The information platform of the Swiss geology community

Data models

The geology data model forms the foundation for national uniformly structured geological vector data sets. The borehole data model was developed as the first recommendation for structuring basic digital borehole data (© swisstopo).

Deep repository

n Switzerland, radioactive waste will in the future be disposed of in deep geological repositories. These are situated located several hundred meters below the surface of the Earth in geologically stable rock layers. Geodata documents the federal governments sectoral plan procedure (© Nagra).


Geotopes are natural geoscientific monuments worthy of protection: spatially constrained parts of the geosphere of geological, geomorphological or geo-ecological importance (© IG Tektonikarena Sardona; Foto: Ruedi Homberger, Arosa).


Water shapes the character of landscapes and natural ecosystems. It is a significant basic need for the population and for numerous economic sectors in Switzerland. Hydrological data allow observation of the water balance (© FOEN).


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

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.

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