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On this page you will find a list of developments, news and announcements of, the Swiss catalogue for geodata. Documents are only available in german and french

FIG Metadata (Standards und Models)

On 5th November 2019, an FIG Metadata meeting was held at swisstopo.  The focus was on discussing the further development of the Swiss metadata model GM03 and its relations to other standards, such as ISO, DCAT.


Further information are published here (in German).




News and developments

16.09.2019 - deploy

The latest deploy contains the following improvements and adjustments:

  • adding a description to all attributs in simple view. 
  • problems with xml-imports have been solved..
  • editing Reusable Objects (RO) straight in XML-view.
  • the naming of the contact types  (i.e. data owner) has been simplified.

Since September 9th, geometadata from Canton Berne are published in  


Currently there are problems with exporting large amounts of csv- and zip-files (>50). We are working on a solution. Until then we ask you to export only small batches of data.  


Since August 26th, geometadata from Canton of Aargau are published in 

Deploy with the following improvements and adjustments:

  • Manage directory (Reusable Objects): die application remains in the respective directory when editing Reusable Objects (RO). It no longer automatically to the directory "Organisations and Contacts" after saving and closing. 
  • The selection lists are now standardised when editing metadata.
  • When in editing mode, auto-complete is enabled to search for a geographic extent. 
  • Harvested metadata are now marked with an icon. This applies to the result list of the metadata as well as the default view.
  • The editing rights of the RO have been redefined. As before, a registered user can duplicate all ROs, save them within his own group and edit them. Now he can edit and update the RO of his group himself in even after validation. Deleting a validated RO can only be done by an administrator of the team.
  • When editing metadata, the metadata can be linked to a resource also via the UUID of the parent record.
  • Several minor corrections of v 3.6 (fields for the Rhaeto-Romanic language have been implemented consistently, missing fields have been added in the "complete view" mode, in addition the names of some fields have been adapted and optimized, ...).



New version v 3.6


A new version of, based on GeoNetwork 3.6, has been in operation since Tuesday, April 23 2019. Version 3.6 includes the following improvements:

  • More userfriendly validation: it is now clearly shown which fields have to be corrected. Furthermore, the most common validation errors are formulated more precisely.
  • Advanced search: optimisation of the search function and correction of errors. 
  • URL control: all URLs are checked during validation of the metadata, also those contained in the text fields (e.g. description).
  • Console admin (for administrators): Change of appearance and access to additional information. The menu "reports" can be used to export information which metadata was uploaded or updated in a certain time period. 



Arnaud, Raphaëlle (F, D, E) (+41 58 467 69 40)
Humar, Tania (D, E)
(+41 58 485 06 08)
Quinquis, Michel (F)
(+41 58 469 04 66)
Zürcher, Rolf (D, F)



Bundesamt für Landestopografie
Seftigenstrasse 264
CH - 3084 Wabern

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