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:


Rules for adding attributes to places (organizations) may differ between categories. See section 3.6.3. Rules for adding attributes to Food and Finance items.

Attribute panels for items of all categories (except for those listed in 3.6.3). Rules for adding attributes to Food and Finance) items are the same:

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 a filled-in card (partial display):

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:

Category Type
Healthcare Medical facility
Hospital, clinic
Dentist office
Veterinary clinic
Optometry clinics
Education and science College, technical school
Kindergarten, day care
Grade school
Higher education
Continuing professional education
Research institution
Finance Bank
Pawn shops
Currency exchange
Payment kiosk
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
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*)
Places of worship *)
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 centers *)
Fitness centers, gyms
Ski hills, ski resorts
Horse racetracks and horse-racing sports facilities *)
Speedways, race tracks
Culture and leisure Culture and entertainment
Hotel, hostel
Beaches *)
Spa, wellness center
Children's camps
Zoos and dolphinariums *)
Theaters *)
Concert halls and orchestra halls *)
Circuses *)
Museums, galleries, and exhibition halls *)
Amusement parks and amusement rides *)
Recreational center
Water park
Cultural centers
Night club
Observation decks *)
Monuments and sculptures *)
Attractions *)
Yard and park infrastructure Playgrounds *)
Sports fields *)
Dog parks *)
Garbage sites *)
Bicycle rental
Bicycle parkings *)
Business and services Commercial organizations, firms
Industrial building, plant
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
Non-profit business, organization
Business centers

* ) Item types marked with *) must be included in the official item name. For unmarked items, this is not mandatory, but still preferrable. See also section 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. 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 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. 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

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.


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: Burger King, Shaggy Dog.

  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.

  9. 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). For example:
    Official name Name for caption on map
    MOU Petrovskaya Srednyaya obshheobrazovatelnaya SHKOLA Peter school
    Luzhsky district house of culture Luzhsky RDC
    Dyatlovskaya Central district hospital Dyatlovskaya CRH
  10. 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.

    For example:

    Official name Name for caption on map
    PAO Rostselmash welding and paint building No. 1 Welding and paint building No. 1
    Moscow state University, building № 3 building number (korpus) № 3
    CRB No. 3, infectious diseases unit Infectious branch

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

    Official name Name for caption on map
    OAO Tagmet, welding and paint building No. 1 Tagmet, welding and paint building No. 1

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.
If a place of interest has different names on an area and in the official registers, then as a type of name “official” a valid object name is set, but an incorrect name is set as a type name “synonym”. If authentic, both the name of the object, you must create two objects of the category “Places” with different type names “official”.

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.

For example:

Official name Name for caption on map
Example 1
Gorky-Moskovsky Railway depot No. 7 Gorky-Moskovsky RD-7
Gorky-Moskovsky passenger railway depot No. 4 Gorky Moskovsky PRD-4
Example 2
Gazprom sports center Gazprom SC
Gazprom stadium (left empty as it's the same as the official name) 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)


    Weekends, 24 hours.

  • 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 customers (for example, a bank may have a schedule for servicing individuals that differs from that for businesses), 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; businesses: 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. Email

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). Phone
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.