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GeoMeta WMS – information about the cadastral surveying

The GeoMeta web map service provides information about the status of the cadastral surveying, together with details relating to individual plots of land.

Product description

GeoMeta WMS is an Internet service that depicts the status of the cadastral surveying and the plots of land currently being processed throughout Switzerland. It also provides information about who is responsible for updating data and where, for example, a plan for the land register can be ordered, as well as the address of the relevant land registry office.

This cartographic online service can be used in combination with other maps in a broad variety of applications and geographic information system (GIS) tools. Despite its limited options for use, it is possible to obtain a great deal of information about cadastral surveying data with the aid of this service.

Status of data

The data are constantly updated, depending on the canton, though updates have to be carried out at least twice a year.


The data are available free of charge.

Procurement of data

GeoMeta WMS can be integrated into applications such as ArcGIS, MapInfo and QuantumGIS. The data are incorporated in WMS-FGDI and are freely accessible.

Cadastral surveying data can be directly visualised by selecting the descriptions at the following levels:

Level  Description   
GeoMeta ch.swisstopo-vd.geometa  
Municipalities ch.swisstopo-vd.geometa-gemeinde  
Land register ch.swisstopo-vd.geometa-grundbuch  
Update surveyor ch.swisstopo-vd.geometa-nfgeom  
Status of cadastral survey ch.swisstopo-vd.geometa-standav  


Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
Cadastral surveying and PLR-cadastre

Telephone +41 58 464 73 03




Terms and abbreviations used in the Swiss cadastral surveying system

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