• New 2017 Edition of the Swiss World Atlas

    We are glad to announce the new and totally revised printed edition of the Swiss World Atlas for May 2017. Besides many new and updated maps, the atlas will also appear in a new and modern design. For more information, please have a look at the new product flyer.

  • 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) […]

  • Geomatics Day on November 16, 2016

    Participation of the Swiss World Atlas editorial office in the first Geomatics Day at ETH Zurich. In the context of the annual International GIS Day, ETH Zurich in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) arranges the Geomatics Day on November 16, 2016. The aim of this event is to […]

  • Swiss Education Days

    The Swiss World Atlas well be part of the exhibition of the Lehrmittelverlag Z├╝rich (cantonal publisher of teaching aids of Zurich) at the Swiss Education Days from 8 to 10 November in Bern. We look forward to seeing you!


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