3.6.2. Rules for adding attributes to locations (organizations)

In the upper part of the menu, there is a field where you can quickly search for item types.

Start entering the name of an item and you will see suggestions of item categories and types whose names contain the fragment you entered:

When you create a “Location” item (usually an organization), the category selection menu opens:

  • Healthcare

  • Education and science

  • Finance

  • Shopping

  • State

  • Religion

  • Food

  • Auto

  • Sports

  • Culture and leisure

  • Courtyard infrastructure

  • Business and services

Select the appropriate category from the menu. Then the attribute panel for the map item opens:

Note.

Click Change category to change the category of the item you are adding or editing as needed:

Attribution panels include:

  • YME data block (for all item types): placement, type, name.
  • YBD data block (for organizations): status, working hours, website, email, phone number. Varies depending on item type.

When you create a new item, you should specify its location and fill in the fields of the YME block.

When you fill in Yandex Business Directory fields, the suggested edits are reviewed by the Yandex Business Directory moderation team. You can see an edit's review status in the edits list (see section 2.10.10. Notifying authors).

Techniques for adding attributes to “Locations” are similar to the techniques for adding attributes to all items on YME.

Example of a filled-in card (partial display):

Rules for adding attributes to “Locations” are given below:

3.6.2.1. The Yandex Map Editor block

3.6.2.1.1. Item type

Select the item type from the list in the attribute panel. Options for item types:

Category Type
Healthcare Medical facility
Hospital, clinic
Pharmacy
Dentist office
Veterinary clinic
Optometry clinics
Education and science College, technical school
Kindergarten, day care
Grade school
Higher education
Continuing professional education
Libraries
Research institution
Finance Bank
Pawn shops
ATMs
Currency exchange
Payment kiosk
Insurance
Audit, Finance
Shopping Store
Shopping centers, flea markets
Self-service terminals, information centers
Farmer's markets
Wholesale shopping
Construction market, building materials
Grocery stores
Flowers, gardening
Book stores, school supplies
Antiques, art

Construction, household goods

Appliances, electronics
Sports, tourism
Cosmetics, perfumes
Furniture, interior
Clothing, shoes, accessories
Fabrics, craft supplies
Products and services for pets
Children's goods
Jewelry
Gifts and souvenirs
Online store, delivery point
State State institution
government authorities and administrative facilities
Court, prosecutor's office
Law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies
Fire, rescue service
civil registration office
Passport service
Public services, communal housing payment center
Pension and social security
Tax inspection
Military enlistment office, army
Correctional institution
Housing and utilities services
Mail, communication services
Embassies, consulates, visa centers
Religion Churches
Mosques
Synagogue
Pagodas
Religious institutions
Food Food services
Cafeteria, fast food
Bar, beer hall
Cafè, restaurant
Coffee shop, tea room
Auto Transportation, freight services
Filling Station
Traffic police post
Car dealerships, showrooms
Auto parts, car accessories
Car servicing, auto mechanic center
Tire repair
Car wash
Garage co-ops
Driver's school
Impound lots
Driving area
Technical inspection points
Sports Sports facility
Stadiums, sports complexes
Fitness centers, gyms
Pools
Ski hills, ski resorts
Horse racetracks and horse-racing sports facilities
Speedways, race tracks
Culture and leisure Culture and entertainment
Hotel, hostel
Beach
Spa, wellness center
Children's camps
Zoo, dolphinarium
Theater
Concert hall, symphony hall
Circuses
Cinemas
Museum, gallery, exhibition hall
Amusement park, rides
Recreational center
Water park
Cultural centers
Night club
Observation deck
Monument, sculpture
Attraction
Yard and park infrastructure Playgrounds
Sports field
Dog parks
Garbage sites
Bicycle rental
Bicycle parking
Business and services Commercial organizations, firms
Industrial building, plant
Notary
Lawyers, legal services
Beauty salon, barber
Dry cleaning, laundromats
Tailor, repair services, personal services
Photo, printing services
Cellular services
Travel agencies
Public transport tickets
Bath house, sauna
Funeral services
Real estate
Waste management
Restrooms
Non-profit business, organization
Business centers

3.6.2.1.2. Organizations in the Yandex Business Directory

The Organization's entry in the Yandex Business Directory attribute is needed to link the organization's point on the map

with the organization's entry in the Yandex Business Directory.

When you fill out the field, the organization list appears. The list shows all the organizations 400 meters away from the created point that have the same type and a Yandex Business Directory entry:

If the organization you're looking for is not in the list, enter its name in the Name field (see below for more information).

3.6.2.1.3. Business category

The Category attribute lets you provide a more detailed description of what business an organization is involved in. This connects the organization's line of business with the category in Yandex Business Directory.

To enter a category, click on the Category field and select the appropriate value from the drop-down list.

You must indicate the organization's category.

If the organization's line of business fits into several categories, select the one that matches their main business. For instance, if a clothing store also sells some shoes on the side, their main category should still be “clothing store”.

If you can't determine what an organization's main line of business is, try getting as close as possible and entering one of two suitable categories.

See the Location and organization classification scheme appendix for more information about categories.

3.6.2.1.4. Name

3.6.2.1.4.1 Rules for choosing names

Items are named in accordance with the general rules (see 3.1.3. Map item naming rules).

When naming organizations, preference is given to brand names (as well as names on signage or those that refer to the organization's specialization (for example, Construction materials).

Only use the organization's registered name if you can not locate the name sources listed above.

Note.

Also see point. 3.6.1.5 — drawing and naming items under construction.

Follow these rules when naming organizations:
  1. If a the registered name and brand name are both known, then enter the brand name as the official name and enter the registered name in the “also known as, historical” field.

    For example: official name — Magnit, caption name — Magnit, “also known as, historical”Tander AO.

  2. If you only know the registered name and there is no brand name or name on the organization's signage, then enter the registered name as the official name and indicate what type of legal entity it is. For the caption, enter the registered name without indicating the type of legal entity.

    For example: official name Teplo, LLC, name for caption Teplo.

  3. If a the organization's legal entity is sole proprietor, then enter the organization's specialization for the official name and the registered name for the “also known as, historical” field.

    For example: official name — Khoztovar, “also known as, historical”A.A. Ivanov, sole proprietor.

  4. If you only know the registered name and specialization of the organization, then enter the specialization as the official name and the registered name for the “also known as, historical” field.

    For example: official name — Stroimaterialy, “also known as, historical”Stroidom, LLC.

  5. If an organization doesn't have a proper name or a specific business category and is only identified by its specialization, then enter the specialization for the official name. For example: Shoe repair, locksmith, zipper repair.

    If an organization has several specializations that can't all fit into the official name field (for example, if the list includes three or more types of services), then use a general term to describe them all. For example: Repair shop.

    If the organization's signage highlights one particular service, then enter that service as the official name. For example:

  6. Names of items can't be written in all capital letters, even if they are written this way in their articles of incorporation.

    For example, you should enter the company VOLNA as Volna.

    If an organization uses capital letters in the middle of its name, you can write it that way on the map provided the name doesn't have two or more capital letters in a row.

    For example: KulinAriya, StroiMashServis, Krasnoe&Beloe.

  7. The spelling of words in organizations' proper names should conform with norms of the language you are using.

    For example, in English the names of organizations are spelled with every word uppercase.

    This contrasts with Russian names, which are written with only the first word capitalized.

    For example: Burger King, Shaggy Dog, Central Mall.

  8. You can write a company's name in lowercase on the map if it's part of the brand.

    For example: oodji, iPhone.

  9. Restrooms should have the Toilet caption. Don't specify women's, men's, or any other type.
3.6.2.1.4.2. Name formatting

Rules and examples of entering names:

  • Official name — required for all items (except for items belonging to the “Yard and park infrastructure” type). Here is what should be specified:
    • — Only the item's proper name can determine the category of an item or a place (as long the name doesn't include the category and the category doesn't make specific elaborations like “indian cuisine restaurant”).

      For such cases, it's preferred you enter the “Also known as, historical” name variation, which is defined in the [the item's type + proper name] format.

      See examples 1, 4, and 12.

    • Only the item's proper name if the item has a number or ID in addition to its proper name (applies to items of the following types: Food, Auto, Trade, Finance, Yard and park infrastructure, Sports, as well as the Drug store and Optician subtypes). In this case, you can specify the item's name, number, and type as a name of the “Also known as, historical” type.

      See example 2.

    • The item's proper name and item type in cases when the item's proper name grammatically overlaps with the item type.

      See example 3.

    • The item's proper name, number (or ID), and item type if the item has a number or ID in addition to its proper name (applies to items of the following types: Education and research, Government, Religion, Culture and recreation, Businesses and services, Healthcare, but doesn't include the Drug store and Optician subtypes).

      See examples 25 and 26.

    • If an item doesn't have a proper name, only the “item type” is specified (except for items belonging to the Yard and park infrastructure type).

      See examples in Item and organization names (standard names of map items that have no proper names, depending on the category).

    • If an object belongs to the “Yard and park infrastructure” type and doesn't have a name, only specify its official name if it elaborates on the item's function. For example, Volleyball court, Basketball court. Don't set an official name for such an item if it doesn't elaborate on its function. For example, the official name can't be Sports ground, Playground, Dumpsters.
    • If some of the data pertaining to a “Finance” organization's item type (such as department, branch, numbered or unnumbered operational cash registers, etc.) doesn't fit its category, it can be clarified in the organization's official name. The item's proper name always comes before its official name. The clarifications are written last, separated by a comma.

      See examples 7, 8, 9.

    • If a bank has both a full name and an abbreviation/portmanteau, the official name uses the full version, while the caption uses the shortened version.

      See examples 10 and 11.

    • Attractions of architectural value can display their year(s) of construction. If a century is specified in the attraction's name, it can be substituted with the years of construction.

      Any additional information specified for items with proper names should come after a comma. Years and centuries use arabic numbers. If there are more than two construction dates, please only specify the two oldest ones.

      See examples 28 and 29.

  • For caption on map — must be specified if it's different from the official name. If the names are the same, specifying it is not mandatory, but still preferrable.

    The name should contain:

    • Only the item's proper name in cases when the item's proper name doesn't grammatically overlap with the item type.

      See examples 1, 2, 7, 8, 9.

    • Only the item's proper name if the item has a number or ID in addition to its proper name (applies to items of the following types: Food, Auto, Trade, Finance, Yard and park infrastructure, Sports, as well as the Drug store and Optician subtypes).

      See example 2.

    • The item's proper name and item type in cases when the item's proper name grammatically overlaps with the item type.

      See example 3.

    • The item's proper name, number (or ID), and item type if the item has a number or ID in addition to its proper name (applies to items of the following types: Education and research, Government, Religion, Culture and recreation, Businesses and services, Healthcare, but doesn't include the Drug store and Optician subtypes).

      See examples 25 and 26.

    • Type and number (ID) if the item only has a type and ID.

      See example 27.

    • — Only the item type for cases when the item doesn't have a proper name and the item type doesn't match the category. It doesn't need the For caption on map name if the item type matches the category.

      See examples 5 and 6.

    • If a bank has both a full name and an abbreviation/portmanteau, the caption uses the shortened version.

      See examples 10 and 11.

    • If a government, educational or medical facility does not have its own name or number, the name for the signature on the map is recorded as belonging to the locality (urban or rural).

      See examples 13, 14, 15.

    • If in one territory an organization that is divided into several subsidiaries (for example, a University and its buildings/departments/dorms, a factory and its departments/buildings, a hospital and its departments/buildings, and so on), the names of the subsidiaries are written as:

      • official: name of the parent organization, name of the child organization;

      • for signature: the name of the child organization.

      See examples 16, 17, 18.

      If the subsidiary is located on different territories, the name of the parent organization is saved in the name for the signature.

      See example 19.

    • If a large parent company has independent branches with their own names (e.g. city-level universities that are branches of a federal university, or local hospitals subordinate to a regional hospital), then the names of those branches should be specified in the following manner:

      • Official name: name of the parent organization, name of the subordinate organization
      • For caption on map: name of the subordinate organization.

      See example 20.

    • If several organizations share the same name, territory, and subcategory (e.g. Factories and industrial enterprises), please include their abbreviated item type in the official name.

      See examples 21, 22, 23, 24.

    • If the years/centuries of construction are specified in the proper name for an attraction of architectural value, the attraction's caption name should be written as follows:
      • If the item has a proper name, then it should be the same as a caption name.
      • If the item doesn't have a proper name, then the caption name should be shortened and include the item's construction period taken from the proper name.
      See examples 28 and 29.
Examples:

Number

of example
Category name: Actual name of the organization: Official name: Name for caption on map: The “Also known as, historical” type name:
1 Piponi Pizza Piponi Piponi Piponi Pizza
2 Pizzeria No. 4 Salayamka Salyamka Salyamka Pizzeria No. 4 Salayamka
3 Gordon Ramsay's grill bar Gordon Ramsay's grill bar Gordon Ramsay's grill bar not attributed
4 Zugzwang Pub Zugzwang Pub Zugzwang not attributed
5 Pastry joint Pastry joint Pastry joint not attributed
6 Cafès Cafès not attributed not attributed
7 Sovcombank, operational cash office 1609 Sovcombank
8 Sovcombank, branch Sovcombank
9 Tempbank, Gagarinsky additional office Tempbank
10 Credit Ural Bank CUB
11 Moskovskiy Oblastnoy Bank Mosbolbank
12 Liquor stores Krasnoe&Beloe Alcohol store Red&White Red&White Krasnoe&Beloe Alcohol store
13

MOU Petrovskaya Srednyaya obshheobrazovatelnaya SHKOLA

Peter school
14 Luzhsky district house of culture Luzhsky RDC
15 Dyatlovskaya Central district hospital Dyatlovskaya CRH
16

PAO Rostselmash welding and paint building No. 1 Welding and paint building No. 1
17 Moscow state University, building № 3 building number (korpus) № 3
18 CRB No. 3, infectious diseases unit Infectious branch
19 OAO Tagmet, welding and paint building No. 1 Tagmet, welding and paint building No. 1
20 Rostov State University of Economics, Anton Chekhov Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute Taganrog Institute of Chekhov
21 Gorky-Moskovsky Railway depot No. 7 Gorky-Moskovsky RD-7
22 Gorky-Moskovsky passenger railway depot No. 4 Gorky Moskovsky PRD-4
23

Gazprom sports center

Gazprom SC
24 Gazprom stadium Gazprom stadium
25 Chekhov Gymnasium Chekhov Chekhov
26 Kindergarten #5 Travushka Kindergarten #5 Travushka
27 School #50 School #50
28 Safyanschikov Revenue House end of the 17th century, end of the 18th century, 1892, circa 1903 Safyanschikov Revenue House, end of the 17th century — end of the 18th century Safyanschikov Revenue House
29 Manor end of the 19th century, circa 1902 Manor end of the 19th century, circa 1902 Manor end of the 19th century, circa 1902

3.6.2.2. The Yandex Business Directory block

After saving the item on Yandex Map Editor, you can start editing its Yandex Business Directory attributes.

To edit an organization's attributes, do the following:
  1. Highlight the item on the map to open its extended attribute panel with the Yandex Business Directory data block:

  2. Click the Edit button in the YBD data block. The Yandex Business Directory data block will then open:

  3. Use the fields in the Yandex Business Directory data panel to set the values for an organization's attributes:
    Status
    Current state of the organization. Choose one of the values from the list:
    • Open — the organization is currently operational, set by default

    • Temporarily closed — the organization or one of its buildings is under construction or renovation
    • Permanently closed — the organization's closed or changed its location, the building's been demolished, and so on.
    • relocated — not used in the Yandex Map Editor
    • Possibly closed — not used in the Yandex Map Editor
    Organization schedule
    Click the checkbox on the right side of the field to open the work schedule editor. Here you can select or deselect days during which an organization operates (the corresponding entry in the field will be formed automatically):

    Working hours

    Displays an organization's opening and closing hours. The time should be set in the HH:MM format.

    If an organization works 24 hours a day, check the Around the clock box.

    If an organization's schedule differs from day to day, each day's separate schedule has to be set manually:

    Click the Add idle period line to open two extra fields. Here you can set the start and end of an organization's idle hours, if applicable. Use the HH:MM format.

    Website

    An organization's website address. Click Add to specify any subsequent values.

    Telephone

    Lists the item's phone number. Click Add to specify any subsequent values.

    Accessible by wheelchair

    You should only set the parameters for the Accessible by wheelchair group for organizations of the following types:

    Categories
    Bus station
    Administrations
    Water park
    Clinics, health centers, medical centers
    Anti cafes
    Pharmacy
    Airport
    Bank
    ATMs
    Bars, pubs
    Pools
    Libraries
    Hospitals for adults
    Bakeries, bread stores
    Fast food
    Institutions of higher education
    Exhibition center
    Gynecology clinic
    Mega stores
    State traffic police
    Military hospitals
    Hotels
    Dolphinariums, aquariums
    Children's hospitals
    Children's clinics
    Day care facilities
    Diagnostic centers
    Preventative medicine clinic
    Cultural centers
    Railway station
    Railway terminal
    Women's health consultations
    Civil registry offices
    Zoos
    Luggage storage
    Cafès
    Cinemas
    Clubs for children and youth.
    Book stores
    Community colleges
    Conservatories
    Concert halls
    Coffee shops
    Cultural centers
    Grocery stores
    Medical centers, clinics
    Driver and vehicle licensing divisions
    Museums
    Multi-function centers
    Tax inspection
    Substance-abuse treatment clinics
    Nail studios
    Night clubs
    Dormitories
    Public organizations
    Health spas
    Police departments
    Hair salons
    Passport and immigration services
    Social security
    Pizzerias
    Planetariums
    Clinics for adults
    Embassies
    Post offices
    Psychiatric clinic
    Pickup points
    Recreational center
    Medical rehabilitation
    Restaurants
    Maternity hospitals
    Beauty salons
    Optical stores
    Spa facilities
    Specialized hospitals
    Sports bars
    Sports and recreation centers
    Stadiums
    Cafeterias
    Dental practices
    Supermarkets
    Sushi bars
    Theater
    Products for the disabled
    Shopping centers
    Emergency medicine facilities
    Tourist information centers
    Department stores
    Urological centers
    Symphony hall
    Hostels
    Art galleries
    Employment centers
    Family planning center
    Career center
    Child development centers
    Circuses
    Ministries, departments, public service organizations
    Bakeries

    Attribute values are picked from the following lists:

    Building entrance
    • Entrance partially accessible — used for organizations with at least one entrance accessible by people in wheelchairs or people that need assistance (the entrance should be at ground level or have a ramp or a lift).
    • Entrance inaccessible — used for organizations with no entrances accessible by people in wheelchairs or people that need assistance (such entrances should be at ground level or have a ramp or a lift).
    • No information — no accurate data about the entrance's layout.
    Automatic door
    • Automatic door — used for organizations with at least one entrance that has an automatic door or door that's always open during the organization's work hours.
    • No automatic door — used for organizations that have no entrances with an automatic door or a door that's always open during the organization's work hours.
    • No information — no accurate data about the entrance's layout.
    Accessible restroom
    • Accessible restroom — the organization or its territory includes a restroom that accommodates the disabled.
    • No accessible restroom — the organization or its territory includes a restroom that accommodates the disabled.
    • No information — no accurate data about the organization's restrooms.
    Handicapped parking space
    • Handicapped parking space — the organization or its territory includes accessible parking spaces that accommodate disabled people.
    • No handicapped parking space — the organization or its territory doesn't include any accessible parking spaces that accommodate disabled people.
    • No information — no accurate data about the organization's parking spaces.
  4. Click Send suggestion. All added or edited information will be sent to the Yandex Business Directory.

    The suggested changes will then be examined by the Yandex Business Directory moderation team. You can see the edits' examination status in the edits list (see section 2.10.10. Notifying authors).

    The organization's card will still be displaying outdated information until the moderation process is completed. After the suggested information goes through the moderation process, the organization's card will be updated and the new information will finally appear on Yandex.Maps.