Federal geoportal geo.admin.ch awarded in eGovernment competition

Bern, 25.06.2015 - On 24 June 2015, the ‘geo.admin.ch’ eGovernment project was awarded 2nd place in the category ‘Best eGovernment Project 2015’ in the prestigious international eGovernment competition. The competition has been the benchmark for eGovernment activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for 13 years.

An independent panel of experts, comprising administration, IT, eGovernment and eEducation professionals, highlighted the extraordinary and systematic approach with which administration is being digitised as a reason for the award.
The eGovernment competition has been the recognised benchmark for eGovernment activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for 13 years. The category ‘Best eGovernment Project 2015’ awards projects that reflect the current sphere of experience of users, create high added value and embrace new online trends in a beneficial way. The competition is held under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.
The public can still vote on the Public Choice Award until 5 August 2015.

Efficiency thanks to the latest methods

With the eGovernment award, the jury has recognised the federal geoportal geo.admin.ch as a groundbreaking project in the German-speaking countries. The Federal Office of Topography swisstopo, Switzerland’s centre for geoinformation, is responsible for implementing geo.admin.ch. The portal’s user-friendliness and operating costs were able to be streamlined thanks to making systematic use of open source software, open standards and cloud computing.

An eGovernment Switzerland priority project

The federal geoportal geo.admin.ch is a priority project of the eGovernment Switzerland programme, whose aim is to enable businesses as well as the general public to carry out important transactions with the authorities electronically. The authorities in turn are charged with updating their business processes and interacting with one another electronically. The exchange of geodata is greatly facilitated through geo.admin.ch. The federal geoportal is developed and maintained by the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo on behalf of the coordinating agency for federal geographical information to implement the Geoinformation Act.

Address for enquiries

Ruedi Bösch, Communications
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Tel. 058 469 01 27

Specialist information:
David Oesch, Project Manager geo.admin.ch
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Tel. 058 469 03 15


Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports

swisstopo – Federal Office of Topography

Federal Statistical Office

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Federal IT Steering Unit (ab 01.01.2021: Digitale Transformation und IKT-Lenkung)

Coordinating agency for Federal geographical information GSG