Test Suite

Test Suite for XML formatted INTERLIS transfer files

The «Test Suite for XML-formatted INTERLIS transfer files» was developed in a joint project of COGIS and CCGEO. The aim was to derive minimum rules for the validation of INTERLIS data (version 2.3) explicitly from the INTERLIS reference manual and to define test cases for them. These test cases include one or more test data sets based on an INTERLIS model.

The Test Suite has been published at https://github.com/geoadmin/suite-interlis/. It contains a detailed documentation of all test cases with the expected feedback of the test tools and all test data and models for the documented test cases. In addition, a test routine was developed in order to be able to execute the Test Suite directly against the tools «ilivalidator» and «iG/Check».

New Test Suite requirements can be registered directly on the GitHub developer platform.


INTERLIS is a conceptual modeling language designed to ensure long-term compatibility between different systems. INTERLIS is software and system independent.

The most currently used version is INTERLIS 2, version 2.3.

INTERLIS - who is behind it?

COGIS (Coordination, Geo-Information and Services) is the guardian of the formal language INTERLIS and provides the necessary information and documents. The activities of the Federal Administration in the field of geoinformation (GI) and geoinformation systems (GIS) are also coordinated by COGIS. See https://www.kogis.ch

You can find our contact details here.