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 based on your selection and the scale increases. The map item card opens in the right corner of the map and the item will light up: By geographic coordinates

To find a map item based on geographic coordinates, enter the item's coordinates in the search bar.


Coordinates of places display on Yandex Map Editor.

When you enter coordinates:

  • Every value is entered 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: By map item ID

Every Yandex Map Editor item has a unique numeric ID that can be used to search for it.

To send someone information about a specific map item:

  1. Select the item 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):

  2. If you enter an ID in the search bar, the engine will know that you're searching for an ID. That way you can find that item on the map: By incorrect search term

If you enter a search term incorrectly, it will either be 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 :