2.2.5. Change the map type

Yandex Map Editor works like other electronic maps: it is made up of many layers, each of which stores information about particular types of map items. You can change the way map layers are displayed:

2.2.5.1. Choose backdrop

To choose a backdrop, click

  • Switch the base layer to the diagram or
  • To switch a substrate on a satellite.

The current backdrop (Map or Satellite) will switch to the other one.

The Satellite backdrop displays images of the territory taken from space:

The Map backdrop displays Yandex Map Editor in real time (with all edits, including those that have not passed moderation yet).

Note.

When you switch backdrops (MapSatellite), the layer settings (see below) are not saved (so they may differ from one another).

2.2.5.2. Choice of layer

To choose a map item layer:

  1. Click Layers .

  2. In the menu that opens, mark the layers that you want to display on the map. To turn a map layer on or off, just click on its name again (once selected, a layer is marked with a check):

    The Turn on/off all layers button turns all map layers on/off simultaneously (the hotkey combination Shift + Ctrl + H does this as well).

    Use the fields in the right column to select one of the layer display options.

2.2.5.3. Ways to display the main layers

Use the fields in the right column to select one of the layer display options.

The fields in the right column are activated once you select a layer in the left column

You can change layer display options for the following layers:

2.2.5.4. Additional layers