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Data and Models
Federal Office of Topography
) is the general starting point for data
the sell 25m DEMs ("
") under a complicated pricing scheme
200m grid is free
for the whole country of 250 tiles, it appeared to range from
$6000 for non-commercial use to $
122,000 for full commercial use
Swisstopo Satellite Map of Switzerland
Their LIDAR model is called
, priced by request. Density is 1 point per 2 m2.
also sells 25m DEMs, around $30,000 for the whole country, with subsets available and academic discounts
Swiss company CyberCity AG produced 3D models of Berne and downtown Zurich.
As of 2008, they are called
and they are a collaborative partner with Google in their "Cities in 3D" program.
University of Zurich - Irchel
is working with high-resolution
heightmaps of Swiss National Park
Univ. of Zurich's
Remote Sensing Laboratories: Research
has done modelling of parts of Switzerland including
Animation of a Mountain Glacier
, using the VTP software
Sites with Virtual Scenery
There are several tourism-oriented websites with flyovers and walkthroughs of parts of Switzerland, see them under 'Websites' on the