Topographic maps are provided by official surveying authorities. Before being digitized, paper topographical maps were the order of the day. By precisely depicting the terrain (e.g. by contour lines, shading and rock markers), topographical maps create an especially authentic impression of the landscape.
Where does the data come from?
We combine topographic maps from official authorities in our topo layer and make them available collectively.
Currently our layer includes topo maps for the following countries: Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand and parts of America. As well as for Switzerland (swisstopo), France (IGN) and Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales with Ordnance Survey).
Digital maps are the bedrock of your online route planning. To provide you with material that covers the whole world, we work with information from OpenStreetMap (OSM), which is an international community project that collects and assembles geodata into a freely usable world map.
The Outdooractive map is based on official geodata. A defined and prepared route network for all activities as well as relevant tourist information from our partners deliver reliable route planning and orientation once you are on site.
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.