3.5.2. Rules for address attributes

This is how the attribute panel for addresses looks:

If you need to enter several house numbers, click Go to advanced mode— the attribution panel will expand to allow you enter additional numbers:

When adding attributes to addresses, follow these rules: Street

In the Street field, enter the name of the item to which the address is linked: street (for addresses linked to the road network, such as Moscow, 9 Marshala Biryuzova Street), square (for example, Moscow, 8 Preobrazhenskaya Square), or administrative division (for addresses linked to administrative divisions, such asZelenograd, 15th subdistrict, building 1510 or Yabedino Village, 45).

If the address uses the format like Nakhimova Square, 2, you should first create a Nakhimova Square road structure and then link the address to it.

Keep in mind that those are not the same as addresses linked to streets (for example, Troitsk, Fabrichnaya Ploshchad Street). In such cases, the address is linked to the street.

If necessary, address points can be linked to other items: stations (for example, Zvenigorod station, 4A), vegetation, or terrain items.

When you fill in the fields, you can choose a name from the list:

If there is no item to link addresses to, create one and link it with all the necessary address points.


When creating a new street (as a linking item), make sure to also link it to the administrative division that it's located in (for more information, see Section Location).

You cannot link addresses directly to a highway with proper name or a numbered highway.

If an address in a locality is linked to a named or numbered highway (which in turn is linked to a higher level administrative division), then you should create another road with the same name (whose location must overlap with the road segment inside the locality), assign the locality street type to it, and link the address to that street.

For example, if you want to link an address in the city of Kubinka to the Minsk highway (which is a named highway linked to the Moscow region), you must first create a road named Minsk highway inside Kubinka (i.e. this will be a street linked to Kubinka whose shape overlaps the road section inside the city):

If an address outside a locality is linked to a numbered highway (e.g., M-1 Highway, 1), then you should create an additional “numbered highway” of the same name in the same locality and link the address to it (the road must also be linked to the locality and its shape should overlap the road section inside the locality). Number

Enter the house number as the “Official” name.

Follow these rules when entering numbers:

Make sure that you use characters from the local alphabet in addresses (except for when address designation documents use other characters).
When writing addresses, use either uppercase or lowercase letters exclusively depending on the country's conventions. For example, all building names should be lowercase, but abbreviations should be uppercase (if that is the custom). For instance, in France all letters are lowercase: 8b.

You can separate the letter from the number using an extra symbol (but don't use spaces) if it's used in the documents or in the area. For example: 8/A.

House numbers should not contain spaces.

If a building has several options for displaying the same address, the official name should use the one that's used locally, including signs. The alternative naming options should be attributed the “Also known as, historical” type.

For example, if 20/1 Marshal Biryuzov St. is the official name (i.e. that is the form that is used locally), enter 20k1 Marshal Biryuzov St. as an alternative.

If a corner building has two different addresses, then you should enter two address points.

These address points are connected to two different streets. For example, 20 Tverskaya St. and 1 Nastasinsky Ln.:

If a building has several address options, the alternative addresses must all be linked to the same address points, and have the “Also known as, historical” name type.

For example, the building in the drawing has four address options:

  • 20 Tverskaya St.
  • 20/1 Tverskaya St.
  • 1 Nastasinsky Ln.
  • 1/20 Nastasinsky Ln.

The building is linked to two address points, each of which has two names: the official name and the synonym (i.e. the “also known as, historical” type name).

If a forward slash is used in the form of the address used locally (including on signage), then the official name should include the forward slash (and the name without the sign should be entered under "also known as"). For example, official — 20/1 Tverskaya St. and the "also known as" — 20 Tverskaya St..

If a non-fraction number is used locally, then enter the official name without a fraction (and use the fraction one for the "also known as" option). For example, official — 20 Tverskaya St. and the "also known as" — 20/1 Tverskaya St:

If the address only contains Cyrillic letters and numbers, then you can enter it for one language (Russian) and not duplicate it for another one (such as Ukrainian).

You can enter temporary addresses for new buildings that do not have official addresses yet.

Garage and boat co-ops are basically treated as residential buildings that share one address for the whole co-op, which is why you can attribute addresses in the co-op number—garage number format as long as this doesn't create duplicate address points.

Let's say we have Garage No. 1, located in the city of Taganrog, on the Admirala Kryuysa St, 30 (see pic). That means that the garage's address can be written as 30-1 (the official name linked to the Admirala Kryuysa street).

In localities and regions where additional details are often included in addresses not officially used in the area (for example, letters in addresses in St. Petersburg), official address names are entered without them.

You can enter addresses like that as “Also known as, historical” type names. Zip code

Postal codes are considered placemarks. The current version only allows for editing shapes of items that's already been created. To create a new zip code or rename an existing one, you'll have to report the item to a moderator.


Currently, zip codes can only be created and utilized within Russia. Rules for drawing zip codes
The zip code placemark is placed in the center of its post office. Rules for adding attributes to zip codes
The official name should only contain the numbers of the zip code. Specifying zip codes in addresses
The zip code value displayed in the Address panel is set in the Zip code field. Filling out the Zip code field is optional.

When filling out the field, you are presented with a list of zip codes already added to the map to choose from: Lack of a postal code

For localities that lack a post office and official postal codes, you can provide the postal code of a nearby locality.

Examples of localities without a post office are gardening co-ops and dacha settlements, as well as undeveloped areas for single-family dwelling construction.