2.10.3. Items: additional tools

With additional tools you can enable continuous editing mode for the map, and perform group operations with map items. Such operations are only available to experts and moderators of corresponding map layers.

To enter the additional tools mode, click Additional tools..

Group operations with map items are used when you need to correct the placement or attributes of several items of the same type simultaneously.

There are technical limits on the number of items that you can perform group operations with:

  • group item relocation ─ 200

  • group attribute editing ─ 200

Group operations are not available to all YME users:

  • Yandex Maps employees, experts, and moderators for the map layers in question are able to make group attribute edits.

  • Yandex Maps employees and moderators for the map layers in question can do group relocations.

2.10.3.1. Continuous editing mode

You can use continuous editing mode to:
  • Go to item editing by clicking the item on the map.
  • Start creating another item of the same category after saving a new item, similarly to using the following keyboard shortcut: Shift + Ctrl + A (“Save an item and start creating a similar one”). For more information, see 2.2.7. Keyboard shortcuts.

To enable this mode:

  1. Click More tools.

  2. In the menu that opens, select the Continuous editing mode checkbox:

2.10.3.2. Group item relocation

Group item relocation is used when you need to correct the placement of items after satellite images are updated, for example.

Group relocation can only be used for places (Locations, Addresses, Parking lots, etc.) and simple polygonal items (Buildings, Territories, etc.).

To move a group of items:

  1. Click More tools.

    Select Group relocation in the menu that opens.

    An information panel and local toolbar will open:

  2. Click the appropriate button on the local panel and choose the "highlight map items being moved" mode:

    • (Area selection mode). In this mode, you can set an area on the map and all places and simple polygonal items that are located within the borders of that area will be selected. Regions are created in a similar way to other simple polygonal map items.
    • (Press selection mode). In this mode, you can highlight items by clicking on them.
  3. Select the items that you want to move. A list of them will appear in the information panel:

    The highlighted items in the list are grouped by category. Every line in the list displays buttons that you can use for editing:

    • — Only leave map items from this category in the list
    • — Delete this category from the list of map items
  4. After you've put together your list of items to move, click Move and drag the items to the appropriate place (by holding down your mouse button).

  5. Click Save. The items will be saved in their new locations.

2.10.3.3. Group item attribute editing

Group attribute editing is used to correct the attribute values for several items. For example, you can add attributes to sections that belong to the same road, etc.

You can only use group attribute editing with buildings, sections of road, territories, and parking placemarks.

To edit a group of attributes:

  1. Click More tools.

    In the menu that opens, select Attribute editing → Group operations.

    An information panel and local toolbar will open:

  2. Click the appropriate button on the local panel and choose the "highlight map items to edit" mode:

    • (Routing selection mode). This mode lets you edit the attributes of road sections placed in a sequence (which makes up a road). Select items by left-clicking the road sections at the start and end of the road. The sections between them will be added in automatically.
    • (Area selection mode). In this mode, you can set an area on the map and all the buildings, road sections, territories, and parking placemarks whose attributes can be edited in that area will be selected. Regions are created in a similar way to other simple polygonal map items.
    • (Press selection mode). In this mode, you can highlight items by clicking on them.
  3. Select items whose attributes need to be edited. A list of them will appear in the information panel:

    The highlighted items in the list are grouped by category. Every line in the list displays buttons that you can use for editing:

    • — Only leave map items from this category in the list
    • — Delete this category from the list of map items

    To perform this operation, the list should only contain items from a single category (because items have different attributes depending on the categories):

    Note.

    When using routing mode, only items of a single type (road sections) can be selected.

  4. After you have put your list together, click Edit attributes.

    Select the appropriate attributes from the list in the panel that opens: The fields for editing the selected attributes will appear at the bottom of the panel:

  5. Enter the values for the selected attributes:

  6. Click Save. The attribute values will be saved.

2.10.3.4. Object geometry synchronization

The Object geometry synchronization tool only applies to items on indoor maps (and is only available to users who work with indoor maps).

The tool provides a uniform (synchronized) placement of icons at different levels of an indoor map. If necessary, it can be applied to items such as elevators, atriums, and “public” technical rooms.

The tool is only available in indoor map edit mode.

To use "Object geometry synchronization":

  1. Click More tools.

    In the menu that opens, select Object geometry synchronization under Group operations.

  2. In the Object geometry synchronization panel that opens:
    • In the Reference object ID field, set the ID of the object whose position is to be used as the reference: for example, the ID of an elevator at the first Indoor map level.
      Note. For more information about object IDs, see 2.2.1.3. Search by object ID.
    • In the IDs of objects to modify field, set the ID of an object or objects whose position is to be synchronized: for example, the IDs of elevators at the second and third Indoor map levels:

  3. Tap Save. The location of objects gets synchronized.

2.10.3.5. Stick polygons together when saving

This mode automatically adjusts the geometry of created objects (similar to snap-to mode available when drawing polygonal items). In this mode, the vertexes of the new item snap to neighboring polygons that were drawn earlier. Sticking mode is implemented when saving the drawn items.

To enable this mode:

  1. Click More tools.

  2. In the menu that opens, select the Stick polygons together when saving checkbox.

    If the mode doesn't work properly with your items, you can disable it. To do this, uncheck the checkbox.