3.17. Fences

3.17.1. Rules for drawing fences

Follow these rules when drawing fences:

Draw the following:

  • Solid fences and borders around territories:


    • Uniform fences around security checkpoints and farmer co-ops:

    • External fences around zoo enclosures:

    • External fencing over areas used for animal husbandry:

  • Screens on motorways and along railroad tracks:

Don't draw the following on the map:

  • Physical divisions along state borders (see Section 3.1.4. Prohibited objects).

  • Decorative fences and gardens, including laws, flower beds, memorials, alleys, etc.

  • Dividers that separate sidewalks from greenery:

  • Dividers that separate sidewalks from roadways:

  • Traffic barriers (fences and guardrails that restrict access to the road):

  • Ground-level pipelines that restrict passage:

  • Retaining walls:

  • Fencing consisting of columns connected by chain links:

  • Fences around electric power structures (substations, distribution localities), utility buildings (boilers, heating localities) and gas facilities on the territories of courtyards:

  • Fences around items within courtyards, including sports fields, playgrounds, dog parks, and dumpsters:

  • Areas enclosed within fences if there are no buildings, roads, or other items between them and there is more than one such area:

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  • Fences/barriers around individual sections and blocks in districts with free-standing homes (i.e. buildings that have no more than two apartments and include private land):

  • Individual enclosures in zoos and fur farms:

  • Internal polygons of corrals with a defined barrier around the livestock area:

  • Walls representing structures, which should be drawn as buildings (for example, the walls of the Moscow Kremlin):

  • Railings:

  • Verandas, terraces:

Only draw the fence line where a physical barrier is present.

If there are breaks in the fence (the fence was designed that way, the gate was removed, etc.), then draw the fence with the breaks in it or show that it does not completely surround the territory:

When drawing fences with gates or lifting bars (gates), don't break the fence line:

When drawing fences with gates or lifting bars (gates) — entrances and exits on restricted territories should be connected to pedestrian paths or motorways so that you can mark the entrance/exit:

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If an entrance or exit to a restricted territory is not accessible to everyone, then you should place a Restricted entry road sign at the spot where the fence intersects with the road:

For more information, see Sections 3.3.4. Road signs and

In industrial quarters, fences are drawn based on their actual location and may form a complicated network:

When drawing a fence that runs alongside a building, you should "snap" the fence to the building (see point

When drawing a fence that stands alongside a building, the fence line should run alongside the corresponding part of the building outline.

Techniques for drawing and editing fences are similar to the techniques for drawing and editing all linear items on YME (see these sections):

Unlike other linear items:

Fences may form closed polygons (i.e. may contain themselves):

You can use Snap to other map items mode to draw fences.

This lets you “snap” the vertex of an item (the fence) to the polygon of a building or territory that was drawn earlier (if the fence runs alongside it):


The mode is turned on and off by clicking the buttonon the toolbar.