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Defines the type of operator. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto


This tag is used to give more information about the type of operator=* for a feature.

Recommended Use

operator:type=public A public operator, as opposite to a private operator.
operator:type=private A privately owned operator, as opposite to a public operator.
operator:type=government A governmental organization. (What is the difference between public and government? Public: operated by a public organization linked to the government. Ex: a public school directed by its own director and management structure. Government: directly operated by the local, regional or country government. Ex: a city tax office)
operator:type=religious A religious organisation.
operator:type=ngo A non-governmental organisation.
operator:type=community A community-based organisation (CBOs) or informal community run collectives.
operator:type=consortium An association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments.
operator:type=cooperative An autonomous jointly owned, democratically run organization to cater to the needs and issues of its members, usually operating not for profit or by passing on the profits to its members directly.
Taghistory showing the usage of operator:type

See also

  • ownership=* - This indicates what type of organization owns land, facility, etc.