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 of some type), 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:

The attribute panel looks the same for all categories of items:

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

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

Example of completed card:

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

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

HealthcareMedical facility
Hospital, clinic
Dentist office
Veterinary clinic
Optometry clinics
Education and scienceCollege, technical school
Kindergarten, day care
Grade school
Higher education
Continuing professional education
Research institution
Pawn shops
Currency exchange
Payment kiosk
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
Gifts and souvenirs
Online store, delivery point
StateState 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

Religious institutions
FoodFood services
Cafeteria, fast food
Bar, beer hall
Cafè, restaurant
Coffee shop, tea room
Transportation, freight servicesMotor clubs and organizations
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
SportsSports facility
Stadiums, sports complexes
Fitness centers, gyms
Ski hills, ski resorts
Horse racing, equestrian sports complexes
Speedways, race tracks
Culture and leisureCulture and entertainment
Hotel, hostel
Spa, wellness center
Children's camps
Zoo, dolphinarium
Concert hall, symphony hall
Museum, gallery, exhibition hall
Amusement park, rides
Recreational center
Water park
Cultural centers
Night club
Observation deck
Monument, sculpture
Yard and park infrastructurePlaygrounds
Sports field
Dog parks
Garbage sites
Bicycle rental
Bicycle parking
Business and servicesCommercial organizations, firms
Industrial building, plant
Lawyers, legal services
Beauty salon, barber
Dry cleaning, laundromats
Atelier, repair, home services
Photo, printing services
Cellular services
Travel agencies
Public transport tickets
Bath house, sauna
Funeral services
Real estate
Waste management
Non-profit business, organization
Business centers Item attributes

All “Location” items have the same set of attributes:

Furthermore, you don't have to enter the value for some or all attributes of certain types of items. For example, dog parks may not have addresses, emails, or websites. Organizations in the Yandex Business Directory and Category

The “Business in Yandex Business Directory” attribute is there to connect the organization on the map to its listing in the Business Directory.

When you fill in this field, a list of organizations opens (that are of the same type as the new item: if we add a “Shopping, book store, stationery” item, then the list will only suggest book stores). The suggestions are located within a radius of approximately 400 meters from the placemark you drew and are already registered in the Yandex Business Directory.

If the organization you need is in the list, select it to pull its information from the Yandex Business Directory.


After you link to an organization from the directory, make sure that the attribute values entered correspond to the Yandex Map Editor rules and, if necessary, edit incorrectly entered values or add missing attributes.

If the organization you are looking for is not in the list (which means it's not registered in the Yandex Business Directory), you can either leave that field blank or go to the Yandex Business Directory and add the organization to it. 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 example, if a clothing store also sells some shoes, select the “clothing store” category.

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. For example: Adidas Originals clothing and shoe store, category “5.19.12. Clothing store”.

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

Assign item names 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.


Also see point. — 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 Supermarket, caption name — Magnit, “also known as, historical” — АО Тандер.

  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 separates the components of a portmanteau using capital letters, then you can write its name on the map using that format.

    For example: ElektroSetServis, 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: Уральская горно-металлургическая компания.

  8. If the organization name was an acronym initially, but then started being used as a proper name later, then write it as a proper name (i.e. with an initial capital letter and then all lowercase).

    For example: Ikea, Spar, Obi.

You can not enter several names for the same item that belong to different organizations (see also point Instead, create a separate item (location) for each organization. Location in building

Enter information that specifies the organization's location within the building.

For example: “4th fl., office 404”. Condition

The attribute describes the current status of the organization/map item. Select a value from the list:

  • Open ─ for all open and operating organizations/places (entered by default)

  • Under construction — organizations/places that are being built

  • Under renovation — organizations/places that are in the process of being renovated

  • Seasonal — organizations/places that only operate during a particular season or for certain events

  • Closed — there are two situations when you should enter this value:

    • To indicate that an organization, store, or enterprise has stopped operating. This lets moderators and cartographers know that they should delete the item from the map.
    • To indicate that a place no longer operates but its infrastructure still exists and helps people navigate the area (for example, a closed cinema). Working hours

Don't enter working hours for places or organizations that are closed or under construction.

Enter the days of the week and times when the business or organization is open (if you don't know the store's hours, just enter the days when it's open).

If an organization is open every day from Monday through Friday, then it's better to enter  “weekdays”. If it's only open on weekends, then  enter “weekends”, and if it's open every day — “daily”.

For example: weekdays 9 am-8 pm (lunch 12 -1 pm), weekends 24-hours.

If you do enter the opening hours, you must enter them for every working day.

For example:

  • Correct:

    Weekdays 9:00-20:00 (lunch break 12:00-13:00)


    Sat-Sun around the clock.

  • Incorrect:

    Mon-Fri 10:00-8:00, Sun

    Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun: closed.

If an organization stays open “until the last customer leaves”, you can write 9:00-last customer for the format.
If an organization works at different hours for different clients (for example, a bank may have a schedule for servicing individuals that differs from that for legal entities), then enter the working hours for the various groups of customers one after the other (separated by a comma).
For example: individuals: weekdays 9:30-19:00, Sat 9:30-14:30; legal entities: Mon-Thu 9:30-17:30, Fri 9:30-16:30.

You should also indicate if an organization is open “around the clock” (don't write 0.00-24.00).

For example: weekdays 9:00-20:00 (break for lunch 12:00-13:00), around the clock on weekends, or around the clock every day. Website

You can enter website addresses with or without the “http://” part. For example: www.example.com.

You can enter the following in the “Site” field:

  • The address of the map item's official site (for a locality or organization)
  • Address of the unofficial map item site (if there is an official site, then enter the unofficial site after it)
  • Link to high-quality article about the item (for example, in Wikipedia)

You can not enter addresses that don't relate to the item itself in the “Site” field (for example, the address of the map item's author).

In the “Site” field, you can enter several addresses separated by commas. Website

You must enter the organization's email address in the “Email address” field.

You can not enter an email that doesn't relate to the item itself in the “Email address” field (for example, the email address of the map item's author). Telephone
Enter a map item's phone number using this format:


“А” – country code (1 - 3 digits)

“ВВВ” – city or zone code, including for cellular numbers (this may not always be a three-digit number)

“CCC-CC-CC” – phone number (the number of digits may vary)

Examples of correct number formats: +7 (495) 222-22-22, +7 (34111) 2-22-22.

If necessary, you can add an extension to the number. For example: +7 (495) 222-22-22 (ext. 001).

If necessary, you can also clarify who the number belongs to. For example: +7 (383) 123-45-66 (accounting).

You must enter the organization's phone number in the “Telephone” field.

You can not enter a number that doesn't relate to the item itself in the “Telephone” field (such as the author of the map item's number.