The information platform of the Swiss geology community

Quaternary geology

The Quaternary is the most recent period in the Earth’s history: the last 2.6 million years. It is marked by the appearance of man as well as repeated glacial/interglacial cycles, which strongly influenced the mountains and their environment (© swisstopo).

Geological software

Geologists are dependent on support from numerous software applications for their daily work. Besides the classic Office applications, a multitude of specialized applications enable the useful analysis and representation of geological data sets.

Geological cartography

Geological maps display a multitude of geologically relevant information in a concise manner. They are an important basis for geotechnical and environmental decisions (© swisstopo).

Tunneling

The rock mass must be described and investigated in detail for the professional project planning and execution of underground structures. Here geologists and engineers must work closely together (© AlpTransit Gotthard AG).

Kalender

Topic of the month
The Geology Portal regularly presents a new "topic of the month". 

Press
Summaries of media communications on the subject of geology 

Geological Data Viewer

Geological maps, geophysical overview maps, geotechnical maps and further geologically relevant databases in a map view.

Geological data in map.geo.admin.ch