Swiss LDS Topographic maps
Swiss topographic maps are the finest in the world and they need to be. mountaineers and hikers use 1:25,000 but you can use 1:50,000 if you know where you are going. 1:50,000 is a good size for motion picture location hunting. There is a complete topographic map of Switzerland at 1:300,000 scale which is superb for motion picture location hunting.
The 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scale have several series: Winter for mountaineers and ski-tour. Summer of hiking and straight topographic with no other markings. The Alps are a different country in winter and so a summer map would be of little use in finding your way across a glacier.
Swiss topographic maps overlap the edge of Switzerland and you can cover locations in France and Italy on Swiss topographic maps. When progressing south into Italy there is an uncomfortable feeling as you descend below the latitude of Swiss topographic maps and ... into the unknown. The Italians have a saying "Africa begins after Rome" because the south of Italy was backward and Agricultural. Terrestrial television did not arrive in southern Italy until the 1970s, for example.
Col de La Faucille, northern approach to Geneva.
LDS topographic maps 1:25,000 , 1:50,000 & Route Goldfinger (1964)
LDS Topographic map #101 1:100,000 c1987 showing the location of the Pilatus Factory within the region surrounding Stans and Luzern.
LDS #270 1:50,000 topographic map of Geneva
LDS topographic map of the Grand St Bernard pass, showing the main features of the ascent.
The locations used in the filming of the opening scene of The Italian Job (1969)
Carte Nationale de la Suisse: The LDS topographic map of the Grand St Bernard 1:25,000 c1997
LDS 1:300,000 Schweiz, section Italian Lakes
Landeskarte der Schweiz 1:50,000 - key to individual maps. 1:50,000 maps thave three number numerals in their name and 1:25,000 have four numerals.
LDS 1:100,000 key to individual maps of Switzerland
LDS topographic 1:100,000 number 107 Ticino-Tessin, section Lake Como and Lugano
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