Welcome to the CartouCHe website. CartouCHe (Cartography for Swiss Higher Education) is a
Swiss Virtual Campus
funded eLearning project, imparting
knowledge about the multimedia and internet cartography to advanced students.
Hardly any other field within geomatics and geography has changed so fundamentally in the last 10 years as
cartography. The fundamental change of the output media from analogous paper maps to two- and three-dimensional
digital maps on mobile devices and for internet applications is one of the major current challenges. Since only
few textbooks and didactical tutorials for this field of interactive mapping exist, we are convinced that the
teaching of these new media can be done best by using the media themselves. Therefore, CartouCHe provides a
comprehensive overview of the new fields of multimedia cartography and its application on CD-ROM, webbased
applications, and portable devices.
CartouCHe uses the conceptual and technical infrastructure of the
and develop it further to respond to the specific requirements of the domain covered and to its educational
The CartouCHe project was initialised by the three leading universities in Switzerland dealing with multimedia
cartography in research and education: