2015 eGovernment special prize awarded to geo.admin.ch, the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation

Wabern, 24.11.2015 - National award for geo.admin.ch, the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation. The portal received the “2015 eGovernment special prize” at the ninth national eGovernment Symposium, which was held on 24 November 2015 in Bern.

During the central national eGovernment platform for discussion between representatives from the worlds of business, administration, politics and academia, the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation was awarded the "2015 eGovernment special prize". The prize was presented by the Swiss subsidiary of international consultancy firm BearingPoint.

State-of-the-art web standards and open source software

With this award, the implementation of the Swiss Confederation's geographical information strategy based on the consistent use of open source software, open standards and cloud computing was once again recognised as a ground-breaking project on a national level. The Confederation's geoinformation centre, the Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo, was tasked with making geo.admin.ch a reality.

A project prioritised by eGovernment Switzerland

The Swiss Confederation's geoportal geo.admin.ch is one of the eGovernment Switzerland programme's priority projects. The aim of the programme is to enable both Swiss companies and individuals to carry out important business with the authorities online. The authorities in turn are to modernise their business procedures and communicate with each other electronically. geo.admin.ch represents a significant boost to the exchange of geodata. The Swiss Confederation's geoportal is developed and operated by the Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo, on behalf of the Coordinating Agency for Federal Geographical Information to implement the Swiss Federal Geoinformation Act.


Address for enquiries

Ruedi Bösch, Communications
Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo
Tel. +41 58 469 01 27
ruedi.boesch@swisstopo.ch

Specialist information:
David Oesch, geo.admin.ch Project Manager, Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo
Tel. +41 58 469 03 15
david.oesch@swisstopo.ch



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Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports DDPS
http://www.vbs.admin.ch

Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports DDPS
http://www.vbs.admin.ch

Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports DDPS
http://www.vbs.admin.ch

Federal Statistical Office
http://www.statistics.admin.ch

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
http://www.bafu.admin.ch/en

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