4.1.3. Rules for adding attributes to whole roads and individual sections of them

4.1.3.1. Road classes

General rules for assigning roads to this class can be found under point 3.3.2.1. Class.

4.1.3.1.1. District roads (class 5)

General rules for assigning roads to a class can be found under point 3.3.2.1.5.

For Russia and other former Soviet countries, this chart provides more information:

Type of territory Class 5 roads

Densely populated territories with an abundance of major (more than 3000 residents) and large (1000-3000 residents) localities.

Paved road leading to the following:

  1. More than two major or large localities (more than 10 km in length)
  2. One major locality (more than 5 km in length)
  3. Five or more medium or small localities (extending more than 15 km)

Densely populated territories with an abundance of medium-sized (100 - 1000 inhabitants) and small (less than 100 residents) localities.

Street leading to:

  1. Not less than 2-4 medium-sized rural localities (that are paved and extend more than 10 km)

  2. For major localities (with paved roads extending at least 5 km)

  3. Five or more small localities (paved and extending than 15 km)

Territories with a medium-sized population and an abundance of medium-sized (100-1000 inhabitants) and small (less than 100 residents) localities.

Street leading to:

  1. Not less than 2-4 medium- and small-sized rural localities (that are paved and extend more than 10 km)

  2. For major localities (with paved roads extending at least 5 km)

Sparsely populated territories with an abundance of medium-sized (100 - 1000 inhabitants) and small (less than 100 residents) localities.

Street leading to:

  1. Not less than 2-3 medium- and small-sized rural localities (that are paved and extend more than 10 km)

  2. One major or large locality (paved)

4.1.3.1.2. Local roads (class 6)

General rules for assigning roads to a class can be found under point 3.3.2.1.6.

For Russia and other former Soviet countries, this chart provides more information:

Type of territory Class 6 roads

Densely populated territories with an abundance of major (more than 3000 residents) and large (1000-3000 residents) localities.

Paved road leading to the following:

  1. Two-four large- or medium-sized localities (extending less than 10 km)
  2. One major or large locality (extending less than 5 km)
  3. Five or more medium or small localities or rural (dacha) settlements (extending less than 15 km)

Densely populated territories with an abundance of medium-sized (100 - 1000 inhabitants) and small (less than 100 residents) localities.

Paved road leading to the following:

  1. Two-four medium or small localities (extending than 10 km)
  2. One major or large locality (extending less than 5 km)
  3. Five or more small localities or rural (dacha) settlements (extending less than 15 km)

Territories with a medium-sized population and an abundance of medium-sized (100-1000 inhabitants) and small (less than 100 residents) localities.

Paved road leading to the following:

  1. Two or three medium or small localities (less than 10 km in length)
  2. One major or large locality (extending less than 5 km)
  3. Rural (dacha) settlements (extending less than 5 km)

Sparsely populated territories with an abundance of medium-sized (100 - 1000 inhabitants) and small (less than 100 residents) localities.

Street leading to:

  1. Two or three medium or small localities (less than 10 km in length)
  2. Rural (dacha) settlements, mining areas, or industrial buildings (paved and extending less than 5 km)

4.1.3.2. Speed limit

General rules for assigning roads to this class can be found under point 3.3.2.8. Speed limit.

For Russia and other former Soviet countries, there is also a rule for mapping “speed bumps”:

4.1.3.2.1

Enter speed limits at “speed bumps” in the following situations:

  1. When there is a speed limit sign (from the speed limit sign to the speed limit cancellation sign).

  2. If there is no speed limit cancellation sign, then refer to the sign showing the zone where the limit applies (8.2.2 — 8.2.6, meters with arrows) in accordance with the length of the zone where the limit applies.

  3. If there is no speed limit cancellation sign or speed limit zone sign, then one of the following situations applies:

    • There is a speed bump before the intersection: enter the Speed limit starting from the speed limit sign and continuing up to the intersection (which is the ending of that zone).

    • There is one speed bump before the pedestrian crosswalk in the middle of the block: enter the Speed limit starting with the speed limit sign and continuing up to the pedestrian crosswalk. For example:

    • There are two or more speed bumps in the middle of the block: enter a Speed limit depending on the distance from the speed limit signs.

      For example, 20 km/hr between the speed bumps and 40 km/hr until the “20 km/hr” sign:

    • There is one speed bump in the middle of the block between intersections and the speed limit sign is right on top of it: enter the Speed limit on the small section of road (about 20-30 meters) next to the speed bump (it doesn't matter if it's placed before or after it):

4.1.3.3. Type of road

General rules for assigning road types (see section 3.3.3.2. Type of road

4.1.3.3.1. Type of road “Numbered highway”

Type of road “Numbered highway” (see point. 3.3.3.2.2. Numbered highway) is a designation given to highways and motorways of national or regional significance. Items that relate to highways of local significance should not be drawn on the map (with the exception of those that are located in Belarus). For example, М-1 Belarus, М-2 Crimea, М-10 Russia, М-25, А-107, Р-132,etc.:

If numbered highways in different classification systems partially match (for example, between the European or Asian road networks and in the List of Public Motorways of Federal Significance) then map the roads they contain as individual items. Examples of this include the M-10 road in Russia (which is part of the E95 highway in Europe) or the M-1 Belarus, M-5 Ural, etc. highways that are part of the Asian Highway 6 (AH6) that connects Eastern Europe with South Korea.

For roads that belong to European or Asian networks (for example, Е95 or АН6), enter two official names (in Russian and English).

You can enter an English name for a Russian highway (for example, М-10 Russia), but this is not mandatory.

4.1.3.4. Rules for naming roads

General rules for naming roads can be found in section 3.3.3.3. Name of road.

4.1.3.4.1

When entering road names, follow these rules (the section below distinguishes the status part of a place name type such as “avenue”, “street”, or “lane”, from the proper name of the item):

4.1.3.4.1.1

Capitalize all words in the name.

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4.1.3.4.1.2

Do not shorten official names. All words should be fully written-out. This rule does not relate to acronyms (see point 4.1.3.4.1.7).

4.1.3.4.1.3

Word order in names:

4.1.3.4.1.3.1

Write the place type after the proper name:

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      For example: Taganskaya Street, Leninsky Avenue, Tkatskaya Street, Tikhaya Street

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      For example: 3rd Bolotnaya Street, 2nd Irtyshevsky Lane, 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street (for more on writing numbers, also see points 4.1.3.4.1.5 and 4.1.3.4.1.6)

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      For example: Bolshoy Chudinovsky Lane, Verkhnyaya Pervomaiskaya Street, Nizhny Sysalny Lane.

4.1.3.4.1.3.2

If street names or passageways have numbers, write them at the end of the name.

For example: Street #1, Planned Passageway #5342, Passageway #657 (for more on writing numbers, also see points 4.1.3.4.1.5 and 4.1.3.4.1.6).

4.1.3.4.1.4
In memorial names that consist of either a first and last name or a title and last name (with no patronymic), write out the first name, title and profession completely and put the last name after all these other elements.

For example: Marshal Konev Street, Afanasy Nikitin Embankment, Friedrich Engels Street.

If a name consists of a first name, patronymic, and last name, use initials for the first two. Don't put a space between the initials.

For example: А.V. Plyakin Street, S.F. Tarkhov Street (not S. F. Tarkhov Street or Tarkhov S. F. Street).

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If the first name and patronymic of the individual are well-known (such as with A.S. Pushkin), then don't include their initials in the “Caption name”.

For example: official name — А.С. Pushkin Street, Name for caption на карте — Pushkin Street.

4.1.3.4.1.4.2
If an individual has two last names, write them using a hyphen (without including spaces around it).
For example, Saltykov-Shchedrin Street, Mamin-Sibiryak Street.
4.1.3.4.1.5

If a name includes numbers, then refer to official sources to see if that item has an official translation that represents the numbers in a particular way (i.e. if the numbers should be written out or represented as digits, and if Roman or Arabic digits should be used).

If a numbered street is linked to an administrative division marked with the Has no official status“” attribute, then you should always write that number as an ordinal (you can indicate any other spelling options using the “also known as, historical” field).

For example: XX Partsyezda St., 5th Liniya Voennoi Gorki Ln., Pervaya St.

For more on writing numbers, also see point 3.3.3.3.1.

4.1.3.4.1.6

Names containing numbers:

4.1.3.4.1.6.1

Write ordinal numbers as follows:

  • If the name of a road contains an ordinal number (written as a digit), then put the corresponding ordinal ending after the number.

    For example: 1st Liniya Ln., 2nd Tamanskaya Diviziya Street, 30th Aviapolka Street.

  • If an ordinal is not included in the proper name, but rather comes before the word "street," "lane," etc., then you should also include its ordinal ending.

    For example: 8th St. Dekabristov.

4.1.3.4.1.6.2

Cardinal numbers in road names should not include ordinal endings.

For example: 11 Geroev Sapyorov Alley, 33 Geroev Street, 26 Bakinskikh Komissarov Ln.

4.1.3.4.1.6.3

Dates written as digits in street names should not include ordinal endings.

For example: 8 Marta Street, 1 Maya Lane.

4.1.3.4.1.6.4

Names of streets that are in the planning stages and numbers of passageways written as digits should not include ordinal endings. Do not include a space between the number symbol # and the digit.

For example: Street #1, Planned Passageway #5342, Passageway #657.

4.1.3.4.1.7
You should not expand acronyms in street names and all letters should be capitalized.

For example: CPSU Street.