Changes and additions to the Mapping Rules

This section contains information about changes and additions to the Mapping Rules and other sections of the Yandex Map Editor help.

  • Expanded the list of cases when you can draw parking lots in non-urban localities (included parking lanes).

    See point

  • Updated the rules for transcription of street names: do not use transcription for single-letter street notation.

    See section (item 5 in the list).

  • Clarified rules for airport names in Russia.

    See section

  • Clarified the rule for naming items located in post-Soviet states: their item type must always be used in official names.

    See also section

  • The “Design feature” attribute got a new value for road sections: “Access road”.


  • The updated rule for indicating whether roads and sidewalks are accessible for bicyclists in Russia also apply to Kazakhstan.


  • Soft sign transcription rule update: it is omitted when a word is transliterated.

    See Rules for transcribing Russian letters.

  • Added a list of standardized names to use with “Food” organizations (places) that have no proper names of their own (depends on the category).

    See section Name.

  • Rule update: if the “No traffic” sign is placed on class-8 roads, it is not marked with a Restricted entry road sign.

    See section 3.3.4. Traffic conditions.

  • Updated the format of writing names for numbered kilometers of routes that are parent items for addresses.


  • For roads that are accessible to pedestrians, you can now draw a passage that connects isolated parts of such road to the larger road network.


  • Removed the clarification about the official languages used in Transdniestria.


  • Added a description of attributing organizations (places) in the “Food” category.

    See section 3.6.3. Attribution rules for Food and Finance items

  • Clarified the rule for captioning Food organizations (places) on map: the captions must consist both of their proper names and item type if they are tied grammatically.

    See section Name.

  • Added a description of the new road section attribute “Oncoming lane for taxi”.

    See Oncoming lane for taxi.

  • Updated the description of the “Accessible to” road section attribute (added a new type of transport: taxi).

    See Available for.

  • Added a rule for adding the “Taxi” value in the parameters of road section accessibility.


  • Updated the rule for setting the accessibility of a road section to cyclists: it is disabled at T-junctions of class-8 road sections if they are located between the sidewalk and roads that are not accessible to cyclists.


  • Changed the rule for drawing u-turn sites for public transport.


  • Updated the rule for drawing parking spots. See point
  • New rule added: crossroads and small at-grade junctions with proper names can now be drawn as level-6 administrative divisions (Named territories). You can either use a placemark with no polygon or draw a polygon around the placemark.

    See,, Name of road).

  • Rule update: the section concerning on-land transportation now has new rules for naming stops that use numbers instead of proper names.

    See section

  • Rule updated: parking lots located along class-8 roads must now be drawn as parallel parking if they are part of an urban paid parking network and don't have their own separate territory.

    See sections and

  • Updated the rules for naming land transport stops.


  • Rule update: Do not add or edit Level attributes to high-speed transport lines.

    See section

  • Translation/transliteration rule update: abbreviation rules of the target language must be taken into account when translating numbers in proper names. If an item name combines a numeral with a letter, do not translate (transliterate) the letter.


  • Updated the rule for drawing land transport stops with new information.

    See section

  • Updated the rules for cases of including a road section into areas of several streets simultaniously.

    See section

  • Rule update: Do not attribute numbers to individual entrances in residential buildings if each entrance has its own address.

    See section

  • Changed rules concerning road sections near checkpoints and toll booths: now you do not need to draw extra road lines to match traffic lanes.

    See points

  • Updated rules for drawing road sections by using two lines: elaborated on cases where tram rails are separated from the car sections by solid traffic lane markings.

    See section

  • Rule update: changed attribution rules for road sections with the Ford “structure type” (see section this road section's class must be the same as all the adjacent road sections. Disable the paved attribute and enable the disrepair attribute.

  • Rule update: do not set the “Residential area” restriction on intrablock roads.

    See section 3.3.4.

  • Rule update for “Place” items: including the item type name in the item's official name is now mandatory for some item types. For all the other types this is also recommended, but not mandatory.


  • Rule update: setting time limits for traffic conditions is now only permitted for “Illegal maneuvers” on car roads, and only under specific circumstances.

    See Road conditions: information update, section 8.

  • Rule update: the “Restricted entry” traffic condition can now be used for displaying the “Residential area” signs.

    See section 3.3.4. Traffic conditions.

  • Rule update: if a road has differing speed limits for different lanes, set the lowest one. If the speed limit changes based on modes of transport, set the one for passenger cars.


  • Updated rules for setting addresses in Siberia with new information.

    See section 4.5.8.

  • Rule update: class-9 and class-10 roads are locked out for cycling in cases where the route is impossible or very difficult to travel through on a bicycle.


  • Rule update: islands (in oceans, seas, bays, and straits) wholly located inside the polygon of a hydrographic item no longer need to be highlighted by that item's internal polygons.

    See section When to use internal polygons.

  • Clarified that the “Poor state” can only be set for roads in classes 1-9.

    See Poor condition.

  • Added the rule for setting addresses in some garage and boat systems (cooperatives) ─ in the format number of cooperative-room garage.

    Also see point

  • Simplification of the procedure for drawing buildings is allowed: for houses in the private sector, as well as for single-story apartment buildings, it is allowed to replace drawing the outline of the building with copying the contour of another building.

    See section

  • Updated the rule according to which jumpers that are extensions of the adjacent road of class 8 or 9 have a class that goes up to class 7. This rule applies to exits.

    See Class

  • The list of objects that are forbidden to draw has been supplemented with service roads (or special purpose roads) that are located in the closed (service) territory of the airport.


  • Clarified the rule for setting names of routes with a number that does not have its own name.


  • Added rule drawing and attribution of peninsulas, with the name “Island...”: they are drawn and attributed as Islands.

  • Added a rule for the drawing of hydrographic objects in their path should not be exposed to the contours of the peninsulas.


  • Clarified the rule for drawing and attributing organizations that have multiple sites and names that differ only in the types of services provided (and are located in the same room).


  • Clarified the rule for naming organizations: the legal form of the organization in the official name is always written as an abbreviation.


  • The rule for naming organizations that have subsidiaries located in the same or different territories has been clarified.

    For more information, see point

  • Clarified that access to public transport (OT) on the road grades 1-7 may be waived in exceptional situations when it is necessary to ensure the operation of the strings of the public transport routes.


  • Added a ban on drawing objects within territories where satellite images are displayed blurry.


  • Clarified the rules for setting addresses in Turkey.

    See 4.4.3. Buildings and addresses.

  • Sections of roads added a new sign: “Poor state”.

    See Poor condition.

  • Updated rules for marking accessibility for bicyclists on high-class roads in cities where there are no sidewalks. Now if a road has a curb that bicyclists can ride on, you can mark that road as accessible to bicyclists.


  • Now the “Swamp” and “Outdoor pool” types of hydrographic items can be assigned to items of those types even if their names don't include those distinctions. See

  • Clarified that official pet cemeteries can be added to the map. See

  • Added rules for garage co-op addresses (only map these addresses in cases where they are linked to existing roads in a locality or administrative divisions. Don't map addresses linked directly to garage co-ops.)


  • Updated rules for naming naturally occurring map items in France. See

  • Updated rules for naming ground transport stops. See

  • Updated rules for drawing Location items of the Culture and recreation → Attractions and Monuments, sculptures types. See

  • Added rule that creates a new “Location” item when an organization moves to a new address and leaves a request at the old address to delete the item. See

  • Changed rule for naming motorways in Poland: capitalize road names. See

  • In section 3.9.2. Rules for attributing for vegetation itemsA description of the following type of vegetation has been added: Inner-courtyard vegetation, and the description of the Woodland type has been clarified.

  • Point was extended to indicate that turns (or exit ramps) at intersections separated from the main road by a solid line should be drawn using separate lines (i.e. road sections).

  • Point was extended to indicate that streets in a locality that share the same name should be linked to the districts or city blocks where they are located according to official sources. This is an exception to the “Link streets to localities” rule. If you can't find information about a street's location in official sources, then link the street to the district or block that it is generally considered to belong to.
  • Clause Numberless highways that have been assigned their own name have been supplemented with a note that winter roads and ice crossing should also be classified with this type of roads.

  • Point was extended to indicate that road sections should also be drawn with two lines in cases where oncoming-traffic lanes are delineated by a solid line.

  • Rules for word order in certain geographic names have been updated: certain geographic types are written after posessive adjectives. Vankina Guba, Rybachy Peninsula. See section
  • Added rules for naming localities whose names consist of proper names and indications of the organizations that they belong to. See section
  • The Header attribute for organizations has become mandatory (see Cl. Heading).

  • The filling station area type has been changed to the “Retail” type (see Cl. Type).

  • The rules for when you can switch between one and two lines for road drawings have been updated (see point

  • The rules for entering names of the “Also known as” type have been updated for some unnumbered highways with proper names (see point

  • Adjusted the naming rules for road structures (bridges, tunnels, etc.) and the road sections that they are located on: if they are both named, then you should enter both names at the same time (as both road section items and road structure items). See and
  • You can draw free-standing garages on the map if they form a cluster of such garages. See section 1.2.2.
  • Adjusted the rule for changing the type of organizations after they close. For some types of organizations, the type doesn't change; for others, the type changes to “attractions”. See
  • Adjusted the rule for formating caption names for localities of the “farmstead” type: write out the full (unabbreviated) name. See section
  • Adjusted rules governing when parking can be labeled as free: if signs indicate that parking is free more than 40% of the time between 08:00-20:00 during a given month, and parking is forbidden the rest of the time, then you should indicate that parking is free during that time period and forbidden during the rest of the time. See point

  • Adjusted rules regarding what administrative divisions should be assigned to level-5 (city districts). See City district (Level 5).

  • The rule governing the assignment of the attribute has been clarified It is a center: the Region district center is specified for administrative centers, municipal districts, and city neighborhoods (see Center).

  • Changed rules for drawing parallel parking in cities: point now applies to all cities.


Document structure and categories changed:

  • Mapping rules are now divided between global (those that apply to maps of any country) and local (those that only apply to certain countries).

  • Changed the numbering of document sections: it is made end-to-end for the entire document, including sections of groups “1. What is Yandex Map Editor” and “2. Working with a map ”.