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Area where various administrative entities cooperate.
Group: boundaries
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: in use

An area jointly governed by multiple administrative entities via a cooperative organisation.

How to map

Before you begin, set up the way ways and relation relations of the individual participating administrative entities with type=boundary, boundary=administrative, and admin_level=*. See the corresponding wiki pages for instructions.

After that, create an additional relation boundary relation with boundary=administrative_cooperation that covers the area of the cooperation. Add name=* and other tags to add information about the cooperation. You should not set admin_level=* on this new relation (if your cooperation does have an admin level, you should simply use boundary=administrative instead of boundary=administrative_cooperation). On the other hand, it is possible to use the Role admin_centre for the cooperation, if applicable.

Country-specific use


In the Netherlands, this tagging scheme is used for various regions where municipalities and sometimes other government authorities established an administrative cooperation.

Administrative cooperations vary in scope, not every municipality is a member of a cooperation, and some municipalities participate in more than one, so it does not make sense to allocate an admin_level=* to such cooperations. Hence boundary=administrative cannot be properly used and this alternative tag is used instead.