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Non-authoritative Myanmar [township/district/state-region] administrative boundaries based on OpenStreetMap geometry

Non-authoritative Myanmar [township/district/state-region] administrative boundary dataset based on OpenStreetMap boundary data, fusioned with March 2020 shoreline data and GAD & Wikipedia place names.

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Dataset topic category Administration
  • English
  • Burmese
Use limitations This dataset is derived from OpenStreetMap data and has been altered as specified in the metadata process. All terms and conditions from OSM licensing under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) ( by the OSM Foundation are applicable. You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt this dataset, as long as you credit OpenStreetMap, its contributors and Open Development Mekong. If you alter or build upon our data, you may distribute the result only under the same licence. The full legal code ( explains your rights and responsibilities. To review more about OSM copyright provisions please go to This derivative datasets based upon OSM data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) ( By accessing this dataset users agree to take full responsibility for reliance on any site information provided and to hold harmless and waive any and all liability against individuals or entities associated with its development, form and content for any loss, harm or damage suffered as a result of its use.
Dataset reference date March 25, 2021
Temporal extent's start date March 25, 2021
Temporal extent's end date June 9, 2021
  • Myanmar
West bounding coordinates 92.1719360351562
East bounding coordinates 101.170082092285
South bounding coordinates 9.5980224609375
North bounding coordinates 28.5478363037109
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy Overall approximate use scale 1:250,000. While some segments (esp. shoreline segments) have been digitizied in a larger use scale, most boundary segments are only in approx. 1:250,000 scale.
Logical Consistency In the OpenStreetMap database, a boundary segment between Myanmar and Thailand is explicitly marked as "contested". We choose the "Myanmar claimed" tagged contested boundary segment for this dataset.
Completeness Completed
Process Step Processing: - Download administrative boundary features for a buffered area of interest encompassing Myanmar from OpenStreetMap using HotExport Tools (; - On-screen digitizing of shoreline segments based on Sentinel-2 March 2020 satellite imagery in a use scale of approx. 1:25,000; - Conversion of OSM boundary data to line-segments; - Removal of boundary line segments representing contested areas claimed by other countries; - Semi-automated removal of shoreline segments from OSM boundary data; - Fusion of OSM boundary data with improved and consistent shoreline geometry and generation of township boundary polygons; - Generation Myanmar administrative units database table and point geometry dataset with (incl. Myanmar and romanized spelling & place codes) based on Wikipedia and GAD township profiles; - Spatial join of township polygons with the Myanmar administrative units database table/points; - Aggregation of the township polygons to District and State & Region polygons based on the hierarchy specified in the Myanmar Administrative Units table.
Lineage OpenStreetMap (
Metadata creator information Open Development Initiative (, Punwath Prum (, Patrick Oswald (
Format version Vector: Vector data is used to represent geographic data
Update Frequency irregular
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0.4
Keywords myanmar admin boundary,myanmar boundary shp,myanmar admin boundary GeoJSON
Date uploaded May 14, 2021, 20:52 (UTC)
Date modified June 23, 2022, 06:44 (UTC)