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.
Updated the rule describing how to work with cards for “Locations” items.
- If multiple items with the same name and category are linked to the same Yandex Business card (for example, different organizations belonging to a single chain), unlink the organization that was linked by mistake (clear the Yandex Business Information field).
- If an organization can't be found using the search, write the name in the search bar in the language used on its sign.
- Completing the Yandex Business Information field is preferred but not required.
Updated the table of translations into English for administrative division types. Added examples of types used in Belarus: сельсовет (Rural Council), агрогородок (Agricultural Settlement), садоводческий массив (Gardening Communities Arrays), and исторический район (Historical sector).
See the appendix Translation rules (3.1).
Clarified that the shape and geometry of some buildings may be simplified by employees to make sure 3D models are displayed correctly.
Clarified the rules for mapping paid parking lots.
Parking lots that are part of the city's paid parking network are mapped as “Linear parking” items except for those located along Class 8 roads that should be mapped using a polygon with a point according to the rules.
Parking spots without polygons that have the payment feature enabled are not mapped. Draw them as linear parking lots.
Regulated the local rules for using uppercase and lowercase letters when naming railway stations.
Updated the rules for naming organizations on the map: the rules for naming “Places” items in Yandex Business now match the Yandex Map Editor instructions.
Added a section with mapping rules for the countries of the Arabian Peninsula (it now includes a section with rules for the UAE).
The exception is the point about drawing exits, which still only applies to the road network in the United Arab Emirates.
Clarified that exits separated from the main road by a bicycle lane should be drawn as a separate line of the road network.
Clarified that at the intersection of two-way roads, two-line roads should merge into one-line roads after crossing the road network sections (after the intersection).
Specified that service and technical exits from major highways and motorways are also Class 8 roads.
The class also includes “free” entrances and exits from toll roads not intended for car transit.
Clarified the rules for mapping exits: clarified the situation when one of the lanes is separated from the others by a double solid dividing line.
Regulated setting the speed limit attribute in cases where the sign is installed in front of a speed bump and is not canceled once it is passed.
Permitted sidewalks to be drawn along Class 8 roads provided there is a perpendicular car parking between the sidewalk and the road.
Added that when drawing sidewalks along car road sections, removing the accessibility to pedestrians attribute from the main road is preferred but not required.
Clarified the rules for writing initials in item names.
The initials in each language are determined by official documents. If the exact initials are unknown, you can use the ones used locally.
If the format of spelling name or initials (and whether they're used at all) is different for different languages, follow the name format in each language.
Added a local rule for the UAE that regulates mapping roads in free-standing parking lots belonging to shopping centers.
Explained that sending multiple similar messages to Yandex Map Editor users may get you blocked in Yandex Messenger under suspicion of spam, so sending multiple similar messages is not recommended.
Created a local section of the rules describing the regional features of the Arabian Peninsula countries.
Clarified that if an item name consists exclusively of numbers, it's only set in the local language.
Changed the approach to duplicate addresses in the UAE.
Removed the ability to specify the “Villa” part for duplicate addresses.
You can duplicate addresses on the map if one or more duplicate addresses meet both of the following conditions:
They are the addresses of private houses (villas).
They are associated with another parent item, but there's no way to determine the name of the item using available sources.
Defined that address points can't be associated with administrative division units in the “Named territory” category.
Clarified the rules for drawing one-way U-turns on the map.
The intersection with the main road should be drawn where the dashed line turns solid.
Clarifies that roads and vegetation items located on different levels can intersect.
Clarified that when drawing roads and choosing the geometric center of lanes, taxi and public transport lanes should be ignored.
Explained the rules for drawing polygonal parking lots.
“Pockets” for perpendicular parking along both sides of through-block driveways should be drawn as a single polygonal item.
Defined the period after which the previous names of administrative divisions on Yandex Map Editor become obsolete.
Clarified the rules for assigning class 7 to unnamed road sections.
Roads of minimal significance include unnamed passageways with the same traffic as on the roads that are being connected providing vehicles can move in two or more rows on them.
Defined the format for setting item names that contain positions and ranks in Kazakh.
Changed the rules for drawing buildings on the map.
If the shape of a building's roof doesn't match its foundation, the building should be drawn based on the shape of the roof except in the cases where the roof gradually narrows relative to the foundation.
For buildings whose roof polygons differ from their foundation polygons, the levels should be drawn on the Indoor map according to the actual geometry of the floors they're on.
Clarified that room dividers in public areas with a dedicated space (such as elevator halls or bathrooms) can be drawn as barriers.
Added the description of the “Leisure club” category to the Location and organization classification.
See Location and organization classification (15.10.4).
Edited the rules for mapping landmarks in the “Places” category.
The organization's placemark is drawn in the center of the building or area it occupies if the organization is used for navigation regardless of whether it has a sign and the size of the sign.
Clarified which attributes are set for polluted road sections where it's impossible to determine whether they are paved.
Clarified that garage cooperatives are mapped as “Quarter” items with the “Has no official status” attribute even if data about them can be found in official address registers.
Decided not to use the abbreviated type in the caption name for “swamp” items.
Clarified that HR departments are mapped using the “Management offices” category.
See Location and organization classification (12.6.20).
Described how to use the “Subtract polygonal objects” tool.
Clarified that for named road intersections, the center of “Named territory” administrative division units should be drawn outside the roadway where possible.
Clarified the rules for drawing linear parkings.
On class 1-7 roads, all types of linear parking lots, including parking pockets, should now be drawn along the edge of the corresponding markings, except for prohibited parking lots (those are still drawn along the edge of the roadway).
Stated that if the name of an item contains only Cyrillic letters and numbers, the name can be set in just one language and not repeated in the other.
Clarified the rules for naming administrative division units in Russia and former USSR countries.
Added drinking fountains to the list of hydrographic point objects of the “Water pump” type.
Described the technique that can be used to split an item's geometry at a right angle.
Clarified that the class of roads that temporarily become less significant due to construction or repairs should be lowered.
If a road is undergoing construction or repairs, the class of the roads used as a detour is still raised to avoid breaks in the high-class road network.
Allowed to map non-capital structures on piers as well as stationary watercraft that work as piers.
Clarified which characters in item names are considered special characters and not used in Yandex Map Editor.
Updated rules for drawing exits on the map:
- If extended 1.16.2 markings separate with-flow traffic lanes, the exits are drawn as a trapezoid, provided that there's no lane section specifically allocated for public transport between them.
- If there's a section between these exits that is specifically allocated for public transport (and taxis, if there are no additional signs), the exits should be drawn according to the general rule (without artificial rounding).
Created the format of adding addresses of villas in the UAE.
Clarified the rules for translating the names of administrative division types in the Russian Federation.
See Translation rules (3.1).
Updated the definition of “Garden” type items in the Yandex Map Editor.
Creating postal codes in the Republic of Belarus is allowed.
This clarification applies along with the rule for raising the class of roads used as a detour when class 6 or higher roads are undergoing construction or repairs so that no breaks in the network of high-class roads occur.
Clarified that abbreviations can be used in railway station names.
Updated the criteria and indicators for becoming a moderator.
Listed the rules for drawing similar items located close to each other on indoor maps.
Updated the rules for drawing organization placemarks on the map.
See 126.96.36.199 (p. 2).
Added an example of an abbreviation to be used in addresses.
Updated the rules for drawing roads as one and two lines.
Clarified that geometric park nesting on the map is not a mistake.
You can draw a “park, square” type item inside a larger “park, square” type item provided it doesn't violate other vegetation item drawing rules.
Expanded the list of items in the “Event location, local landmark” category.
Organized recreational areas that have a name (including the name of the project they were created in honor of) are mapped as belonging to the “Event location, local landmark” category.
See Location and organization classification (1.1.3).
Updated the rules for selecting public transport routes for mapping.
Clarified the rules for drawing parallel parking.
If a country's traffic code prohibits parking cars within a certain distance of public transport stops, measure the radius from the boundaries of the transport stop pavilion in the absence of road markings and signs that determine the stop's boundaries.
Clarified the rules for using the “On demand” name when naming public transport stops.
If a stop has multiple name options, one of which is “On demand”, use the more informative name as the official name without adding “On demand” to it. You can add the “On demand” name as a synonym.
Added a subsection that describes the items in the “Places” category in the UAE.
Specified that official names of items in this category should include the type of organization along with its proper name. Preferably also add the For caption on map name without the type.
Decided that in vegetation item names, the geographic term is written after the adjective.
For example: Central Park of Culture and Recreation, Naberezhny Park.
Clarified that taxis are not public transport moving along a permanent route.
That should be taken into account when setting road network attributes (for example, vehicle accessibility).
Added a section for mapping rules in Israel.
Added the subsections about addresses and roads.
Clarified that address plates with a letter are considered house numbers provided they're not placed above the entrance.
Clarified that stairs (including stairs at an entrance) are drawn on the map if they lead to areas located no higher than the building's first floor.
Clarified that parking spot lines in cities can be drawn in more detail along paved roads of class 1-7 following signs and markings (or by referring to the traffic laws if there aren't any signs).
Added that the road must be paved for this rule to apply.
See point 188.8.131.52.2.
- Updated the rules for drawing organization placemarks on the map: clarified that organization names written only on the door to the organization are not considered signs.
Extended the ban on mapping meaningless addresses: there should be no addresses with the “without an address”, “without a number”, or similar attributes on the map.
Clarified that public transport accessibility doesn't have to be edited for existing maneuvers.
See section 184.108.40.206.
- Clarified that sections of Class 10 roads that connect sidewalks with pedestrian crossings should be attributed in the same way as the sidewalks they connect with pedestrian crossings.
See Section 220.127.116.11.3.
- Clarified that when drawing items located on stylobates or building roofs, they must match the geometry of the stylobates or roofs. If necessary, they should be shifted to match the stylobate or roof polygon drawn on the map.
- Fence lines may not be drawn on top of building polygons except when the fence is under a building (for example, under a building on stilts).
- Clarified the rules for writing numbers and Latin characters in Arabic: for official names in Arabic, Latin characters and Western digits should be used, while alternative spellings can be listed as synonyms.
- Through passages can be drawn inside buildings as Class 10 roads, provided that the passages are accessible to the public.
- Clarified that only proper names in descriptive and technical names of administrative divisions should be capitalized.
- Updated the description of the “Memorial plaque, foundation stone” category in the Location and organization classification. It now also includes groups of sculptures that are decorative architectural elements of buildings.
See section 1.6.3 of the Location and organization classification.
- Forbids naming terminal public transport stops using the “On demand” name.
Clarified that when drawing trees and shrubs on the territory of parks in detail, they should be attributed using the “Woodlands” type.
Clarified that in the name for the caption, item types consisting of multiple words should be abbreviated (provided that doesn't violate the agreement of the word forms in the name).See 18.104.22.168.2.8.
Clarified that turns in stairs, adjacent pedestrian roads, or class 10 roads that connect pedestrian crossings to the road network don't have to be rounded, preserving their actual geometry instead.
Clarified that the standard speed limit on Class 8 roads in Uzbekistan is 20 km/h.
Updated the rules for drawing roads as two lines.
Roads with three or more traffic lanes in one direction or two or more lanes in each direction provided there's a double solid line are drawn using two lines.
Roads with oncoming traffic lanes separated by an element that stands out physically and/or using road markings and separates adjacent roadways (and road sections not intended for traffic or stopping vehicles) are drawn using two lines.
Roads that feature tram tracks vehicles can't or aren't permitted to drive to (elevated above the road or separated by a solid line) are also drawn using two lines.
When drawing roads using one or two lines, consider central turning lanes (such as in the US) full-fledged traffic lanes.
Added the “With-flow taxi lane” option to the road network attributes.
The “With-flow taxi lane” attribute indicates that taxis can drive through a traffic lane specifically allocated for public transport going in the same direction (on one-way streets) if there is such a lane.
Taxis can drive on traffic lanes specifically allocated for public transport at all times except when the sign for lanes specifically allocated for public transport is accompanied by a 3.1 “No entry” sign.
Clarified in the rule for describing items of the “Traffic light” type that exit lanes end at their intersection with the main road.
“Technical” intersections with other sections of the road network should be ignored.
Clarified in the rules for drawing fences that the fence line can't be drawn on top of items from the “Building” category.
Specified in the rules for translating names that if an item name contains an abbreviation with no commonly recognized equivalent in Russian the abbreviation in the translation should be left in its original form (using Latin characters).
Translate or transcribe the remaining part of the name (the part that doesn't contain an abbreviation) according to the general rules for specifying item names on the map.
For example: JVT District 4 → район JVT 4.
Don't enter a caption name for such items.
Clarified that for territories that different states recognize differently, the locally used name (in the local language) is set for toponyms.
Don't enter names for such items in other languages without specifying the name used locally.
Clarified that it's permitted to leave sharp corners when drawing ramp turns and mapping pedestrian crossings where they adjoin stairs.
Specified that if a locality's name consists of a number (ID) and an indication that it belongs to an organization, it shouldn't have a map caption name.
For example: Gardening Co-op No. 5 of the Vichug Manufactory.
Clarified that it's permitted to use initials that consist only of the first letter of the name in Yandex Map Editor.
Clarified that it's permitted to decline names when specifying commonly accepted names in Russian in regions where Russian is actively used along with the local language.
- Cyrillic characters: Ш. Уәлиханов көшесі.
- Latin characters: Sh. Ýálıhanov kóshesi.
- Russian: улица Ш. Уалиханова.
Specified in the general rules that if a U-turn is not separated from the main road by the relevant marking (“traffic island”) but is actually located at a distance from the oncoming traffic lane, it must be drawn as a separate line in the road network.
A screenshot of a similar situation from the UAE was added to illustrate this case.
Added an alternative name option for unnamed items from the “Pass office, security checkpoint” category.
The “Pass office” name is used for organizations that register and issue passes, while the “Checkpoint” name is given to security posts, pass control points, and similar facilities.
Clarified that zip code values are set in the “Zip code” field in the “Address” panel regardless of how many addresses are associated with them.
Specified that parking pockets in front of building entrances are drawn as parking lots regardless of road markings if cars parked on them don't block access to building entrances, garbage collection points, or other yard infrastructure items.
Added a screenshot with an example of a similar item.
Clarified that the Exit attribute is also assigned to lanes used for parking cars or as driveways to yards provided they are marked as a “traffic island”.
Clarified that roads in underground parking lots with no buildings above them can be mapped.
Clarified that accessibility for bicycles must be enabled in the road sign maps before creating a maneuver on a Class 10 road even if accessibility to bicycles is disabled on the road sections used in the maneuver.
See section 22.214.171.124.
Specified that seasonal items operating out of a permanent location during their high season can be mapped.
For example: Christmas tree lots, melon markets, soft drink kiosks, and so on.
Objects operating on an irregular basis are not mapped as items of the “Places” category.
For example: pop-up markets, mobile stalls moving around the city, shops that deliver goods to settlements on certain days, and so on.
However, such items can be mapped in the “Buildings” layer if they meet the requirements for drawing buildings on the map.
Clarified that when creating new addresses in a residential area with private houses, placing an address point in the center of the building is preferable but not required.
Updated the rules for assigning zip codes in Yandex Map Editor.
Zip codes are only created and used within Russia and Kazakhstan.
Depending on the country, the zip code placemark is placed either in the center of the post office with the specified zip code (if a single zip code corresponds to multiple addresses), or the center of the building (if one zip code corresponds to one address).
Only the zip code ID is specified in the official name (such as 117465 or B00G8P7).
A zip code value is set in the Address panel's Zip code field regardless of how many addresses are associated with that zip code.
Clarified the rules for drawing double-purpose grounds on the map.
Athletic fields that also function as playgrounds (featuring at least one attribute of a children's playground, such as a swing or carousel) belong to the “Playground” category.
Playgrounds designed for team games (small basketball courts or soccer fields of non-standard size) are mapped as items from the “Athletic field, workout” category.
Clarified that free-standing benches that are not part of larger objects are marked on the map, even if they are located in front of a stage or another map item.
Clarified the criteria for “smooth” outlines that must be adhered to when drawing items in Yandex Map Editor.
Sections of items that are not straight should be drawn using as few vertexes as possible (while maintaining the smoothness of the outline at all map scales (all the way to 18):
Updated the paragraph of the local rules for assigning names of all types in the UAE.
Specified that abbreviations in item names are not translated from English into Russian. Instead, the Russian name should be written in Latin characters.
Clarified that the definite article “Al” is transliterated from English into Russian as “Аль” (except for commonly accepted names in Russian such as Рас-эль-Хайма).
Added to the general rules an example of a complex interchange in the UAE that requires drawing exits as separate lanes.
Updated the rules for drawing tram line sections on the map.
Added a description for the “With-flow bus lane” road network attribute.
The “With-flow bus lane” attribute indicates that there is a traffic lane specifically allocated for public transport going in the same direction (only for one-way road sections).
Set the value to “Yes” (check the box) for road sections that are parts of these type of roads. For all other road sections, you can set the value to “No” (don't check the box):
If a public transport lane ends immediately before the intersection and continues immediately after it, set the attribute without any gaps in the network (this also applies to intersections with intra-block driveways).
Clarified that technical restrictions should be mapped using as few road network lines as possible.
Technical restrictions include restrictions on longer intersections when there is a shorter way using an exit or main road as well as restrictions on short intersections not allowed by traffic regulations.
See section 3.3.4.
Specified that temporary (construction) addresses shouldn't be deleted from the map after an official address is assigned to the buildings if those addresses correspond to the general rules for drawing addresses in Yandex Map Editor.
Clarified that free-standing benches with a roof or canopy that do not have any additional space apart from the bench also belong to the “Bench” type.
Specified in the “Indoor maps” section that shopping and business center entrance lobbies that are an isolated space before the main hall inside the shopping or business center should be drawn as a separate area.
The “round space” designed exclusively for revolving doors is not drawn as a separate area.
Updated the list of infrastructure element types in “Indoor maps”.
Added the following types to the description: “Elevator for the disabled”, “Emergency desk”, and “Waste collection area”.
Clarified in the local rules for Turkey that it is allowed to use a space when writing names of apartments and blocks that contain a letter.
For example, C Blok.
Specified that mapping brand names of residential complexes found in the internet search results is allowed, even if the name looks like a descriptive one.
For example: residential complex Na Lugovoy, Gazprom residential complex.
See 126.96.36.199.7 (paragraph 6).
Clarified that vegetation within items from the “Park, square” category should be drawn in detail.
When drawing lawns on the map, shrubs and trees must also be included.
Do not simplify urban vegetation polygons.
Specified that if a road follows a stylobate, the “Level A” and “Level B” values do not change.
Location and organization classification continues to be updated.
Updated the list of scenarios in which the address point may not be drawn inside the building polygon.
Address points may be drawn outside the footprint of the building they correspond to if the address:
- Is associated with buildings or structures not mapped as items of the “Building” type (such as bridges, underground pedestrian crossings, and other underground structures).
- Is related to a building not yet mapped in Yandex Map Editor.
- Corresponds to an area rather than a specific building inside the area.
Clarified that the “Bicycle” value should not be disabled for sidewalks that run along an intra-block driveway.
See Section 188.8.131.52.3.
Added the “Park” type to the list of geographical types that should be specified after the adjective in names.
For example: Tsentralny park kultury i otdykha, Naberezhny park.
Clarified the types of pools that can be drawn on the map.
Only stationary pools are mapped (frame pools are not).
Specified in the local rules for the UAE that for roads of minimal significance with sidewalks mapped alongside them, the pedestrian accessibility attribute in the “Accessible by” field should remain enabled.
Created a local paragraph that describes administrative division in the UAE.
Localities and similar items that cover the entire territory of the UAE and are the smallest administrative division units used to divide the entire country (both inside and outside cities), including city districts, are mapped as items of the “Locality” type with the “Is a municipality” option selected.
Level 3 administrative division units (“District”) are parents for level 4 items (“Locality”).
Clarified that partial fences with breaks at equal distances from each other that allow free passage of pedestrians or vehicles are not drawn on the map.
Such fences include chainless posts, partial fences with breaks, and so on.
Updated the rules for drawing organization placemarks on the map.
If the organization is located in a movable object like a van or mobile shop, the organization placemark is drawn where the organization's main sign is.
Clarified the rules for drawing moving walkways in “Indoor maps”.
Moving walkways operating within the same floor are drawn as barriers.
The rule for drawing moving walkways as separate areas corresponds to the similar rule that applies to escalators and staircases (they are not drawn as separate areas if they don't belong to any particular area and there is free passage under them).
Specified that “Official” names must be entered for each of the languages the item name is added in.
Described the details for naming cemeteries using the name of the closest locality or a religious denomination.
Those names can be used as official names. It is preferable to use the short version of the name. If the short version of the name can't be used, specify the full name of the locality.
Relaxed the rules for drawing fences that have breaks or are partial.
If there are breaks in the fence or the fence is partial, it is preferable (but not mandatory) to draw the fence in the same way: with the breaks in it or so that it does not completely surround the territory.
Clarified that roads leading to roofs can be drawn for buildings of the “Stylobate” type.
Created a section of rules naming items of all item types in the UAE.
Specified that English must be used as the source language when translating and transliterating toponyms into other languages, and the local (Arabic) language must be used when translating and transliterating into English.
Described the rules for drawing toll collection points on the map as items of the “Locations” type.
Toll collection points on road sections are drawn as a single item if one structure is used to collect the payment for the whole section and as multiple items if separate structures are used to collect payment for each section between the collection points.
Clarified that polygons for “Fence” and “Territory” type items should match.
If a territory's polygon partially overlaps with the polygon of a fence or a body of water, draw the territory's boundaries so that they match those of the specified items (align them without leaving any gaps).
This rule also applies to fences.
Specified that chainless posts between the road and the sidewalk are not considered physical barriers.
When drawing and editing road network sections, such posts should be ignored.
Clarified the rules for using hyphens in item names.
In item names that refer to the route start and end points using a hyphen, the hyphen is separated by spaces on both sides (for example, the Ponga - Onega ice crossing).
Updated and clarified the administrative division schema for Serbia.
Added examples of greenhouses that are not drawn on the map.
Specified that omitting the type in the item name when translating it into non-local languages is allowed if it is not used or its spelling is unknown.
If it is used and its spelling is known, its map item type is added to the official full name of the division unit.
Clarified that sections of toll roads should be mapped with no breaks.
The “Toll” attribute value can't be assigned to road network sections that are disconnected from the toll road network and create breaks in it.
Clarified that boom gates or gates that are located close to each other and function as a composite checkpoint must be marked with a single “Restricted entry” sign.
This rule also applies to the “boom gate + gate” combination.
Permitted frame greenhouses to be drawn on the map as buildings of the “Structure, building site” type.
Frameless greenhouses and similar structures are not mapped in Yandex Map Editor.
Added English to the rule about mandatory captions with items' names and attributes.
Names and attributes of map items within a given country must be written in at least one of that country's official languages (or in Russian or English).
Clarified that paved pedestrian paths can be drawn in urban areas that are physically distinguished from the surrounding area.
Previously, such items were drawn on the map only if they led to building entrances and individual organizations.
Drawing entrances to one-apartment residential buildings located in residential areas in the UAE is allowed.
Changed the structure of the rules for drawing places and marking placemarks of organizations on the map.
The rules for working with these items did not change. They were instead regrouped and divided into two large blocks: organizations to draw and placing items of the “Locations” layer on the map.
Described the rules for assigning accessibility to public transport in the road network maneuvers.
For the “Legal U-turn” and “Restricted entry” road signs, the public transport attribute in the “Applies to” attribute value must be disabled (inactive).
Employees and users who have permission to work with the “Transport” layer can edit public transport accessibility in maneuvers if necessary.
See 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11.
Clarified that In certain regions, parking signs by default mean that parking is paid.
For example, in Tbilisi.
Pay attention to regional features when adding parking lots to the map.
Updated the list of cases in which the abbreviation “lit” is used in addresses.
If there are two real addresses on the same street that are only different in that one of them uses a space (such as “3Bld361A” and “3Bld361 A”), the “lit” should be written instead of the space (“3Bld361A” and “3Bld361litA”).
Clarified that tram lines on paved roads that are not open to vehicles should not be drawn as separate lines.
Clarified that decorative tram line fragments that have never been used for tram traffic should not be drawn as tram tracks.
An example of such fragments are rails that are a monument or part of a monument.
They can be added to the map in the “Locations” layer.
Clarified that if the traffic light only regulates traffic for a pedestrian or bicycle crosswalk, it should be mapped at the intersection of the road with the pedestrian area.
Specified in the Indoor maps section that if there is no precise information about whether it is possible to pass under a staircase or escalator, they should be drawn as a separate area.
Added “Restricted access” to the list of building types.
This type includes airport passport control areas (the “Restricted access” areas are only drawn by staff).
See Section 18.104.22.168.
Clarified that some terms that are abbreviations in one language may not be abbreviations in other languages.
For example, names of the cardinal directions such as NW, SW, and so on.
Specified in the local rules for Turkey that the “Cadde” type of road is translated into Russian as “улица”.
If there are streets of the same name with the “Cadde” and “Sokak” types on the map, “Cadde” is translated as “проспект”.
Clarified that for items with the İlçe type that do not have a development zone (BUA) of the same name, the center of the administrative division unit is placed in the center of the development zone and not in the item's geometric center.
This clarification is necessary for items of this type to be displayed on the map correctly.
Allowed grounded vehicles (such as decommissioned ships or aircrafts) without a pedestal that are monuments or museum exhibits to be mapped as “Culture and leisure” items.
Clarified that special characters or emojis can't be used in names even if they are used in the trademark.
Clarified that in official item names, a “hyphen” is preferred.
You can use the name that contains a dash as a synonym.
Added an example to the rule of naming administrations of territorial offices.
Such names should be written as follows:
Official: Territorial Office of the Village of Raguli
Caption name: Territorial Office
Synonym, historical: Village Administration
Clarified that military facilities from the list of prohibited items are not drawn on the map even if they're abandoned or inactive.
Clarified that organizations that do not have a separate office of their own are not mapped in Yandex Map Editor.
Among others, such items include sports clubs or the services of coaches who do not have an office of their own (such as coaches who periodically teach classes at a rented skating rink or in a gym).
Clarified that abbreviations in names are always capitalized.
See Section 22.214.171.124.2.3.
Drawing stair railings as Decorative fence type items is allowed.
Clarified that decommissioned tram line fragments can be drawn using the “Tram tracks” type even if they're negligibly small.
Putting the center of a division inside a building polygon for administrative division units that are territories of organizations that hav e given names to streets and addresses is allowed.
For example, this exception applies to administrative division units created for garage co-ops that have assigned numbers to boxes on their territory. In other cases, the centers of administrative division units cannot be placed inside building polygons or cover address points or other places, with the exception of administrative division units that can be drawn without using polygons (see 126.96.36.199.5).
Clarified that separate areas are not drawn for staircases and escalators in the Indoor maps layer if there is free passage under them.
If it is possible to move around the floor unobstructed despite the presence of a staircase or escalator, these items are not drawn on the map.
Created a local section that describes the rules for naming hydrographic items in Japan.
Clarified that gulfs should be mapped within their geographical boundaries and named in accordance with the name of their coastline (“wan”). The geographical name of the gulf and the name of its outer part (“nada”) can be added as synonyms. For example, for Sagami Bay, “Sagami-wan Bay” should be specified as the official name, while “Sagami Bay” and “Sagami-nada Bay” can be added as synonyms.
Expanded the list of main information sources used when creating items of the “Administrative division” layer.
Layouts, signs, or resolutions of organizations that have given unofficial names to streets or addresses on their territory should be used when mapping the territories of organizations that have given unofficial names to streets or addresses.
Clarified that the “Building entrance” attribute is also assigned to the main entrance for public buildings.
The main entrance is usually the one that leads to any elevators there are and may be monitored by a guard or concierge. Intercoms are also usually installed at the main entrance. Main entrances also include main entrances to public buildings.
Described the criteria for naming frontage roads on the map.
Frontage roads that run along major city streets for multiple blocks can be named, provided they do not have a unique name of their own. In that case, frontage roads must start and end on the main road (not at a dead end) or a street that intersects with the main road.
Such items are assigned the same name as the main street, with “frontage road” added to the name in parentheses. If a frontage road has its own name, “frontage road” should be added to the road name in parentheses. For example: Sibirsky Trakt (frontage road).
Clarified that on road sections with the “Pedestrian crossing” design feature, the vehicle accessibility attribute is set in accordance with traffic regulations.
For example, in the Republic of Belarus, according to the local traffic regulations, cyclists do not have to dismount when crossing pedestrian crossings. In Russia, only pedestrians are allowed to use such crossings.
Clarified that unpaved parking lots can be mapped if the area is clearly designated for parking cars and the entrance to it is restricted by a boom gate, chain, fence, or similar.
If any of these conditions is not met, the parking lot is not mapped.
Clarified that item names shouldn't be written in all uppercase (capital) letters, even if their trademark is written in capital letters in their articles of incorporation.
Updated the rules for using names of the “For caption on map” type.
In localities and regions where parent items are often included in addresses, the “For caption on map” names must be specified in addition to the official name so the items are correctly displayed on the map.
For example, in Naberezhnye Chelny, in addition to the double addresses (by street and by block), the block number is duplicated in the addresses of buildings.
Prohibited indicating in the item name that it is related to the army.
Cases when such items are open for visitors (for example: administrative buildings, hospitals, educational institutions, research institutions, or museums) are an exception to this rule.
Clarified the section of the rules about the administrative division of Turkey.
Development zones (“BUA”) must have the same information attributes (name, population) as the parent item they are created for.
Added examples of benches that can be mapped to the Location and organization classification.
Hand-made stationary structures used as benches also belong in this category.
Clarified that the form of ownership for territories that include gardening areas must be included in the official name as an acronym.
Clarified that the item type for tubing trails and snow parks is specified in the names of the “For caption the map” type.
Updated description for a “connected road network”.
In a connected road network, road sections are connected both geographically and in terms of attributes, which means various types of vehicles are able to use them.
If a certain type of vehicle can't get to or leave a road network section which it is not located in a large restricted area or an isolated terrain item, this section is considered excluded from the connected road network and requires editing its geography or attributes.
See section 188.8.131.52.1.
Clarified that if the category unambiguously and exhaustively defines the item, then only the item's proper name is specified in its official name.
It is allowed to map railway turntable and transfer table tracks that are not connected to the railway network. Through tracks inside ground structures are not drawn on the map, even to create a connected graph.
Clarified that administrative divisions of the Belde type in Turkey are not marked as a “Municipality”.
Clarified that the names of administrative unit types in Serbia start with lowercase letters in both Cyrillic and Latin script.
Allowed drawing local communities (mesne zajednice) with objects of the “Block” (level 7) type.
See 4.5.3 and 4.5.15.
Allowed naming entrances to specialized medical units and entrances to organizations for different types of visitors.
Described the criteria for assigning a one-way traffic attribute on Class 8 roads without corresponding signs.
Refined the wording of the point where the railway crossing maneuver is set.
Updated the list of categories in the Location and organization classification to match Yandex Business data.
Clarified that if there are two entrances with an intercom, the one that has a plate with the range of apartment numbers is considered the main entrance.
Updated rules for filling in object names of the caption type.
Clarified that entrances to car washes and similar organizations are considered as such when there is an entrance for customers or only one entrance to the organization property.
Clarified the rules for using the "pavement" attribute.
Added a requirement for using the corner rounding tool.
Clarified that addresses whose parent items are organizations without a proper name are not marked on the map.
Added a definition for urban highways.
See Section 184.108.40.206.1.
Updated the rules for naming trails.
Clarified that rumble strips are not considered speed bumps or marked on the map.
Clarified that the name of the "Also known as, historical" type is not set for streets if it matches the official name of another item of the Road category located in the same locality.
You can now draw items of the Decorative fence type around enclosures in zoos and amusement parks.
See Section 220.127.116.11.
Clarified that you should add apartment details to the address in the entrance attributes for buildings instead of to the address itself.
Expanded the list of categories in the Location and organization classification to match Yandex Business data.
Clarified that pockets for perpendicular parking with two or more rows located on one or both sides of the road are drawn as polygon parking.
Added examples of abbreviating address details when adding them to the map.
The word "pavilion" is abbreviated as "pav" (for example, "12pav6"), and the word "section" is abbreviated as "sect" (for example, "12sect2").
Updated the rules for drawing vegetation on the map.
The external polygon of vegetation items is drawn based on the actual vegetation boundaries rather than the line of tree canopies.
Added an example when an administrative division of the Named territory type is subordinate to an administrative division of a level higher than locality.
For example, Dolgoe Urochische in Voskresensky District.
Clarified that for city districts, the locality or larger city district with the smallest area that completely encompasses this district is selected as the parent.
Added a description of the "Outdoor pool" hydrographic polygonal item type.
This type includes all outdoor pools, those located on private property included, even if they do not have a name.
Updated the rules for entering names of the "Also know as, historical" type.
If the "Also known as, historical" name is identical to the official name of another object within the same level-1 administrative unit (country), delete this name.
Please note that this rule now only applies to items in the Administrative division category.
- You can now draw “speed bumps” and other similar items on the map.
See 3.8.5. Speed bumps.
- Changed the rules for drawing organization placemarks on the map.
Clarified that you can draw parallel parking lots along class-8 roads that are part of the urban paid parking network regardless of whether they have their own separate territory.
See point 18.104.22.168.2.
Added a description of a new situation when a tram line can be drawn using two lines: when tram tracks are located on different sides of the same roadway (in addition to tram tracks that form circles.
Now you don't have to specify the height of buildings under construction or one- or two-story buildings.
Clarified that in residential buildings, service entrances also include entrances to organizations inaccessible for visitors.
Updated the rules for adding unofficial addresses used locally to the map.
Clarified that road sections that are parallel to the main road and separated from it by a dividing line and/or bus lane can be drawn.
Added examples of items of the “Other terrain items” type (for example, peninsula, cape, desert, quarry, ravine, mountain range, salt marsh, spoil tip).
Clarified that organization names are only written in uppercase (capital) letters only if their trademark is written in uppercase (capital) letters in their articles of incorporation.
Added rules for naming cell towers.
Clarified that bike accessibility is enabled for underground and aboveground pedestrian crosswalks and stairways if they have a ramp accessible to bicycles.
Described the “Movement type” and “Departure” fields usually found in inaccuracy cards for routes.
See 2.11.2 (1.1).
Clarified the rules for listing multiple categories for an organization on the map: multiple categories are only indicated for organizations located on the same premises and whose main activity fits the description for each category.
Clarified that when an organization moves to a new location, you need to create a new item and change the status of the old item in Yandex Business to “Permanently closed”.
Clarified that proper names of administrative divisions beginning with a preposition are capitalized.
In other cases, prepositions and conjunctions in toponyms are written in lowercase.
Described the rules for displaying organizations that suspended operations or changed their name as well as those that opened on the site of businesses that ceased operations.
In case of rebranding or change of ownership, don't edit the item on the map until the organization officially opens under the new brand.
If a chain temporarily suspends operations for any reason, do not delete its organizations from the map.
When a new organization officially opens in place of one that closed down, delete the old item from the map and create a new one in its place.
Changed the pedestrian road closure duration sufficient to set the “Under construction” option.
You can now assign the “Under construction” attribute to pedestrian roads undergoing construction or repairs for a period of two months or more.
Added a new item type to the “Decorative object, plaque” category: information stands in parks or along tourist routes outside indoor maps.
See Location and organization classification, section 1.1.4.
Clarified that if the stairs are part of a sidewalk that is inaccessible to bikes, bike accessibility for stairs should also be disabled.
Added an illustrated example of this item type.
Added new territory types on the map.
The “Territories” layer now also shows playgrounds and dog parks.
Clarified that if a block is marked as "Doesn't have an official status" and is located near another block with the same name, the shortened type is used in its caption.
For example, the caption names of the Romashka Subdistrict and Romashka Residential Complex located close to each other will be Romashka and Romashka Residential Complex, respectively. This rule only applies to items in post-Soviet countries.
Clarified that parking pockets located along a road of class 7 or higher where more than one car in a row can be parked are drawn as a parking placemark rather than a linear item.
In localities, designated parking pockets along roads of classes 1-7 where only single-row parking is allowed are drawn as linear items.
Clarified that prepositions and conjunctions in toponyms are always written in lowercase.
This rule applies only to items located in post-Soviet countries.
Updated mapping rules for Turkey:
- Clarified that for numbered street names, a dot should be placed after the number (for example: 123. Sok.).
- Updated the map of administrative divisions.
- Clarified that there are no Belde in metropolitan areas, and items of the Yayla, Mevki, and Mezra type can only be mapped as administrative divisions of the "Named territory" category.
Clarified that you can draw one-way entrances and exits from the underground parking if they are located in close proximity to each other.
In this case, connect the entrance and exit sections with an arc within the structure without leading them into the building.
Clarified that if there are breaks in a fence, you should draw it with the breaks or show that it does not completely surround the territory.
When drawing fences with gates or boom gates, avoid breaking the fence line.
Entrances and exits to restricted territories should be displayed as pedestrian paths or motorways so you can mark the entrance or exit. The best option is also to draw the end behind the fence line.
Added a feature that helps users link roads to vegetation.
Road network items include different alleys and walkways on the territory of vegetation items.
Roads can be linked to vegetation items if they aren't in the list of official streets of their locality and are named by the administration of the vegetation item. Otherwise, link the road to the administrative division.
In the local rules, you can apply internal addresses on organization territory.
Described cases where a locality can be included in a public transport stop name.
Expanded the list of objects in the "Named territory" administrative division category.
They also include advanced socio-economic development territories.
Clarified the rules for displaying permanent barriers on the map.
Clarified the class for public transport lanes separated from the main road by a physical divider.
Such sections receive class 7 status (roads of minimal significance).
Clarified how to enter the speed limit if it differs by time of day.
If the speed limit for a road section differs by time of day, enter the daytime value for the attribute.
Removed the point about the overall lowest speed limit.
There was a rule that if the speed limit on a section for the direction A→B is lower than the speed limit for the direction B→A, the overall lowest speed limit on the section is used. That decision was reversed.
Clarified that addresses without letters are entered on the map in one of the country's official languages.
Clarified that monuments, memorial plaques, murals, tombs, and similar items located inside buildings are not mapped.
Described cases where the entrance to an underground parking lot or a parking lot inside a building is located at a distance from its actual location.
In these cases, parking placemarks are mapped at the beginning of the entrance.
Added a “Model layout” category for indoor maps.
This category includes model layouts for shopping and entertainment centers (railroad model layouts, miniature cities and attractions) as well as models of residential complexes in sales offices and decorative installations in business centers.
If there are obstacles on both sides of the road, set the road section class to 10 (Pedestrian and bike paths) but don't mark it with the "Prohibited maneuver" road sign.
Obstacles might include, for example, concrete blocks or gates not even used by staff, tenant, or corporate vehicles.
Clarified that the boundaries of bodies of water that are shared by two or more countries and have different names in those countries are determined by the shore line and the line of the state border.
In these cases, two or more hydrographic items with different names are created on the map.
The list of items with the Limited parking type now includes electric vehicle parking.
This type also includes other parking lots intended for vehicles of a certain type (such as taxi parking).
Added the Security checkpoint, pass point category to the Location and organization classification.
Added rules for creating and editing organization entrances.
See Sections 22.214.171.124. Adding an entrance to a building and then linking it to an organization, 3.6.3. Entrances to organizations outside Indoor maps, and 3.18.3. Entrances to organizations on Indoor maps.
Expanded the list of items classified as localities.
It now also includes cottage settlements and similar localities that are fenced off from the surrounding structures and have the same developer or seller as well as their own brand name.
Clarified that permanently installed road posts separating oncoming roadways are used to draw roads using two lines.
The same rules apply when roadways are divided by a barrier.
Clarified that guest and service entrances to the territories of residential complexes, cottage settlements, and so on can be drawn as well as those on organization territories.
For all entrances, a “Restricted entry” road sign should be added, with a “Prohibited maneuver” road sign added in the same intersection of the road graph for service entrances.
Clarified the rules for drawing barriers on roads.
Clarified that in the Russian Federation and ex-USSR countries, the item type for districts (level 3) includes their full typological description without the proper name.
Expanded the list of cases where you shouldn't include the item type in the item's name.
Don't include it in the names of items whose proper names already contain their type.
See also Section 126.96.36.199.1.3.
Added a definition for the “Hotel” category.
See Section 1.9.1 (Location and organization classification).
Expanded the list of items restricted from display in Turkey.
Changed the rules for displaying ski trails on Yandex Map Editor.
They are now marked as a new road type: “Trail”.
You can now draw above-ground sections of metro lines.
They are not included in composite items.
Updated the rules for setting the “Center” attribute for administrative divisions.
The regional district center attribute can only be set for localities that are centers of level 3 (Regional district) divisions subordinate to level 2 (Region) and higher divisions.
City districts classified as level 3 (Regional district) divisions can also be set as regional district centers.
Added a description of the “Stylobate” building type and its differences from other types of buildings.
A stylobate is a low-rise structure adjacent to a high-rise building where cars and pedestrians can move around and where the items of courtyard infrastructure and vegetation are located.
Structures that are similar except without the infrastructure and vegetation are not marked as the “Stylobate” type.
Clarified that administrative divisions that are located in the same development area as municipalities and don't have documented borders can be drawn as places without polygons.
Mark them as level 6 administrative divisions (Named territories).
Examples are mevkii and semty in Turkey.
Updated and expanded the section that describes the administrative divisions in Turkey.
Also added Turkey's administrative division hierarchy.
Clarified that for new items in the “Buildings” layer, the condition attribute can't be set to “Planned”.
See Section 188.8.131.52.
Clarified that benches at public transport stops are not mapped.
See Section 11.7.1.
Clarified the rules for drawing development areas in countries where the lowest administrative divisions cover the entirety of their parent divisions.
See Section 184.108.40.206.4.
Updated the rule for setting the value of the “Center” attribute.
See Section 220.127.116.11.
You can now draw fences along any roads, not just public ones.
See Section 18.104.22.168.
Clarified that separate handicapped parking spaces in public or restricted parking areas are not drawn as places.
You can only draw them in the “Indoor maps” and “Parallel parking” layers.
See Section 22.214.171.124.2.
Added an example of an administrative division that is the parent of an address and whose descriptive name can be added to the map.
See sections 126.96.36.199.1.2.
Clarified that if multiple signs with different names are posted at a public transport stop and used equally often, they are written in the official name field separated by a slash (/).
See Section 188.8.131.52.1.1.6.
Updated the rules for captioning “residential complexes”.
Residential complexes and buildings with proper names should now only have their proper name in the caption rather than including the type.
See Section 184.108.40.206.7.
Specified that seasonal pedestrian paths formed in winter (ski trails and paths that pass over bodies of water as well as other items available only in winter) are not mapped.
See Section 220.127.116.11.
Clarified that garbage enclosures are mapped as buildings of the “Structure, building” category (they are drawn in addition to the item of the “Places” type rather than instead of it).
See Section 18.104.22.168.
The list of engineering infrastructure facilities now includes distribution transformer substations (abbreviated for captions as “DTS”).
See Section 22.214.171.124.
Updated the rule for drawing indoor maps of mixed-use buildings: don't draw indoor maps for business centers located on the upper floors of shopping centers if they're not part of the shopping center and access to them is limited.
See Section 126.96.36.199.6.
Updated the rule for setting the Roundabout attribute: it must be confirmed by a corresponding road sign or similar set of signs (depending on the country).
See Section 188.8.131.52.3.
Clarified that when parking availability is changed temporarily (during the winter or road construction), parking attributes are only edited if new road signs are installed or in accordance with the traffic regulations.
News sources mentioning temporary changes in parking rules can't be the basis for such edits.
See Section 184.108.40.206.7.
Clarified that time restrictions are only specified for roads with vehicle traffic, while time limits are specified for pedestrians and all transport types. Time limits can't be set for public transport.
See 3.3.4. Road signs, Section 8.
- Added the following categories to Location and organization classification:
- 11.6.3. Electric Scooter Charging Station
- 12.10.4. Charger rental
Addresses with the word "part" can now be displayed on the map.
When adding such addresses, shorten the word "part" as "p", for example, "Tsentralnaya Street, 1p2".
Added a new room type for Indoor maps: indoor area.
Indoor areas are specially equipped areas intended for catering services, recreation, and other services in public areas that are relatively isolated and not intended for through traffic. For example: Food Court, Waiting Room.
See Section 220.127.116.11.
You can now specify the item type for individual buildings in an administrative division.
They include residential complexes that consist of one building, named buildings, and similar objects.
Added an example showing that such items can have names like "Building N" or similar. Specific types are not regulated, so you can use the item type specified in the official name of the item (for example, on the developer's website).
See section 18.104.22.168.7, paragraph 6.
Clarified that time limits can be created for all vehicles types they apply to.
Time limits can apply to all vehicle types, unlike time restrictions, which are only created for roads.
Time limits are set for the specific time intervals they apply to. The specified road sign is invalid the rest of the time.
See section 22.214.171.124.
You can now add cafes located within supermarkets and hypermarkets to indoor maps. For example, a cafe in the Your House store.You can map these items if they have:
- A separate cash register.
- An eating area with tables.
See Location and organization classification, section 8.1. Cafe, Restaurant (paragraph 8.1.2).
Created a section with the rules for adding attributes to administrative divisions in Japan.
It describes the hierarchy of the administrative division system in Japan and the rules for setting and linking attributes.
See section 4.7.2.
- Updated the rule for setting Level A and Level B attributes for rapid transit lines: they both must have a value of 0.
- Updated the rules for drawing parking spot lines: they are now drawn with gaps at intersections with exits that are perpendicular to them.
- Indoor maps can now include vending machines.
- Separate areas can now be allocated for organizations that have an isolated space for the vendor.
- Updated the rules for drawing and adding attributes to parking lots located on the roofs of buildings.
- Updated the list of items you can't draw on the map.
- Updated the road network drawing rules.
- Updated the rule for assigning the Under construction attribute to road sections. If assigning this attribute isolates adjacent sections from the road network, you need to:
- Assign the Under construction attribute to dead-end road sections of class 8 or higher and set their class to 7.
- Disable accessibility for vehicles for road sections of class 9 or 10.
- Changed the rule for drawing parking spots: on class 1-7 roads, parking spot lines are now drawn along the edge of the roadway.
- If a road section temporarily allows two-way traffic, change the value of the "Direction of traffic" attribute to "Traffic allowed in both directions."
- Updated the rules for drawing indoor maps.
- Added a rule for drawing side sections of railway tracks.
- Updated the rules for drawing fences. When there's more than one fence perimeter and there are no buildings, roads, or other items between the perimeters, you only need to draw the outer fence.
- Updated the information about Industry buildings. This type should now include all buildings within industrial zones, except for:
Administrative buildings of industrial enterprises (label these Offices)
Garages located in garage co-cops (should be labeled as the Structure, building site type).
See sections 126.96.36.199. Type.
- Updated the rule for drawing parking lots: dead-end expansions of drive ways within blocks should be drawn as polygonal objects.
See section 188.8.131.52.1.4.
- Updated the rules for drawing fences and adding attributes to them.
See 3.17. Fences.
- The Urban forest vegetation items got a type update: their type changed from Woodland to Park, square.
See 184.108.40.206. Type.
- As an exception, vegetation items (as well as terrain, hydrography, and road infrastructure items) without official names can be named if they are used as city landmarks in official documents (as well as in media and public transport stop names), or on local internet forums and major websites, provided that the naming is consistent across all sources. If the name of an item is only mentioned in historical sources, don't name it on the map.
See sections 220.127.116.11.1.2.
- Updated rules for assigning types to rooms when adding attributes to indoor maps:
- When drawing new indoor maps, all rooms that house organizations are allocated the “Business type”
- When an organization is shut down, the room type shouldn't be changed to “Staff” and should be left as “Business”.
See Section 3.18.3. Indoor areas.
- Changed the rules for mapping organizations located in abandoned settlements: after they close down, their subcategory changes to “1.1. Attraction” (“1.1.2. Event location, local landmark”), while the status is left as “open”. See 18.104.22.168.
- Added a description for the new road section attribute: oncoming bicycle lane sign.
- Changed the rule for mapping entrances in Turkey.
- We added rules for new Yandex Map Editor items: apartment numbers.
See Section 22.214.171.124.2. Apartment numbers.
- We extended the scope of the rule that specifies the level of detail when drawing the road network in regard to pedestrian paths that lead to building entrances.
- We've changed the rule for drawing road sections under construction. Now you can draw them on the map as soon as the terrain starts to get prepared for the construction.
- We changed the rules for naming utility objects. Operators are no longer specified in the “Also known as” names.
See Section 126.96.36.199.
Changed the format of ground transport schedule to 48-hour.
Updated the rule for adding attributes to frontage roads.
See Section 188.8.131.52.5. Frontage.
Updated the rule for drawing road signs with time restrictions (those only valid during specific times) for pedestrian roads and shared-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians.
See 184.108.40.206. Adding road signs, paragraph 8.
The rules for setting parent divisions were updated:
For blocks, the administrative unit with the smallest area that completely encompasses that block is selected as the parent (except for those of the “area of the city” and the “named territory” types).
See Section 220.127.116.11.7. Blocks (level 7).
Gardening co-ops of the same name.
See Section 18.104.22.168.4. Locality (level 4).
- Rules were added for drawing and naming seasonal roads.
See Section 22.214.171.124. Rules for drawing seasonal roads.
The rule for drawing the indoor map level polygons was clarified. Such a polygon can include the polygons of buildings adjacent to the main building of a shopping or transport object, if these buildings are visually perceived as part of this object, even if they are isolated from it.
See Section 3.18.2.
The rules for placement of item placemarks in the “Place” category were clarified.
See Section 126.96.36.199.
We changed the rules for adding attributes to relief point objects. Now it's permitted to specify the height of such objects.
The naming rules for the administrative divisions in Russia and other former USSR republics were clarified.
A description for the continuous map editing mode was added.
It was clarified that it's allowed to draw items of such categories as “Religion” and “Courtyard and park infrastructure” on the restricted areas.
Updated that surveillance cameras on pedestrian crossings should be classified as Intersection traffic control.
Updated that the names of administrative units are indicated in accordance with the State Catalogue of Geographical Names.
See 188.8.131.52. Name.
Updated that the brackets in the names of administrative units are used in accordance with the State Catalogue of Geographical Names (or similar documents in other countries).
See Section 184.108.40.206.2.3.
“Expressways” are excluded from the definition of motorways (class 1 roads).
See Section 220.127.116.11.1.
Added rules for naming natural objects (vegetation, hydrography, and terrain).
Clarified the cases when an administrative division unit can be subordinate to another unit without being part of it.
See Section 18.104.22.168. Administrative subordination
Specified in which cases the effect of prohibitive signs does not apply to cyclists.
See Section 22.214.171.124.3.
Updated the rules for managing error reports to be sent to the moderator.
Updated the algorithm for managing map inaccuracies: clarified cases for when comments included in an inaccuracy card are marked with an exclamation mark icon.
Updated the list of items you can't draw in Yandex Map Editor. Now you can't draw organizations that are prohibited in a given state on that country's map area.
Section 1.13.7. Picnic area now includes new items in its Location and organization classification: furnished rest areas equipped that are located along highways and indicated with 7.11 Rest area road signs.
Changed the list of types for former or closed organizations that should be mapped if they are local landmarks.
The list of abbreviations to be used in addresses (for Russia and other former Soviet countries) now includes “PO” (post office). This should only be used if omitting “PO” creates a duplicate address.
Added a rule for road sections that are named based on diagrams and internal documents of parks, nature reserves, and similar items: their sections only include pedestrian sections of road.
Updated rules for naming monuments (for Russia and other former Soviet countries).
Updated a rule for drawing boom gates on roads: don't draw them on road sections only accessible by public transport (or only accessible by public transport as well as pedestrians or cyclists).
See 3.3.4. Road signs.
- Updated rules for drawing indoor maps of the following locations:
- Escalators, elevators, store counters, and rooms under stairwells.
- Vending machines and currently uncategorized locations.
- Airport boarding gates.
Updated the rules for adding attributes to administrative divisions in Turkey: they shouldn't be assigned the “City” status.
See section 4.4.2.
You can no longer draw “Location” items (such as electoral districts) on the map if they are permanently located in one place but do not operate on a regular basis.
Updated the rules for setting official names for unnumbered routes.
- Updated rules for drawing and adding attributes to entrances to airports and train stations.
Changed the rules for specifying “official” names for items that have their own name, number (if applicable), and item type. Applies to all items of the following types: Food, Auto, Trade, Finance, Yard and park infrastructure, Sports, as well as Drugstore and Optician subtypes.
- Added a description to the Accessible by wheelchair attribute set for organizations from certain categories.
You can now name items related to polygon hydrography if their names have been brought up in media or on official websites (applies to Russia and other former Soviet countries).
Updated the rules for linking winter roads and ice crossings to administrative divisions.
See section 126.96.36.199.6.
Updated the rule for setting the “Structure type” attribute for sections of road passing through underground parking lots (the “Tunnel” value shouldn't be set for them).
See section 188.8.131.52.3.
Changed the standard for using uppercase in names of organizations.
- Added a rule for setting speed limits indicated by temporary signs that have been installed for more than half a year.
See section 184.108.40.206.2.
Updated the standards for including causeways as parts of larger roads.
Added an exception to the rule that mandates wide pedestrian streets to be connected to road networks.
See 220.127.116.11. Class.
- Updated the rule for drawing well-equipped land transport stops: place the icon in the center of the passenger shelter. If there isn't one, place the icon in the equipped waiting area instead. If there is no equipped platform, place the icon in the center of the road widening meant for public transport parking.
Updated the rule for writing the word “kilometer” in the official names of administrative divisions.
Added a rule for naming indoor map levels: their names can be a number without letters or a combination of numbers and letters.
- Clarified that the names of abolished regions and districts assimilated by new administrative divisions can be added to the names of the newly formed administrative divisions. The complementary names should receive the “Also known as, historical” type until 15 years after the new administrative division has been established.
To learn more, see section 18.104.22.168.6. Also known as, historical
- Added a feature that allows users to create maintenance sections that ensure all water transport lines are in operational condition.
- Updated the rules for drawing rooms within their indoor map level.
- Buildings with indoor maps cannot be edited.
See 3.4. Buildings.
Standardized the rules for adding attributes to “Places” of all types and categories.
- New update: alleys and avenues deemed well-known urban landmarks must now receive the “Attraction” category if they aren't officially considered to be roads or sections of vegetation.
See 1.1. Attraction.
- Added a rule for writing zip codes in addresses.
See Section 22.214.171.124. Zip code
- Updated the rules for naming places from categories linked to Yandex Business.
Now you don't have to specify an item's caption name if it's the same as the official name.
- Expanded the list of cases when you can draw roads that lead to multi-level and underground parking spaces.
- Updated the Location and organization classification:
Added categories for infrastructure-related items: 12.2.37. Industrial infrastructure, 12.11.14. Agricultural infrastructure, 6.2.10. Engineering infrastructure, 9.1.20. Transport infrastructure. The descriptions of these items' former categories have been updated accordingly.
- The “Perinatal care” category was moved from category 2.3. Medical facility to category 2.1. Hospital, clinic.
- Removed categories “Election commissions and polling stations” and “Hotel booking”.
- The Status attribute used for buildings received a new possible value: Planned (such buildings have not yet been constructed, but the official construction plan for a residential complex or cottage settlement lists their specifications). Currently this value is being tested and isn't accessible through edit mode.
See section 126.96.36.199.
- Streets considered pedestrian (like the Tallinn downtown) must now receive attributes that make them accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists.
See section 188.8.131.52.7. Roads of minimal significance (class 7).
- Updated the rules for displaying staff entrances: the “Restricted maneuver” road sign should be placed in the same spot as “Restricted entry” (and not at the nearest intersection).
Updated the rules for translating “Places”: you need to fully translate an item's name if doesn't have a proper name and uses its item type as a stand-in.
- Changed the rule for attributing garden communities and similar settlements: they should have the No official status attribute.
- Updated the rule for drawing piers on stilts: they are drawn as items of bridge type.
Updated the rule for adding attributes to one-way dead-end entrances and exits: two-way traffic must be allowed.
Added a condition for connecting a road graph to isolated settlements: an ice crossing or a winter road.See 184.108.40.206.8.
Expanded the list of item categories linked to Yandex Business that follow the new rules: the Finance, Shopping, Food, Auto, and Business and services categories as well as the Pharmacy, Dentist office, Optometry clinics, and Extracurricular education subcategories.
- Updated rules for naming items in the “Location” category:
- removed the requirement to specify the “also known as” name for cases when the item's “official” name matches its “for caption on map” name
- names of organizations that used to be abbreviations but became acronyms no longer have to be entered in lowercase letters
- added a rule that allows writing an organization's name in lower case if an organization is branded as such
For more information, see 220.127.116.11.2. Name.
- Added a section for mapping rules in Romania.
See section 4.6. Mapping rules: Romania.
- Expanded the list of types for fictional stations (stations that ensure the validity of technical documentation) that are users are prohibited from drawing on the YME.
See section 18.104.22.168.1.
- Clarified the cases when an item type must be specified in an official name: organizations (places) of the Finance, Trade, and Food categories.
- Added a rule for writing compound road names (such as Central Street Large Driveway).
- Expanded the list of cases where parking lots (including parking pockets) can be drawn in non-urban localities.
See point 22.214.171.124.2.
- Updated the rules for transcription of street names: do not use transcription for single-letter street notation.
See section 126.96.36.199.1.6.2 (item 5 in the list).
- Clarified rules for airport names in Russia.
See section 188.8.131.52.1.
Clarified the rule for naming items located in post-Soviet states: their item type must always be used in official names.
See also section 184.108.40.206.1.3.
- 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.
- Added a list of standardized names to use with “Food” organizations (places) that have no proper names of their own (depends on the category).
- Rule update: if the “No traffic” sign is placed on class-8 roads, it is not marked with a Restricted entry road sign.
See 3.3.4. Road signs.
- Updated the format for writing names for numbered kilometers of routes that are parent items for addresses.
- Clarified that passages connecting isolated parts of a road to a larger road network can be drawn for roads that are accessible to pedestrians.
- Removed the clarification about the official languages used in Transdniestria.
- Added a description of attributing organizations (places) in the “Food” category.
- 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.
- Added a description of the new road section attribute “Oncoming lane for taxi”.
- Updated the description of the “Accessible to” road section attribute (added a new type of transport: taxi).
- 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.
See Section 220.127.116.11.3.
Rule update: the section concerning on-land transportation now has new rules for naming stops that use numbers instead of proper names.
See section 18.104.22.168.1.1.9.
Updated the rules for naming land transport stops.
- Rule update: Do not add or edit Level attributes to high-speed transport lines.
See section 22.214.171.124.2.
- 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 126.96.36.199.1
- Updated the rules for cases of including a road section into areas of several streets simultaniously.
See section 188.8.131.52.3.8.
- Rule update: Do not attribute numbers to individual entrances in residential buildings if each entrance has its own address.
See section 184.108.40.206.
Changed the rule for drawing road sections near security checkpoints and toll collection points: abolished the rule for drawing extra road lines to match traffic lanes.
See points 220.127.116.11.10.
Added rules for naming ferry crossings.
See section. 18.104.22.168.3.4. Highways with proper names and no numbers.
Updated the rule for drawing road sections using two lines: added the case where tram tracks are separated from the car lanes by solid markings.
See section 22.214.171.124.1.4.
Updated the rule: the “Residential area” restriction isn't set for 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.
Updated the rule for setting time limits for road signs: time limits should only be set for “Restricted maneuvers” on motorized vehicle roads, and only under specific circumstances.
Rule update: the “Restricted entry” traffic condition can now be used for displaying the “Residential area” signs.
See section 3.3.4. Traffic conditions.
Clarified the rule for setting speed limits for road sections with different speed limits for different lanes (the lowest value must be set) and different types of transport (the value for passenger cars must be set).
See Section 126.96.36.199.4.
Updated rules for setting addresses in Siberia with new information.
See section 4.5.8.
Clarified that bicycle accessibility should be disabled for class 9 and 10 roads that are physically impossible or very difficult to travel on a bicycle.
See Section 188.8.131.52.3.
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.
Clarified that the “Poor state” can only be set for roads in classes 1-9.
Added the rule for setting addresses in some garage and boat systems (cooperatives) ─ in the format number of cooperative-room garage.
Also see point 184.108.40.206.8.
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 section 220.127.116.11.1.
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 exits.
See Section 18.104.22.168. 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 22.214.171.124.2.
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.
Added a ban on drawing objects within territories where satellite images are displayed blurry.
Clarified the rules for setting addresses in Turkey.
Sections of roads added a new sign: “Poor state”.
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.
Added the rule for addresses of garage co-ops. They should only be mapped if they're linked to roads in a locality or administrative division. Addresses linked directly to garage co-ops shouldn't be mapped.)
Added rules and requirements for 3D models. See 126.96.36.199. Requirements for three-dimensional models of buildings.
Updated rules for naming naturally occurring map items in France. See 188.8.131.52.
Updated rules for naming ground transport stops. See 184.108.40.206.1.1.
Updated rules for drawing Location items of the Culture and recreation → Attractions and Monuments, sculptures types. See 220.127.116.11.
Added a new 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 18.104.22.168.
Changed rule for naming motorways in Poland: capitalize road names. See 22.214.171.124.
In section 3.9.2. Rules for adding attributes to vegetation items, a description for Urban vegetation was added and the description for Woodland was updated.
Updated section 126.96.36.199.2 to indicate that turns (or exit ramps) at intersections separated from the main road by a solid line should be drawn using separate lines (road sections).
- Updated section 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206.3.4. 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.
Updated section 220.127.116.11.1.2 to indicate that road sections should also be drawn using two lines if oncoming traffic lanes are divided by a solid line.
The Location and organization classification includes business category descriptions12.2.44. Manufacturing enterprises: this category also contains Dams.
- Updated the rule about word order: certain geographic types are written after possessive adjectives. For example: Vankina Guba, Rybachy Peninsula. See section 18.104.22.168.3.2.3.
- Added a rules for naming localities whose names consist of a proper name and a reference to the organization they belong to. See section 22.214.171.124.3.1.
- Rules for translating administrative divisions in Poland have changed. Localities of the wieś type should be translated as “village” and not marked as a “Municipality”. See Section 4.3.1 Rules for adding attributes to administrative divisions.
The rules for when you can switch between one and two lines for road drawings have been updated (see point 126.96.36.199.4).
The rules for how words should be written in the organization’s own name have been clarified (see Cl. 188.8.131.52.2. Name , Cl. 7, 8).
Some of the rules for naming organizations have been moved from section 3. Global mapping rules in section 4. Rules for regional mapping: 4.1.6. Rules for attributing places (organizations).
The rules for entering names of the “Also known as” type have been updated for some unnumbered highways with proper names (see point 184.108.40.206.3.5.6).
Lines of parking spaces can not intersect with class-8 roads.
Clarified where airport and airfield placemarks should be located (put them on the main terminal building, not in the center of the whole territory). See 220.127.116.11.
- You can draw free-standing garages on the map if they form a cluster of such garages. See section 1.2.2.
- Updated the rule for changing the type of organization after it closes. For some types of organizations, the type doesn't change; for others, the type changes to “Attractions”. See 18.104.22.168.
- Updated the rule for formatting caption names for “Hamlet”-type items: the full (unabbreviated) name should be used. See section 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.
Updated the rule for marking parking as free: if road signs allow free parking for more than 40% of the time between 08:00-20:00 a month and the rest of the time parking is prohibited, it should be marked that parking is free; otherwise, parking should be marked as prohibited. See 188.8.131.52.6.
Adjusted rules regarding what administrative divisions should be assigned to level-5 (city districts). See 184.108.40.206.3.5. City district (Level 5).
Clarified the rule for setting the Is a center attribute: the Region district center is set for administrative centers, municipal districts, and city neighborhoods (see 220.127.116.11. Center).
Changed rules for drawing parallel parking in cities: point 18.104.22.168.2 now applies to all cities.
Document structure and categories changed:
Divided mapping rules for global (apply to maps of any country) and local (only apply to a particular country).
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 ”.