3.8.2. Parking. Rules for drawing and adding attributes. Rules for drawing parking spots

When drawing parking:

Draw “Parking” items using placemarks (although some parking lots should be drawn as “Territory” items — see point Parking items include the following:

Underground and roof parking. Put the placemark at the entrances/exits to the parking lot. If the entrance is a separate structure, it is drawn as a building of the appropriate type (see Section 3.4. Buildings).

If the entrance to an underground parking lot is located at a certain distance from its actual location, the placemark is drawn at the beginning of the entrance.

In the picture, the actual entrance to the underground parking lot is on the other side of the hill, which is marked with a red arrow:

If the parking lot is located on the roof of a building in the “Structure, building” category, and you can draw the road leading to the roof (see section, then the parking lot is not assigned the “indoor” attribute and can be drawn as a polygonal item if it has a designated area.

If the rules prohibit drawing the entrance to the parking lot, use a parking placemark with the “interior” attribute without drawing a polygonal item.

Don't draw the territories of underground parking and roads on them.

Put a placemark at the entrance to parking in buildings (including multi-level in special buildings) and also public parking that occupies part of a building. The building polygon is drawn in accordance with the rules for mapping buildings (see Section 3.4. Buildings).

If the entrance to a parking lot inside a building is located at a certain distance from its actual location, the placemark is drawn at the beginning of the entrance.

To learn more about drawing roads in parking areas, see section

Draw expanded sections of roadways (parking pockets) and places located along driveways that are designated for parking and marked using road markings or road signs as parking spots on Class 8 roads except when they are official taxi stands. Draw parking lots along roads of class 7 and higher where more than one car can be parked in a row as parking placemarks.

Regardless of road markings, draw parking pockets in front of building entrances as parking lots if cars parked on them don't block access to building entrances, garbage collection points, or other yard infrastructure items:

Note. Map unpaved parking lots if the area is clearly designated for parking cars and the entrance to it is restricted by a boom gate, chain, fence, or otherwise.

Territories that are specially designated for parking and are not roadways are designated with placemarks. Usually these are designated lots on the territories of organizations, malls, office centers, residential courtyards or between residential buildings and have entrances/exits.

  • Put the placemark at the approximate center of the parking lot if there are several entrances.

  • Put it at the entrance to the parking lot if there is only one entrance.

Draw a Territory polygon of the “Parking” type around the parking area and indicate the parking placemark as the main organization for this territory.

(see Section 3.7.2. Rules for adding attributes to territories:, paragraphs,

The following items are drawn as polygons:
  • Parking lots accessible via dead ends intended solely for traffic within the parking lot:

  • “Pockets” for perpendicular parking on both sides of through-block driveways (drawn as one polygonal item).

  • “Pockets” for perpendicular parking with two or more rows located on one or both sides of the road.
  • dead-end extensions of through-block driveways (not to be confused with parking “pockets”):

Examples of parking lots that are not drawn as polygons:

Note. Always link the polygonal parking of the “Territory” category to a parking placemark.

For more information on drawing polygonal items, see Section 3.7.1. Rules for drawing territories.

The techniques for drawing and editing parking lots are similar to the techniques for drawing and editing all places on Yandex Map Editor. See Section 2.5. Places. Rules for adding attributes to parking

The attribute panel for a parking lot looks like this:

Rules for adding attributes to parking lots: Pay

Check the box if the parking lot is paid.

Map parking lots that are part of the city's paid parking network as items of the linear parking type, except for those located along Class 8 roads that should be mapped using a polygon with a point according to the rules:

Don't map parking spots without polygons that have the payment feature enabled. Draw them as linear parking lots. Resident

Check the box if the parking is for residents.

Resident parking lots include lots where entrance requires a permit or is restricted with a physical barrier or a sign. This also includes handicapped parking lots and parking lots for vehicles other than passenger cars (trucks, motorcycles, and so on).
For example: fenced-in parking of various organizations, underground and ground-level parking at residential homes where entrance has a barrier or lifting gate.
Parking lots are only considered resident if most of their parking spaces are restricted to residents.
Note. Separate handicapped parking spaces in public or restricted parking areas are not drawn as places. You can only draw them in “Indoor maps” and “Parallel parking” layers provided they meet the drawing rules.

For resident parking, “don't check” the paid box. In building

Check this box if the “Parking” item represents the entrance to an underground parking lot or parking that partially or completely occupies the building. The number of places

Enter the number of parking spots. Linear parking: rules for drawing and adding attributes

Draw lines of parking spots as simple linear items.

Only draw lines of parking spots that are located within localities.

In localities, only draw parking lots along roads of classes 1-7 when there are road signs directly forbidding/permitting/restricting parking or if there are dedicated parking spaces where single-row parking is permitted.

In cities, you can draw parking spot lines in more detail along paved class 1-7 roads if you follow the signs and markings (or refer to the traffic laws if there aren't any signs).

You can also draw parking lots along class-8 roads if they are part of an urban paid parking network or official taxi stands. In this case, don't duplicate the parking lots as places and area items (unless that is required by the general drawing rules, for example, if cars can't be parked in multiple rows, and so on).

The Parking attribute value (free/paid/restricted/allowed/taxi stand) depends on the availability of parking space for cars/taxis: if parking is prohibited for trucks but allowed for cars, the attribute value is “allowed”.

When drawing lines of parking spots, you must make sure that their shape corresponds to that of the road network on the map (since the satellite image may be outdated).

If there are different types of parking in the same general area, draw them separately (blue arrows):

On class 1-7 roads, draw all types of linear parking lots, including parking pockets, along the edge of the corresponding markings, except for prohibited parking lots. Draw those along the edge of the roadway.

Lines of parking should not intersect with roads of class 1-8 except when the road section and the line of parking spots are located at different levels.

For example:

You can only allow linear parking to intersect with a building if the road that you are drawing the parking along runs through an arch.

For example:

If a line of parking spots is interrupted by an exit from a residential complex or other area perpendicular to the line, it is drawn with a gap that matches the actual borders on the exit.

Don't draw a line of parking spots if there is no corresponding sign:

  • In tunnels

  • Along roads of class 7 where traffic is restricted, including roads that are under construction, class-7 pedestrian paths, and roads located on closed territories. For example, on the closed territory of Nikolsky Ln.:

  • Don't draw parking in area where it is forbidden (such as between sections of a road drawn using two lines where the roadways are divided by a barrier, lawn, tram rails etc., or along exit ramps or u-turn areas.

You can usually determine the value of the Time limit attribute for parallel parking based on road signs or markings (or refer to the traffic laws if there aren't any signs):

  • Free parking — if signs indicate that parking is free.

    If you are allowed to park for free more than 40% of the time from 8:00 to 20:00 during the month and the rest of the time parking is prohibited, then indicate that parking is free. Otherwise, mark that parking is forbidden.

  • Paid parking — if there is a paid parking sign, even if there are times when parking there is free (during certain days of the year, not all hours of the day, etc.).

    Note. In certain regions, a parking sign by default means that parking is paid (for example, in Tbilisi).

    Indicate that parking is paid if there are signs that indicate that you must pay to park at certain times (during even or odd days of the month, etc.) and at other times parking is forbidden.

  • Restricted parking ─

    • If a marking or sign reserves parking for certain categories of individuals (such as the handicapped)

    • If parking is intended for vehicles of a certain type (such as electric cars).

    • If parking along a street is for residents and only employees of neighboring organizations can park their cars there.

    • Parking for customers of restaurants, hotels, etc.

  • Forbidden parking — if parking or standing is forbidden.


    The parking lot is attributed as Forbidden even if its sign doesn't apply to all groups of people, taxis excepted, and doesn't have an extra description (for example, the “No parking” sign doesn't apply to the disabled).

  • Taxi stands

    • If there's a “Taxi stand” sign.

    • If there's a “Taxi stand” sign with yellow zigzag markings (in this case, draw the parking along the entire length of the markings).

    • If there's a road sign prohibiting parking, with an extra description “Except taxi”:

In cities, you can draw lines of parking spots in more detail along roads of class 1-7 if you follow the signs and markings (or refer to the traffic laws if there aren't any signs).

If parking availability is changed temporarily (during the winter or road construction), edit parking attributes only if new road signs are installed or in accordance with the traffic regulations.

The news sources that mention temporary changes in the parking rules can't be the basis for making such edits.

If a country's traffic code prohibits parking cars within a certain distance of public transport stops, measure the radius from the boundaries of the transport stop pavilion in the absence of road markings and signs that determine the stop's boundaries.

Attention. Don't use editing tools to create new items by dragging existing ones to the appropriate location and changing their size or attributes when you edit lines of parking.