Not just a research instrument

Besides providing an excellent tool in the day to day work of the SNP in combination with a wide selection of ESRI products, GIS also play an important role in the provision of visual information to the wider public.

For example, since 2005 visitors have been able to make use of the Swiss National Park app (former name: Webpark), the Park’s multimedia walking guide; in the visitor centre a 3D programme allows people to take a look at various protection areas in the Alps. And of course, to plan their excursion, visitors can always make use of the digital map tools based on ArcGIS-Server that can be found on the internet.