3.6.1. Rules for drawing places (organizations)

Places on the map are represented by more than thirty types of items (for more information, see Item type).

Follow these rules when drawing locations:

Make sure that any item you are mapping is not among those that are forbidden to display on the map.
Techniques for drawing and editing locations are similar to the techniques for drawing and editing all places on YME. See the following sections:

Placemarks for organizations should always be placed inside the building polygon with consideration of the following:

  • Their actual location: approximately in the center of the space occupied by the organization.

  • Presence of a separate entrance: if the organization has a separate entrance, you can place the point closer to it (not on the outline of the building polygon, but rather inside it).

  • Location of other organizations' placemarks and address points: avoid overlapping items and place the address point (if applicable) in the center of the footprint, even if the whole building belongs to one organization.

There should be one item (location) for each organization.

Don't set names of several organizations to the same item. Instead, create a standalone item (place) for each organization.

If an organization performs a single service (for example, home appliances repair) and is located in the same room, but it has multiple sites and names that differ only by the manufacturers of the serviced equipment (for example, Repair of household appliances and Repair of household appliances Birusa), such an organization is drawn one object, with the official name indicating General information about the organization's activities.

For example, a service center for home appliances that offers to repair the products of Electrolux and Birusa is created as one organization with the official name. Service center for home appliances repair and with two type names “Synonym, historical”: Electrolux service center and Birusa service center.

Draw existing (functioning) organizations. Only draw closed organizations in cases where they help navigate the area.

For organizations of these types:

  • Church
  • Cathedral
  • Mosque
  • Synagogue
  • Pagoda
  • Overlook
Organizations located on the territories of abandoned settlements. The type of organization doesn't change even after it is closed for business. For other organizations, the type changes to “attraction”, while the status is left as “open”.

If it's already public knowledge that a particular item in the “Location” category will be built, then you can draw this item when it is under construction, but you can only enter the name if you have an official document attesting to the building's name.

If a closed organization completely occupied a building that is not currently in use, the building should be assigned the value Abandoned under the Condition attribute (see Cl. 4.2.2. Condition).

You can draw temporary “Locations” (dolphinariums, circuses, etc.) on the map if they will operate in that location for at least two months.

Draw monuments at the entrances to cities, city districts, regions, etc. as monument, sculpture type items.

It is forbidden to draw information boards, road signs, and other signage that relate to road laws and are used to regulate traffic as items of the Monument, sculpture type.

If an organization moved to a new address, then you should create a new map item of the “Locations” category.

You should not move the old item to the new address; leave a deletion request for it.
If an organization (“Location” item) only lets in staff and guests (factory workers, hospital patients, and others) within its closed territory, you may draw the following “Location” type items in the area of the main organization:
  • Items accessible to everyone whether they're a staff member or a guest.
  • “Location” type child objects that serve the same function as their parent organization (for example: hospital buildings, university departments, company departments) as well as utility structures (infrastructure related to engineering, manufacturing, or transportation).
  • Tourist attractions and monuments.
If the main organization within the territory belongs to Religion, Sports, or Culture and recreation categories, then you can draw all items of the “Locations” type within the territory provided they are accessible to everyone visiting the main organization. For example, restaurants and sports fields located on the premises of a hotel and medical centers in ski resorts.

You can only create items of the Culture and recreation → Attractions type if those are event memorials located in the most well-known places (and only if there is no memorial or plaque dedicated to that event listed under the Monument, sculpture type):

  • Historical events that happened more than 40 years ago (for example, the Place where Yuri Gagarin landed).

  • Significant natural or man-made events and disasters (for example: Tunguska blast site, Titanic wreck site).

  • Battles (for example, the Location of the Battle at Kulikovo).

  • The location where prominent people were executed or died (for example, the Location of Lermontov's Duel).


One of the criteria of fame might be if the number of relevant queries exceeds 100 based on https://wordstat.yandex.ru data.

Places that figure in the lives of cultural or historical figures and are marked with monuments, memorial signs or plaques should be drawn as Culture and recreation → Monument, sculpture items.
After a building receives an indoor map, all items of the Location type except for the primary organization should be deleted from the building by “Yandex employees”.