3.5.1. Rules for drawing addresses

When you map address points, follow these rules:

Don't duplicate addresses linked to the same item.

For example, there should not be two addresses named “1” that are linked to Iunost Square in Zelenograd.

Addresses should be located inside the building polygon (footprint) that they relate to.

Cases where the structure that the address is linked to has not been drawn are an exception to this rule. For example, if there is no detailed satellite image or the address relates to a territory but not to a specific building on that territory. Also see point

If possible, you should put the address point in the middle of the footprint that it relates to.

Address points should not overlap with one another or other map points (such as organizations). Overlapping makes it difficult to display and edit map items. See also Section 2.5.1. Places: drawing techniques.

If addresses are not assigned to buildings in their entirety, but rather to individual entrances (such as in Kaliningrad), then all address points will be located on a line that runs parallel to the longest side of the building:

If one address is linked to several buildings in an industrial zone, then place the address point at the main (administrative) building.

If one address is linked to several buildings connected by a passageway, then place the address point at the building where the main entrance is located:

If one address is linked to a building with separate wings, then place the address point at the main building.

If an address is linked to a building with a complex shape, then place the address point at the point of the building that runs along the road (drawing on the left). If there are no sections that run along the road (or if the building has an exceptionally complex shape), then place the point at the approximate center of the building (drawing on the right):
If two or more addresses are associated with the same building:

If the footprint of the building that two or more addresses are linked to is a square or rectangle, then the address points should be located next to each other in the center of the footprint:

If the footprint of a building that two or more addresses (each of which has an address for the street that it is located on) are linked to forms a rectangle (for example, if the building is T-, П-, or Г- shaped), then you should mark the address points inside the footprint so that each of them is as “close to the part of the footprint where its address is located” as possible:

If a demolished or destroyed building is deleted from the map (see point, then you must also delete the address point associated with it.

If official sources still list an address on land plots that have no buildings, then don't delete the address from the map (unless the block was re-zoned after the buildings were demolished and that plot no longer exists in fact). See also point

Don't mark addresses whose numbers are not known.

The map should not contain any address points that “don't have address attributes”.

You can put addresses that are assigned to an area (territory) on the map, even if there are no buildings there.

For example, you can add addresses to new rural settlements where buildings have not been built yet.

Only include addresses in garage co-ops in cases where they are linked to existing roads in a locality or administrative divisions. Don't map addresses linked directly to garage co-ops.