3.4.3. Building entrances: drawing and attribution rules Items related to the Building entrance category Entrances to residential buildings
  1. Draw those entrances to a residential building that follow a consecutive numbering scheme.

    Don't draw entrances that don't fit into the numbering scheme (such as service or emergency entrances).


    If there are two or more ways to enter one entrance, then only draw one point where the “main” entrance is located. Usually that's the entrance that leads to the elevators (if there are any), which is also monitored by a guard or a concierge (if applicable).

    If there are two entryways within one main entrance area and you can't determine which is the main one (because they have the same function, both lead to the same area, etc.), then draw both of them on the map (using two placemarks).

  2. Draw those entrances to small houses and cottages that lead to several apartments.

    Don't draw entrances that lead to individual apartments. Named (numbered) entrances to commercial, industrial, and public buildings

Draw all named or numbered entrances to a building. Unnamed (unnumbered) inputs

Entrances without names or numbers (staff entrances and back entrances, emergency exits, organization entrances) should not be drawn on the map. There are exceptions, which include (there could be several at a time):

  1. Buildings housing several different organizations or items, such as:
    • Shopping and/or recreation centers
    • Markets
    • Business centers and office buildings (including leased buildings 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).

Do not draw entrances leading to non-primary organizations.

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

  • 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 sections:

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: 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. Rules for adding attributes to building entrances

Names are the only attribute available to building entrances. Rules for entering names:

  • 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: