3.14.2. Rules for adding attributes to ground transport items

Ground transport items include sections of tram lines, ground transport stops, and bus stations.

This section contains: Rules for attributing parts of tram lines

The attribute panel for a section of a tram line looks like this:

Use Level A and Level B attributes so that intersections of tram lines with other transport lines display properly when they are located on different levels (such as if one is on ground level and the other runs through a tunnel).

Enter values for the road level in the Level A and Level B fields — for the beginning (A) and ending (B) points of a line section.

Available values for levels:
  • “ground level” — if the lines intersect at ground level.
  • “on a bridge”, “on a bridge (+1)”, “on a bridge (+2)” — above ground level. For example, if one line that goes through an intersection passes over another on a bridge or as part of an interchange and the second road or railway is at ground level.
  • “In tunnel”, “in tunnel (-1)”, “in tunnel (-2)” — below ground level. For example, if one line at an intersection passes through a tunnel and the second line goes through a tunnel at a different level. The rules of attribution of public transport stops

The attribute panel for a ground transport stop looks like this:

When you add attributes to a ground transport stop, follow the rules that apply specifically to them. The attributes for items are listed below, as well as the rules for entering values for each of them:

Names of public transport stops are set according to the rules given in the section 1.3.1. Object name: General rules and n .

For public transport stops, use the name types Official, For caption on map and Also known as, historical (don't use other types of names). Official name

Public transport stops should use their full names with no abbreviations as official names (some common abbreviations are fine).

Make sure to use uppercase in transport stop names.

Do not use quotation marks in transport stop names.

Sometimes, a route passes through a locality with two stops: one inside that locality and the other on the main road as it's making a turn for said locality. If both stops share the name of the locality, they should be labeled as follows: the first stop should retain its namesake, while the second stop should say “Turn for...” before the locality's name.

Here's how this should look for a village named Kamenka:
  • Use Kamenka for the stop inside the village.
  • Use Turn for Kamenka if the stop is a turn for the village.
If the only stop is the turn for the village, follow this:
  • Use Kamenka if the distance between the turn and the locality is less than 1 km.
  • Use Turn for Kamenka if the distance is more than 1 km.
Note. You can replace the word Turn with other terms more suitable for the area. For instance, Bend or Exit.
If a locality has several stops named after it with different numberings (such as Kashino-1 and Kashino-2), use the hyphen between the name and the number, no spaces.

However, if the name itself already contains a number (e.g. Tyosovo-2), then the format should be as follows: “Tyosovo-2 — 2”.
If a stop is named after a locality, no need to specify the locality type. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as:
  • — Names based on horticultural co-ops
  • — Place names where the locality type is already considered part of the name
  • — Stops sharing the same name taken after corresponding localities of different types (located along one route)
If several stops share the same name in official documentation whilst also being on the same route (On demand, Gardens, etc.), you can make their names more specific (e.g. Kamenka Gardens) or you can assign names
to unnamed stops On demand.

If you need to clarify a stop name (such as adding the corresponding locality to its name as well as any other elaboration except numbers), use dashes and spaces for your clarification. Example: Smolevichi — Zarechnoye stop, Moskovskaya St. — End of line. Note: you can only use the “End of line” marker for a last stop when it shares the name with the stop before that. In this case, the penultimate stop would be Moskovskaya St..

If a stop has no official name, you can use the name of the nearest street, a place where passengers congregate (such as a store), or any other notable landmark as a substitute.

If the official name of a stop and the name used on route signage differ, then give priority to the more commonly used name. Furthermore, all remaining station names can be added in the “also known as, historical” field.

If several signs with different names are posted at a stop, then write these names in the official name field separated by a slash (/).


If the stop has been officially renamed, but the sign has not been updated, then enter the new name for the official name.
In the official name for the item type, enter the transport stop name without abbreviating and in the same format that is used locally or in itineraries. Furthermore, the word order in names is determined based on what sounds best in relation to the proper name (see points and For example:
Local name Official name
Moskovskaya St. Moscow St.
North North
Peredvizknikov Lane Peredvizknikov Ln.
School #4 or #4 School School #4
Krestovsky Island metro station Krestovsky Island metro station
Sportivnaya metro Sportivnaya metro
Kryukovo station Kryukovo station
Ruchi railway station Ruchi railway station

You can only use the phrase “On demand” as the proper name of the stop. In this case, you do not need to fill in the other name types. If a stop has a proper name, then do not add the “On demand” phrase to it.

You do not need to add explanatory annotations to stop names (to indicate that the stop is the last one on the route or that passengers can only get on/off there).

Note: you can only use the “End of line” marker for a last stop when it shares the name with the stop before that. In this case, the route would be Moskovskaya St. → Moskovskaya St. — End of line.

If the official name of a stop is an ordinal number, the stop name is written as 157 or No. 157.

If the stop also has a “popular” or historical text name (for example, Post office), the name is written as 157 - Post office or No. 157 - Post office.

If the stop has no “popular” or historical text name, you may include the street where the stop is located in its name: 157 - Belovezhskaya street or No. 157 - Belovezhskaya street.


The “No.” is specified in the name of a stop if it is used together with the ordinal number in ads posted in the area. Name for caption on map

The name for the map caption is specified if it differs from the official name, such as if there are words that should be abbreviated according to the general naming rules (see Section Types of names: General rules ). Caption names should match the name used on route signage as closely as possible.

You can use certain abbreviations in the name if they are used on route signage. For example: Dispatching station → DC.


Such names are not edited by users. Name — also known as, historical

For “Also known as, historical” names, you should include the official transport stop code if it is used in passenger services (such as SMS services that send information about the next route). In this case, the transport stop code will usually appear on the route signage for that stop. You can also enter different variations on the proper name if they are listed in the official name field separated by slashes (“/”). Routes

In the “Routes” fields, enter the route number for each type of transport that uses that stop.


For the rules for selecting public transport routes that are applied to the People’s Map and the rules for creating and attributing them, see Section Rules for creating public transport routes and adding attributes to them

Enter route numbers one at a time. They are selected from a list that automatically includes numbers of routes for every type of transport vehicle that pass through the area within two kilometers of that stop:

If the route number you need is not in the list, enter it in the line (this creates a new route). For map item names, write building names that are part of route numbers exactly as they are written on route signs.

The values that are entered appear in the orange stripe.

To delete a route number from a given transport stop that it no longer services, click the cross in the appropriate stripe.

To edit route parameters, click on the stripe containing the route number. For more information, see Rules for creating public transport routes and adding attributes to them. The rules of attribution of bus stations

The attribute panel for a bus station looks like this:

When you add attributes to bus stations, follow the rules that apply specifically to them. The attributes for items are listed below, as well as the rules for entering values for each of them:

Name of item:

  • Is set in accordance with the General rules, see Types of names: General rules .
  • It is assigned in accordance with the rules that are given in Section 3.1.4. Forbidden items .
  • Items of this type display on the map along with their type (therefore you should not enter a name in the “For caption on map” field). Furthermore, the official item name will appear on the map (for example, Soligorsk Bus Station).

Location in building: The information should not duplicate the address of the building in which the organization is located (see Section 3.5.2. Rules for attributing addresses ). Rather, it should provide supplementary detail: indicate the placement of the organization in the building. Office hours

Enter the days of the week and times when the business or organization is open. For example: “Weekdays 9:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-18:00”. Web site

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

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

  • Address of map item's official site
  • Address of 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)
  • Link to schedule

In the “Site” field, you should not enter the item author's address or any other addresses that do not relate to the item itself.

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

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

You can not enter the map-item author's email address or other addresses that don't relate to the item itself. 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 not always be seven).

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

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

You can not enter the author of the map item's number or any other numbers that don't relate to the item itself in the “Telephone” field. Rules for creating and attributing public transport routes

Rules for creating public transport routes are described above (see point Routes.

To edit route parameters, click on the stripe containing the route number in the attribute panel for that ground transport stop.

An attribute panel for the motor transport route opens (or a similar panel for adding attributes to tram routes): Selection of public transport routes

The map should have scheduled routes for all kinds of urban, suburban, and intercity land transportation, such as buses, trams, trolleybuses, and marshrutkas.

Urban, suburban and intercity routes come first. After most of them are complete, you can then draw the interregional and interstate routes they comprise.

You can map the following:

  • Seasonal routes

  • Chartered public urban and suburban routes (such as routes to shopping centers)

  • Other existing ground transport routes that carry passengers on a regular basis.

Do not map the following:

  • Irregular routes

  • Temporary routes (those that run for less than two weeks).

  • Chartered urban and suburban routes that are not accessible to the public (such as corporate shuttles, service vehicles, or chartered tourist minibuses).

Even if the same route is serviced by different transport providers and/or types of vehicles with varying passenger capacities, you should only create one “Route” item on the map. You should only create different independent routes if the various carriers follow different itineraries or the routes have different names. The composition of the public transport routes

After you enter the route attributes, you should link them to the transport stops where the vehicle stops (going in order in both directions). Be sure to include stations where passengers only embark or only disembark).

Do not include stations where the vehicle passes by but does not stop.

To include or exclude a stop from a route:

  1. Click Edit in the route's attribute panel.

    Stops that are already included in the route will be marked .

  2. Click on the stop icon to include it in the route or exclude it from the route if it was included earlier: The rules of attribution of public transport routes

When naming public transport routes, only use the “Official” and “Also known as, historical” name types. Don't use other types of names.


Don't enter old route numbers or names of carriers in the route attributes. Official name

Official route name — its number.

You can only identify the route using formats like “First stop — Last stop” or “First locality — Last locality” if a route doesn't have an official number. Which of these options you choose will depend on what is customary in that area and how stops are indicated on route signage.

Don't include the following in the official name:

  • What city the route belongs to (an entry like 1 (Shcherbinsk) would be incorrect)

  • Whether a route is paid or free

  • That the route doesn't have a number (an entry like no number would be incorrect)

  • What times or days a route operates (for example, do not write weekdays, weekends, on Fridays, during summers). Name — also known as, historical

You can identify the itinerary using the format “First stop — Last stop” or “First locality — Last locality” along with the number for the “Also known as, historical” field.

You can also enter important intermediary points on the route if it would not be clear what the exact route was otherwise.

For example, for bus #501 connecting Moscow and Lyubertsy, you can enter Moscow (Vykhino Metro) — Lyubertsy (Turist Subdistrict) for "also known as."