Verbal communication in association with topographic objects is difficult to imagine without the use of names.
It is much easier to locate geographic units and elements with the aid of names than through the use of coordinates.
Although the dating results allow to chronologically discern between glacial and interglacial periods, a finer resolution on a stadial/interstadial level cannot unfortunately be obtained by the current state-of-the-art methods of luminescence dating as applied in this study.
Archiving of geodata on the federal level focuses on the archival storage of geodata for an unlimited period of time.
Six cantons plus the Principality of Liechtenstein have delegated this task to a federal authority, namely the Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying, and are therefore subject to direct supervision.
The project Ellipse was finalized at the end of 2016 and the results are documented in the manual for the Archiving of Federal Geodata.
Embark on a voyage through time with swisstopo’s topographic maps and travel through almost 175 years of Swiss cartographical history, even as far back as the time before the Swiss Confederation was founded. When it comes to the sustainable management of our living space, historical maps and digital 3D models are just as important bases as geological, geophysical and geotechnical datasets.
In addition to the conventional national reference systems, there is a European reference system called ETRS89.
The connection of national reference systems to global, terrestrial reference systems by means of geodetic measuring methods results in only a limited degree of accuracy.