Products and features

Use the API free of charge to create a map for a website or app. The API provides geocoding, routing, panoramas, and search for businesses. The services are accessed using the JavaScript or HTTP API.

The Yandex.Maps API offers a range of services for using Yandex technologies and map data in your projects. You can use the API for virtually anything: show directions to your office, or display data on the map for visual analytics.

If something changes in Yandex.Maps (for instance, a new company is added or a highway interchange opens), these updates are immediately available in your project.

JavaScript API

The JavaScript API is a software library for working with maps in the browser.

You can use the JavaScript API to:

  • Access any Yandex map data, including search for places, routing, and panoramas.
  • Configure the style of visual elements using standard tools, or create your own layouts.
  • Develop API-based solutions for handling a large number of objects on the map or performing geo analytics, or connect third-party plugins for extended functionality.

More information about the JavaScript API

ℹ️ Note: To work with the JavaScript API, you need basic programming skills. If you don't have the necessary skills, you can use our basic tools to create a map.


MapKit is a software library for using Yandex maps in mobile apps for iOS and Android.

MapKit allows you to:

  • Search for businesses and place names.
  • Plan driving and walking routes with current traffic conditions.
  • Show traffic and Yandex panoramas on the map.
  • Create your own custom map layers – for instance, add areas with paid parking.

Find out more about MapKit


The HTTP API is a set of services for using HTTPS requests to access individual features of the Yandex.Maps API.

  • The Geocoder gives you the address of a geo object based on its coordinates, and vice versa.
  • The Places API finds all organizations that match a query.
  • The Static API returns an up-to-date static image of a section of the map.

Helpful links

API for Business
Licensed use of the Yandex.Maps API without the restrictions of the free version
Maps without programming
Services based on the JS API that allow you to get a map for your website without writing any code
JS API plugins
Open source plugins that extend the functionality of the API
Thu Sep 24 2020 10:41:56 GMT+0300 (Moscow Standard Time)