• Figure of the Earth

    The figure of the Earth can be represented, depending on the application, by an ellipsoid of revolution, a geoid or the surface of the Earth’s crust. All these forms show small deviations from the simple spherical form. However, these are too small to identify with the naked eye. The new interactive 3D model offered by […]

  • Interactive Map Projector

    Map projections are typically chosen due to their mapping properties (such as equidistant, equal area, conformal or compromise projections) and the projection center is positioned such that distortions near the graphical center are minimized. A different and more explorative approach to map projections is presented by the projection tool (accessible via maps => test maps) […]

  • Swiss World Atlas now on twitter

    The Swiss World Atlas is now also on twitter (@swissworldatlas). This complements the traditional communication channels such as the website and the newsletter. Thereby we hope to reach even more people interested in our atlas. Twitter allows us to quickly and comfortably spread news about the atlas and atlas-related topics. Nevertheless, we continue to provide […]

  • Prix Carto 2015

    Swiss World Atlas editor, Pascal Tschudi and editor in chief, Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hurni have won the Prix Carto 2015 award. In the context of the traditional autumn meeting on November 4, 2015 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) at Muttenz, the Swiss Society of Cartography awarded the Swiss cartography […]

  • Swiss World Atlas interactive on new operating systems

    The Swiss World Atlas interactive runs well on the new Windows 10. With the new OS X 10.11, El Capitan, the atlas basically works but unforeseeable and abrupt crashes randomly happen. We know about that issue and are currently working on a solution.


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