Location and organization classification

Locations and organizations on the map are divided into map item categories/subcategories as well as business categories.

A description of the items in each business category is given below.


Yandex Business sections are used when managing items.

Unlike the list below, actual Yandex Business sections are not numbered (numbers are only used here for navigation purposes).

If an organization's line of business fits multiple categories, select the one that matches their main business activity. For example, if a clothing store also sells some shoes, select the “Clothing store” category.

Multiple categories are indicated only for organizations located in the same premises and whose main activity fits the description for each category. For example, a clothing store and a shoe store located in the same premises under a single brand.

You must indicate the organization's category.

Map item categories:

Object subcategories:

1. Culture, attractions

2. Healthcare

3. Education

4. Finance

5. Shopping

6. State, society

7. Religion

8. Food

9. Auto

10. Sports

11. Yard and park infrastructure

12. Business and services

13. Construction and real estate

14. Production and materials

15. Recreation and tourism

1. Culture, attractions


1.1. Attraction


1.1.1. Decorative object, plaque

Various art pieces that serve as decorations (murals, mosaics, reliefs) as well as other decorative and themed objects: plaques, information stands in parks or along tourist routes (outside indoor maps), ornate signs, flower clocks, topiary sculptures, decorative flowerbeds, art objects, and decorative engravings.

1.1.2. Attraction

Places or map items that are particularly notable, famous, interesting, or have historical, cultural, architectural, or archeological value. This may include well-known landmarks and tourist attractions.

Examples include bell towers, arches, aqueducts, castles, geoglyphs, bunkers, mounds, gazebos, palaces, mausoleums, minarets, ruins, kremlins, art spaces, and so on.

Monuments, sculptures, and small commercial items intended for tourist services are not included in this category.

1.1.3. Event location, local landmark

The most important places, territories, and landscape associated with historical, scientific, and cultural events as well as organized recreational areas that have a name (including the name of the project in honor of which they were created). Items that stopped serving their intended function, such as former movie theaters and community centers, as well as individual buildings on abandoned territories (including summer camps, health resorts, and technological disaster areas), provided those buildings don't house active organizations and the name of the inactive organization is mentioned and can be found on-site. This also includes landmark buildings with an unusual shape or size, organizations located in abandoned settlements, and buildings with a proper name that stand out in the area providing that their names do not include a reference to their owners (except for historic personalities).

For example:

  • Shown on the map: House on Chicken Legs, the Round House.
  • Not shown on the map: Baron's House, Glad Valakas House.

Filming locations are not included in this category.

1.1.4. Nature

Noteworthy items (individual or grouped) related to nature and terrain: unusual or rare trees (such as a 400-year-old oak or a redwood tree), canyons, caves, cave systems, rocks, grottos, boulders, groups of waterfalls, and river sources with decorative elements. This category also includes alleys and groves that aren't officially recognized but are deemed well-known landmarks.

1.1.5. Street art

Graffiti, murals, and frescoes created during official festivals or commissioned by the city or private business owners. Only add unofficial (impromptu) objects to the map if they are more than three months old, have become a local landmark, and have been mentioned in the media or on popular blogs.

1.1.6. Mineral water galleries and springs

Specially equipped places (usually at resorts) where people can drink natural mineral water directly from springs.

1.2. Products for artists


1.2.1. Stained glass production

Production of stained glass of all kinds: for windows, doors, ceilings, chandeliers, decorative panels, and so on.

1.2.2. Art gallery

Stores that sell paintings, art supplies, and crafts.

1.2.3. Fillet framing

Sale of frames for pictures, mirrors, posters, photographs, and other interior items. This category also includes framing shops.

1.2.4. Icon painting workshop

Workshops that produce icons and iconostases and do restorations.

1.2.5. Art workshop

Workshops where pieces of art and handicrafts are created.

1.3. Archives and libraries


1.3.1. Archive

State and national archives, archival departments of administrations.

1.3.2. Library

Various types of institutions where literature and printed works are stored for public use and reference/background research is conducted.

1.3.3. BookCrossing

BookCrossing is the practice of exchanging books. After finishing a book, you leave it in a public place to be picked up and read by other random people, who are then supposed to do the same thing.

1.4. Music and choreography


1.4.1. Orchestra

Concert, chamber, symphony, academic, military, and other types of orchestras.

1.4.2. Choir, choral studio

Chamber choirs, academic choirs, veteran choirs, choral singing centers, etc.

1.4.3. Musical education

Music schools for children and adults, choral schools, lessons on various musical instruments such as guitar.

1.4.4. Dance school

Training in various styles of dance for amateurs.

1.4.5. Choreography school

Educational institutions that prepare professional dancers and ballerinas for professional careers.

1.4.6. Creative group

Song and dance ensembles; folklore, choreography, music, and other creative groups.

1.4.7. Concert hall

Places where concerts, productions, and other spectator events take place. This category includes: organ halls, auditoriums, stages, and concert halls.