216 Implementation of the Swiss National Geodata Infrastructure In 2001 a new type of proposal was made to the Swiss Government to make existing reference Geodata available for the entire territory for only the cost of delivery. This proposition was made within the framework of the implementation of the National Geodata Infrastructure. What happened with this proposition? How was this proposal introduced into a bill on Geo-information currently submitted to Parliament? How much does the Federal Office spend annually to capture, manage and make regularly available the Geodata for which they are responsible? What parallels can be drawn between the provision of geographic data and the provision of software of the type Open Source? The author proposes to respond to these questions among others and present the state of progress on the National Geodata Infrastructure and in particular reflections currently carried out in Switzerland on the subject of pricing policy of diffusion – traditionally or by the Internet - of Geodata. These reflections will also be placed in a European context in particular in connection with the directive « INSPIRE ». Amstein Jean-Philippe Born on 19th May 1952, Swiss nationality, married 1972 :Studied Surveying and Agricultural Engineering at the EPF Lausanne, Switzerland 1978 : Registered Surveying Engineer 1980 : First post as a scientific assistant within the Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying 1999-2004 : Manager of the Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying, Wabern, Switzerland 2002-2005 Manager of the Topography Division at the Federal Office of Topography, Wabern, Switzerland 2005 : President of e-geo.ch (strategic controlling body), Switzerland 2006 : Director of the Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo, Wabern, Switzerland FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics Conference Closing Plenary Jean-Philippe Amstein jean-philippe.amstein@swisstopo.ch Jean-Philippe Amstein jean-philippe.amstein@swisstopo.ch