Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

Cartoheritage and Topographic Mapping

5611.1 - Geo-Knowledge for an Ever Changing Society – The New Swiss National Map 1:10‘000 and its strategic relevance

Wednesday, July 5
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Hoover

Geo-Knowledge for an Ever Changing Society – The New Swiss National Map 1:10‘000 and its strategic relevance
The Federal Office of Topography swisstopo plays a vital role as Switzerland’s Geoinformation centre. This presentation will show how the New Swiss National Map 1:10’000 will take its place, within the strategic preparations for 2020 and the future technical developments. This can be broken down into five key strategic focal points for swisstopo: The National Centre of Geoinformation – Up-to-date-reference data – Open Government Data – Improved, future-orientated usability – and Filling in the gaps in Switzerland’s geographical reference data. Implementing these strategic focal points will enable swisstopo to provide an even more effective, efficient and cost-conscious service. The data and products provided by swisstopo are built on the core objectives of ensuring that the official Geoinformation complies with current legislation, that information from various time periods is available over the long term, and that the data is kept up to date. In order to ensure long-term success and to provide a service that responds to the people’s needs and benefits Switzerland as a whole, swisstopo must take into account social, political and technological developments. Moreover, it will enable swisstopo to continue a sustainable high-level of cartography in future.

Olaf Forte

Head of cartography
swisstopo

Olaf Forte, Head of Cartography swisstopo
Olaf Forte was born 1964 in Germany. After earning his cartography diploma and gaining first professional experience at the Technical Institute in Munich, he joined Kümmerly + Frey in Switzerland in 1992. Until 1999 he assumed various line functions and was a member of the management board. From 1999 to 2007 he was head of a Profit Center at Ringier Print in Zofingen, and project manager at Swissprinters. In 2008 Mr. Forte was head of steering and development of the product acquisition at Swiss Post. Since 2008 he is the Head of cartography of swisstopo and memeber of the board.

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Nathan B. Piekielek

Geospatial Services Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University

Nathan Piekielek, (Ph.D.) is the Geospatial Services Librarian at Penn State where he supports the spatial research and teaching activities of all disciplines and units at the university. In addition to providing research consultation services upon request, he builds, maintains, and manages an extensive print map and digital geospatial data collection. He has a largely quantitative background in geographic information systems, remote sensing, and conservation ecology and is interested in how this expertise can be applied to contemporary challenges faced by academic libraries, like the large-scale conversion of print maps and historic aerial photographs to web-accessible, open source, high-quality digital geospatial data products.

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