2.2.1. Find an item

There are various ways you can search for items on Yandex Map Editor: By name

To find a map item by name:

  1. Enter your search term (map item name) in the bar.

  2. A list of items whose names match that query will open under the search bar. Map items are given in order based on how far they are from the center of the current map:

    Select the appropriate entry. The map centers automatically around the item you select and the item will light up. The scale will also increase and the map item card will open: By geographic coordinates

To find a map item based on its geographic coordinates, enter them in the search bar:

  • Enter the coordinates as a decimal number.

    For example, 55.777044. The number of digits after the decimal point can not be more than seven (this level of accuracy positions the marker within 1 cm of the actual location).

  • Coordinate values are separated by a comma or space. For example:

Coordinates can be entered in any order — “latitude, longitude” or “longitude, latitude”. Two responses to your search term (“lat-long” and “long-lat”) will display for every record. Options that correspond to “north latitude, east longitude” values are offered by default.

To change one of the hemisphere selections, add a “minus” (hyphen) in front of the appropriate coordinate.

To change both hemisphere selections, add a “minus” (hyphen) in front of both coordinates:


Coordinates of places display on Yandex Map Editor. By map item ID

Every Yandex Map Editor item has a unique numeric ID that can be used to search for it on the map or send information about it.

To find out an item's ID, select it on the map.

You'll see the “/object/#####?z=” fragment in the URL where “#####” is the ID of the highlighted item (in the drawing, this number is 1489095561):

You can use the item ID to save it or send information about it: if you enter an ID value in the search bar, the engine will recognize it as an item id specifically. You can find the item (and all the information connected to it) on the map: By incorrect search term

Incorrect search terms are corrected automatically based on available data, or a message will appear stating that the “item was not found”.

When you enter a search that contains a nonexistent address, the closest correct address will display in the results. For example, instead of a non-existing address :