3.18.1. Indoor maps Drawing rules

Indoor maps are items used to design and display layouts for buildings with multiple levels on Yandex Maps (shopping malls, business centers, and others).

Such layouts have a hierarchical structure: the indoor map is broken into multiple levels usually corresponding to the building's floors. Each floor (or level) is divided into areas of different types. Each of those levels (floors) can house different infrastructure (elevators, stairs, fountains, etc.) and locations (businesses) of different types. The rules for drawing and adding attributes to indoor maps are shown below in the following sequence: Map → Level → Areas → Barriers → Infrastructure → Information items → Places (organizations).

Attention.

Users are currently unable to create indoor maps.

3.18.1.1. Indoor maps

For rules on how to start drawing an indoor map, see 3.18.1.1. Indoor maps.

Draw the point where your indoor map's placemark will be displayedin the approximate center of the building outline:

For indoor map display, see 3.18.2.8. Indoor map display.

3.18.1.2. Indoor map levels

Techniques for drawing and editing indoor map level polygons are similar to those for drawing and editing all simple polygonal items on the map.

See:

Each indoor map level is similar to the building's floor plan. Additionally:

3.18.1.2.1

The polygon of the ground level should match the building outline.

3.18.1.2.2

If a building includes segments of different height, the shapes of level polygons may differ.

3.18.1.2.3
The polygon of the indoor map level can include the polygons of buildings adjacent to the main building of a shopping or transport object, if these buildings are visually perceived as part of this object, even if they are isolated from it (there are no passageways between the buildings). This rule does not apply to structures, such as non-capital buildings and stands. For example, a restaurant that's adjacent to a shopping center:

3.18.3. Indoor areas

If a level is made up of multiple areas, click Add in the Indoor areas section on the Building level panel.

Techniques for drawing areas are similar to the techniques for drawing all simple polygonal items (see Section 2.7.3. Simple contour objects). Areas on a level are defined by the presence of dividing walls between them. If the level is divided by barriers instead of walls, they are drawn in accordance with the rules for drawing barriers (see 3.18.1.4. Barriers).

Note. Before you start drawing individual areas, you must create an item with the “public” category in this level's exact shape.
3.18.1.3.1

Areas on a level are defined by the presence of dividing walls between them.

3.18.1.3.2

The polygons of adjacent areas must stay consistent at all points:

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3.18.1.3.3

Do not draw separate areas for staircases that don't belong to any particular area:

Separate areas can be allocated for organizations that have an isolated space for the vendor.

3.18.1.3.4

“Do not draw” separate areas for infrastructure items in Atrium and “Business” areas (for information on room types, see 3.18.3. Indoor areas).

3.18.1.3.5

On railway terminal maps, adjacent utility and service rooms are not drawn as separate areas but are combined into one or more large areas of the “Staff” type. For information on area types, see 3.18.3. Indoor areas).

3.18.1.3.6

Don't draw indoor maps for business centers located on the upper floors of shopping centers if they're not part of the shopping center and access to them is limited.

3.18.1.4. Barriers

If an indoor map is separated into areas by barriers, such as partitions, go to the Indoor map level panel and click Add in Barriers.

Techniques for drawing barriers are similar to the techniques for drawing all simple polygonal objects (see 2.6.1. Simple linear items).

3.18.1.4.1

Barriers include walls and partitions that restrict direct passage through indoor areas in public spaces of a building, including corridors, waiting rooms, and food courts).

Don't draw walls and partitions inside “business” and “staff” areas.

3.18.1.4.2

Travolators are also barriers drawn with one line.

3.18.1.4.3

On railway terminal maps, barriers include security fences at inspection or baggage checkpoints at the entrance or inside the building.

Don't draw security barriers on shopping center maps.

3.18.1.5. Infrastructure

If you find such infrastructure items as elevators and escalators on the level, go to the Indoor map level panel and click Add in the Infrastructure section.

The Infrastructure panel will open.

Techniques for drawing infrastructure items are similar to the techniques for drawing places (see Section 2.5. Places).

However (for information about infrastructure item types, see 3.18.2.5. Infrastructure):

  • The item's placemark should be placed in the approximate center of its location, except for items of the following types: Stairs, Moving walkway, Emergency exit, Fire escape, Ramp.

    Placemarks for those items must be placed at their entrance or exit.

    Placemarks like Escalator are placed only at the entrance to the escalator.

  • Only draw Stairs and Ramps if they connect adjacent floors.
  • In “Business” areas, only the following types of infrastructure are drawn as separate items: Escalator, Stairs, Moving walkway, Ramp, Elevator (if the organization occupies several floors).
  • Don't draw items of the Ticket counter and Fitting room types in “Business” areas.
  • Baggage checkpoints are only drawn in buildings related to transportation.
  • Denote Accessible parking items by placing a placemark in the approximate center of parking areas for the disabled.
  • Ticket counter items should denote standalone organizations that sell tickets in shopping malls. They are also used in train stations and airports when displaying kiosks selling train or airplane tickets.
  • Cart return area items denote areas with shopping carts located in front of the supermarket (don't create these items for shopping cart areas inside supermarkets).
  • Departure gates are only drawn in buildings related to transportation. Placemarks for departure gates are placed near entrances to railway platforms (on railway terminal maps) or boarding gates (in airports). Their names should only include the gate number.
3.18.1.6. Information items

Items related to information management are created on indoor map levels in the same manner as infrastructure items. The item's placemark should be placed in the approximate center of its location. For item types, see 3.18.2.6. Information items.

3.18.1.7. Places (organizations)

Places are created in the same manner as infrastructure and information management items and include organizations of different categories (auto, food, retail, and others For a full list of organization categories, see 3.6.2.1. The Yandex Map Editor block).

The differences include:
  • Indoor maps can't include the following item types: Shopping center, Flea market, Farmer's market, Stadium, Sports complex, and others. They also have their own types, such as Ticket counter, Aquarium, and others.
  • Currently, indoor maps don't include uncategorized items.
  • Unlike objects from the Places category, it is allowed to add vending machines to indoor maps (they should be named by the brand name, and if there's no brand name — by the type of products they sell).

All techniques for drawing places also apply here (see 2.5. Places).

Placemarks should be located around the center of their associated areas (if applicable).