Map tile services

We render map tiles from the OpenStreetMap data with various styles. The Style descriptions and URLs are documented here.

OpenStreetMap Carto with some customizations

This style follows the OpenStreetMap Carto style which is featured prominently on the openstreetmap.org front page. It is adapted to render for example the Mobility car sharing stations or to include a hill shading and contour lines.

The elevation data is created from a mash-up of SRTM and ASTER GDEM data. ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA. Post processing was kindly provided by Yves Cainaud from opensnowmap.org.

  • url: https://tile.osm.ch/switzerland/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
  • attribution: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tiles for this style are also available for download at https://tile.osm.ch/tiles.html

Swiss lv03 projection (epsg:21781)

The same OpenStreetMap Carto style with some customizations, but in lv03 projection. Due to compatibility reasons, the extent of the layer is the same in in lv03 coordinates as it usually is for web Mercator, even though many projection libraries fail to do work for the whole planet. Using this layer, you can use lv03 coordinates and pretend they are web Mercator coordinates.

  • url: https://tile.osm.ch/21781/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
  • attribution: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Swiss lv95 projection (epsg:2056)

The same OpenStreetMap Carto style with some customizations, but in lv95 projection. Due to compatibility reasons, the extent of the layer is the same in in lv95 coordinates as it usually is for web Mercator, even though many projection libraries fail to do work for the whole planet. Using this layer, you can use lv95 coordinates and pretend they are web Mercator coordinates.

  • url: https://tile.osm.ch/2056/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
  • attribution: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Swiss Style from xyztobixyz

This is a very light style without any points of interest rendered. It is well suited for overlays of specific points of interest for example.

French language map

This map uses name:fr tags if available. Otherwise it is the same as Swiss Style from xyztobixyz

Italian language map

This map uses name:it tags if available. Otherwise it is the same as Swiss Style from xyztobixyz

Rumantsch language map

This map uses name:rm tags if available. Otherwise it is the same as Swiss Style from xyztobixyz

Swiss German language map

This map uses name:gsw tags if available. Otherwise it is the same as Swiss Style from xyztobixyz

Bern buildings

This rendering is only for contributors, to get the building outlines from the canton of Bern as a background when mapping. We have permission from Amt für Geoinformation des Kantons Bern to use their data “Amtliche Vermessung vereinfacht” for mapping.

  • url: https://tile.osm.ch/name-fr/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
  • Only for mapping! Data from “Amtliche Vermessung vereinfacht” © Amt für Geoinformation des Kantons Bern

Transparent layer of contour lines

This layer does not contain any OpenStreetMap data. It can be used to add contour lines to en existing rendering, though it gives better results to render those lines below some features like roads and buildings..

The elevation data is created from a mash-up of SRTM and ASTER GDEM data. ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA. Post processing was kindly provided by Yves Cainaud from opensnowmap.org.

  • url: https://tile.osm.ch/switzerland/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
  • attribution: SRTM and ASTER GDEM data