Collaboration with the municipalities

In practice, the municipalities have an extensive responsibility for naming and name care, even if it is not regulated by law.

The municipality is responsible for naming the business

That the municipality puts names on things that concern its own activities, e.g. schools, children's cottages and sports facilities, are natural. Also that the municipality gives names to various administrative units that are established, e.g. social districts or principal areas. Names of streets, roads and public places also fall according to practice within the municipality's area of responsibility. The country's municipalities will thus be the ones responsible for the main part of the official naming and these names will have an impact on society.

According to the Cultural Environment Act, good place-name practice must be observed in state and municipal place-name activities. This means, among other things, that names approved by Lantmäteriet must be used in their approved form in state and municipal activities.

Traditionally, the municipalities are responsible for addressing within urban areas, where the address normally consists of a street or road name and a number.

ABT agreement

Collaboration with the municipalities and Lantmäteriet takes place through collaboration agreements, called ABT agreements. This is signed with all of the country's 290 municipalities and includes updating the property register's a dress and b building part and certain t opographic information as well as parts of the digital the register map. One of several purposes of this collaboration is to ensure the collection of register data and geographical data where the municipalities are the source. Through this work, a number of place names come into Lantmäteriet s basic geographical information , our geodata.

Location address

In the property register, the location addresses established by the municipality and which properties and buildings the addresses are linked to are reported. A location address indicates where a place is located. The location address is based on existing place names in the traditional and local naming convention. The address section also contains some additional information, e.g. popular name, and is adapted to the Swedish standard for location addresses.

Through our e-service My map you can get information about maps, aerial photos and property boundaries. If you need to filter your place name searches, you can use the e-service Search for place names.

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