‘Publications’.

  • New Map Index Available

    Which maps are included in the SWISS WORLD ATLAS interactive or in the printed version? Which maps show climatical phenomena? As of today these and further question can be answered fast and easy thanks the new map index available on our website. This very helpful tool which has been sought after for a long time […]

  • Results of the Online Survey 2014

    In June 2014 a user survey concernig the SWISS WORLD ATLAS interactive has been performed. The aspects about the current state as well as a possible future version have been evaluated during this summer. A summary of the main results can be found via the link below (only available in German). We would like to […]

  • 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 […]


Printed edition

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

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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