We have used BD Topo as the basis of the Outdooractive map of France.
BD Topo is a digital representation of reality and contains as vectors not only man-made features (buildings, streets) but also natural objects (terrain, relief). It is the most accurate and complete data set available for France.
With BD Topo we are able to create a high quality map with unique styling for summer and winter. Using this data also allows us to create our activity-based routing- meaning that the map and your route will always fit together perfectly.
The RGE ALTI
The RGE ALTI is an elevation model of the whole of France, which we use at a resolution of 5m. It represents France's entire surface, excluding vegetation and man-made features .
The countour lines, shading and slope angles for the Outdooractive map of France are derived from this data. In combination with BD Topo, exact altitudes and values can be calculated when formulating a route.
Swisstopo has been delivering superlative cartography since 1838 and is responsible for creating some of the best maps in the world. In addition to the National Maps it produces, swisstopo is also renowned for its high-quality geospatial data.