Swiss maps on your website

Ralph Straumann

Ralph is a world-citizen, a geoinformation specialist by profession, and interested in many topics. Here, he'll confine himself mostly to things geo-visual.

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  1. Andreas says:

    Cool! But now the Swiss Bundesamt für Statistik just needs to provide all it’s data about cantons in one page, so that citizens could easily find that spatial data and make maps with it.

    They sometimes even made maps themselves:
    Traffic accidents per canton: http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/de/index/themen/11/06/blank/key/01/aktuel.html

    • Ralph says:

      Hi Andreas

      Agreed! I too think that BFS is not using ideal tools and technology to disseminate their data and also that they don’t disseminate enough data for free.
      Consider joining the activities by http://www.makeopendata.ch who are trying to get Open Government data an issue in Switzerland. There will be a hack day towards end of march, the topic of which (somewhat funny seeing that you posted a link to traffic accident data) will be traffic.

      More specifically to your problem: There is for example BADAC (http://www.badac.ch) which collects data about cantons. Though I don’t know how much of the data they make available and how. Other than that, big Swiss banks usually look at canton data also, of course often with an economic and taxes focus. Maybe you can find something interesting on that trail.
      Anyway, hth.

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