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.

2018.07.26
  • Clarified that the “Poor state” can only be set for roads in classes 1-9.

    See Section 3.3.2.13. 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 3.5.2.2.8.

  • 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 point 3.4.1.1.1.

  • 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 Congresses.

    See Section 3.3.2.1. 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.

    See section 3.1.4.1.

2018.06.27
  • Clarified the rule for setting names of routes with a number that does not have its own name.

    Cm. p. 3.3.3.3.3.2.1.

  • 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.

    Cm. p. 3.10.1.3.9.1.

  • 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).

    See point 3.6.1.4.3.6.1.4

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

    Cm. p. 3.1.3.1.1.5.

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

    For more information, see point 3.6.2.2.2.

  • 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.

    See point 3.3.2.3.4.

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

    See point 3.1.4.1.

  • Clarified the rules for setting addresses in Turkey.

    See. section 4.4.3. Buildings and addresses.

2018.05.15
  • Sections of roads added a new sign: “Poor state”.

    See Section 3.3.2.13. 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.

    See point 4.1.3.5.2.

2018.05.11
  • 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 point 3.10.2.1.1.

  • Clarified that official pet cemeteries can be added to the map. See point 3.9.2.1.

2018.04.24
2018.04.15
  • 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.)

    See point 3.5.1.13.

2018.04.04
2018.03.21
  • Updated rules for naming naturally occurring map items in France. See point 4.2.1.3.

2018.03.02
  • Updated rules for naming ground transport stops. See point 3.14.2.2.1.1.

2018.02.28
  • Updated rules for drawing Location items of the Culture and recreation → Attractions and Monuments, sculptures types. See point 3.6.3.10.

2018.02.15
  • Updated rules for entering addresses of corner buildings that have two addresses (in Russia and other former Soviet countries). See point 4.1.4.1.5.

2018.02.08
  • 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 point 3.6.2.9.

  • The “Map messages and error hypotheses” section has been moved: 2.11. Messages and user hypotheses about map errors.

2018.01.23
  • Changed rule for naming motorways in Poland: capitalize road names. See point 4.3.2.1.

2018.01.17
  • 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 3.3.1.5.2 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 3.3.1.4 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 3.3.3.3.3.4. 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 3.3.1.2.1.2 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.

2017.12.26
2017.12.14
  • Rules for word order in certain geographic names have been updated: certain geographic types are written after posessive adjectives. Vankina Guba, Rybachy Peninsula. See point 4.1.1.2.3.2.3.
2017.11.28
  • Added rules for naming localities whose names consist of proper names and indications of the organizations that they belong to. See point 4.1.2.2.3.1.
2017.11.17
2017.11.14
  • The Header attribute for organizations has become mandatory (see Cl. 3.6.2.2.1.1. Heading).

  • The filling station area type has been changed to the “Retail” type (see Cl. 3.7.2.1. Type).

2017.11.02
  • The rules for when you can switch between one and two lines for road drawings have been updated (see point 3.3.1.2.4).

2017.10.13
2017.10.09
  • The rules for entering names of the “Also known as” type have been updated for some unnumbered highways with proper names (see point 3.3.3.3.3.5.6).

2017.10.03
2017.09.13
2017.09.01
  • 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. PP. See points 3.3.3.2.3 and 3.8.1.2.2.
2017.08.29
  • You can draw free-standing garages on the map if they form a cluster of such garages. See point 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 point 3.6.2.5.
  • Adjusted the rule for formating caption names for localities of the “farmstead” type: write out the full (unabbreviated) name. See point 4.1.2.2.2.3.1.2.
2017.08.25
  • 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 3.8.2.3.6.

2017.08.16
  • Adjusted rules regarding what administrative divisions should be assigned to level-5 (city districts). Cm. 4.1.2.2.3.5. 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 3.2.2.4. Center).

  • Changed rules for drawing linear parking in cities: point 3.8.2.3.2 now applies to all cities.

2017.08.02

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 ”.