3.4.3. Building entrances: drawing and attribution rules

3.4.3.1. Items related to the Building entrance category

3.4.3.1.1. Entrances to residential buildings
  1. Draw the entrances in apartment buildings, including service entrances and fire escapes, leading to residential apartments and their hallways.
  2. Draw all entrances to small houses and cottages (including service entrances and fire escapes) leading to one or more apartments so long as two or more of those apartments have the same address.
3.4.3.1.2. Named (numbered) entrances to commercial, industrial, and public buildings

Draw all named or numbered entrances to a building.

3.4.3.1.3. Unnamed (unnumbered) inputs

Draw unnamed (unnumbered) entrances, including service entrances and fire escapes, for the following types of buildings:

  1. Buildings housing several different organizations or items, such as:
    • Shopping and/or recreation centers
    • Markets
    • Business centers and office buildings (including leased buildings located within industrial areas)
  2. Buildings and low-rise annexes occupied or mostly occupied by one organization or item (this applies to all organization types except for items in yards and parks, toilet rooms, and kiosk booths).
3.4.3.1.4

Do not draw entrances leading to non-primary organizations.

Do not draw entrances for demolished buildings. If an operational building changes its status to demolished, make sure to delete its entrance.

3.4.3.2. Methods of drawing building entrances

You can access the entrance drawing tool one of the following ways:

  • In the extended attribute panel for buildings (see point 3.4.2.8)

  • In the quick search line for categories

  • In the shortcut panel after you finish drawing a building

Techniques for drawing and editing entrances to buildings are similar to the techniques for drawing and editing all places on the YME. See:

Additionally, you can turn snapping mode on or off when drawing building entrances. If the(Snap to other map items mode) button is pressed, the entrance placemark is snapped to the building polygon, which ensures that you place it directly on the polygon outline:

Building entrances are represented using points on the map:

3.4.3.3. Rules drawing building entrances

Follow these rules for mapping building entrance points:

  1. Building entrance points correspond to building entrances. Do not draw entrances into territories as items of the Building entrance type.
  2. Draw the entrance point on the building's polygon (for exceptions, see section 3).
  3. Place entrance points inside a building polygon if the building entrance is located in one of the following locations:
    • Inside an arch (located within a building polygon).

      In this case, make sure that the passageway through the arch is drawn on the map.

    • In an underpass or other underground construction.

      If this entrance is physically located outside the building polygon at ground level, then put the entrance point at the location on the polygon that is closest to its actual location.

  4. When drawing entrances and exits for railway stations and airports, only use the Building entrance parameter if they lead in and out of “the city”.

    Don't draw gates and entrances to restricted areas and platforms.

3.4.3.4. Rules for adding attributes to building entrances

Rules for adding attributes:

3.4.3.4.1. Name
  • If you're drawing numbered entrances to residential and public buildings, only specify their number without including the item type. For example, 1.

  • For numbered entrances to train stations and airports, the rules are as follows:
    • If a door is used as an entrance or both entrance and exit, its name should follow the format of [Entrance (space) No. (space) entrance number].
    • If a door is only used as an exit, its name should follow the format of [Exit (space) No. (space) entrance number].

    For example: Entrance No. 0 or Entrance No. 1a in Domodedovo.

  • For named entrances: if the proper name reflects the type of item, then enter the proper name and item type. For example, North entrance.

  • For named entrances: if the proper name doesn't reflect the type of item, then only enter the proper name (without the item type). For example, North.

  • If an entrance to a building leads to a number of other different entrances, draw only one entrance. Those entrances' names are specified in the building's official name in the format specified on the building's plate. If the plate doesn't clarify the entrance naming format, the entrance numbers are specified instead. Each number is added to the official name as a separate “Also known as” name and separated by a comma. For example: official name 1,2, also known as 1, also known as 2.
  • Do not use organization names and apartment numbers as names of building entrances.

  • Do not attribute numbers to individual entrances in residential buildings if each entrance has its own address. For example:

3.4.3.4.2. Type of entrance

The type of entrance is selected from this list:

  • Main — this is usually the entrance that leads to any elevators there are and may be monitored by a guard or concierge. Intercoms are also usually installed at the main entrance.

    If the building has entrances from both a closed courtyard and a public area, the latter is considered the main entrance.

  • Service

    • in residential buildings, service entrances are all entrances leading to apartments except for the main entrance,
    • while in other types of buildings they include service, fire, and other entrances used in emergency situations. Additionally, they include entrances to organizations located in restricted areas accessible only to staff so long as the organizations also have public entrances.
3.4.3.4.3. Apartment numbers

The values of Apartment numbers can only be specified for entrances to residential apartment buildings and buildings that host both offices and residential apartments. You can only assign apartment numbers to residential apartments. Don't assign apartment numbers to service entrances.

Indicate which apartments can be accessed through the given building entrance in the Apartment numbers fields. To enter apartment numbers, use apartment ranges.

A range shows the apartments that share an entrance in a row, if they are located on the same floor or on several floors with the same number of apartments on each floor. If the apartments or floors are not numbered in sequence, a separate range is created for each floor.

Click Add apartment numbers on the attribute panel for the building entrance. The Apartment numbers field block appears:

Apartment numbers are set through pairs of ranges, that are combinations of the range of apartment numbers and the range of floors. Each range is defined by specifying start and end values separated by a hyphen (keep in mind that the start value must be less or equal to the end value):

  • To set the range of apartment numbers, specify the first and the last of the consecutive apartment numbers of the entrance, provided that they are numbered sequentially (without omissions) and are located on the same floor or on several floors in a row with an equal number of apartments on each floor.
  • To set the range of floors, specify the first and the last of the consecutive floor numbers, provided that each floor has an equal number of apartments and they are numbered sequentially.

At the bottom of the Apartment numbers section, you can see how apartment numbers are assigned by floor. The apartment numbers are displayed in editing mode. This means the number ranges change in real time, and you don't have to save the item:

If the sequential numbering condition is not met (the sequence of apartment numbers is broken or the number of apartments is different on different floors), set several combinations of apartment number and floor ranges so that this condition is met for each range. To add a second and subsequent range combinations, click Add apartment numbers again:

Note.

If a floor number contains a letter in addition to a number, then its number is set using a separate range (see Example 5).

If an apartment number contains a letter in addition to a number, it's set in the following way:

  • As a separate range that only consists of an apartment that uses a letter if this letter complements the standard numbering (see Example 6).
  • Separated by a comma from the rest of the range if an apartment with a letter interrupts the standard numbering (see Example 7). If the range of apartment numbers includes a comma-separated number, the corresponding floor range can consist of only one floor.

Letters are always written in capital (uppercase) letters.

Example 1
The apartments and floors sharing the entrance are numbered sequentially, and all floors have an equal number of apartments (for example, apartments 1–20 on floors 1–5 of a five-storey building).
Apartment numbers are set using one pair of ranges:

Example 2

The apartments sharing the entrance are numbered sequentially, but there are different numbers of apartments on different floors. For example, there is a five-storey building with 16 apartments. Floors 1–3 have 4 apartments each and floors 4–5 only 2 on each floor.

Apartment numbers should be set separately for each group of consecutive floors with the same number of apartments using several pairs of ranges (in this case, two pairs):

Example 3

The apartments sharing the entrance are numbered sequentially, but one number is missing. For example, a five-storey building with 20 apartments sharing the entrance. There are 4 apartments on each floor, but apartment 13 is missing.

Apartment numbers are set using two pairs of ranges created for each group of sequentially numbered apartments:

If the floor number is missing when numbering the floors in a sequence, apartment numbers are also divided into two pairs of ranges (within each range, the floors are numbered strictly sequentially).

Example 4

The apartments sharing the entrance are numbered sequentially, but there's only one apartment on one of the floors. For example, a five-storey building with 17 apartments sharing the entrance. There're 4 apartments on floors 1–4 and only apartment 17 occupying floor 5.

The apartment numbers are set using two pairs of ranges (for the only apartment on a floor, the same value is set in the start and end fields of the apartment and floor ranges):

Example 5

If a floor number contains a letter in addition to a number, it is set using a separate range. Letters are always capitalized (written in uppercase):

Example 6

If an apartment number contains both numbers and letters, it's set as a separate range that only contains an apartment with a letter if it complements the standard numbering:

Example 7

If an apartment number contains a letter in addition to a number, it's set by separating it by a comma from the rest of the range if this apartment's number interrupts the standard numbering.