Our topographic maps are provided by official surveying authorities. Before being digitized, paper topographical maps were the order of the day, but now, by accurately and faithfully depicting the terrain (using, for example, contour lines, shadings and rock markers), topographical maps give a far more genuine impression of the landscape.
Where does the data come from?
We combine topographic maps from official authorities in our topo layer and make them collectively available.
Currently our layer includes topo maps for the following countries: Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand, Japan and parts of Italy and the United States (Utah). These are in addition to maps 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.