3.5.1. Rules for drawing addresses

When drawing addresses, the following rules should be followed:

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.

Address points should be placed inside the building polygons (footprints) they correspond to.

However, some address points are exempt from this rule, such as:
  • — Address points corresponding to buildings not shown on the map (e.g. because they lack a satellite photo)
  • — Address points corresponding to an area rather than a specific building inside the area
Also see point

An address point should be placed inside its building's footprint whenever possible.

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. Also see Section 2.5.1. Places: drawing techniques.

If an address point overlaps with an item of the “Places” category, the address point should be placed in the center of the building's footprint, while the item should be moved from the center.

If an address is not assigned to the entire building, but rather to each of its individual entrances (such as in Kaliningrad), then all address points should be located on the 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 point corresponds to a building with a complex shape, the point should be placed on the part of the building that runs along the road (picture on the left). If there is no such part (or the object's shape is too complex), place the address point closer to the building's center (right picture).
If two or more addresses correspond to the same building:

If a building has two or more addresses, and its footprint has a shape of a square or rectangle, place the address points next to each other in the footprint's center:

If a building has two or more associated addresses which correspond to different streets and its footprint is made up of rectangles (e.g. it's T-, U-, or L-shaped), then the address points should be placed on the footprint's edges in a such a manner that each point is “closer” to its associated street.

If a building is demolished and erased from the map (see p., the associated address point must also be removed.

If an area is vacant after its buildings have been demolished but still retains its address according to official sources, then its address point must be kept as is. However, if the area itself becomes inaccessible after the subsequent redevelopment, then the access point should still be removed. See also point

Don't mark addresses whose numbers are not known.

There should be no address points with the “no address attributes” attribute on the map.

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

For example, this could apply to newly formed cottage settlements where no construction has yet taken place.

If an address doesn't have an official name but does have a local one, you can place an address point provided the address meets the following criteria:

  • The address isn't a copy of another official address linked to another building.
  • The building linked to this address doesn't have an officially assigned address, the officially assigned address is linked to another item (street, block, and so on), or the unofficial address belongs to a part of the building.
  • The validity of the address can be confirmed by a sign located in the area, official documentation, or the website of a company located at the address.
  • The address is linked to an item mapped in accordance with the Yandex Map Editor rules.
  • The address includes only numbers and characters from the local alphabet.
  • The address is used to identify a building or its part with a separate entrance located in a specific territory.
  • The address belongs to a territory that uses numbering with standard or non-standard details (pavilion, section, block, and so on).