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The name of the owner of a given map feature 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
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Status: in use

The owner tag is used to indicate the identity of corporations, companies, non-profits, governments, organizations (and other entities) or people who actually own a feature.


This is the name of the company, corporation, entity, government, organization or person who owns the map feature. As a particular name, please look for it in taginfo so as to not create different values for the same actor.

Owner isn't necessarily the operator

As a consequence of different strategies and infrastructure life, the owner can delegate the exploitation of its patrimony (perhaps hegemony) to another actor called operator.
Please watch out this detail to use the proper tag.