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.

  • Rules for word order in certain geographic names have been updated: certain geographic types are written after posessive adjectives. For example: Vankina Guba, Rybachy Peninsula. See point
  • Rules for naming localities whose names consist of a proper name and an indication of the organization they belong to have been updated. See point
  • The rules for when you can switch between one and two lines for road drawings have been updated (see point

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

  • Adjusted the naming rules for road structures (bridges, tunnels, etc.) and the road sections that they are located on: if they are both named, then you should enter both names at the same time (as both road section items and road structure items). See points and
  • 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
  • Adjusted the rule for formating caption names for localities of the “farmstead” type: write out the full (unabbreviated) name. See point
  • Adjusted rules governing when parking can be labeled as free: if signs indicate that parking is free more than 40% of the time between 08:00-20:00 during a given month, and parking is forbidden the rest of the time, then you should indicate that parking is free during that time period and forbidden during the rest of the time. See point

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

  • Clarified the rule for assigning the Center attribute: enter a District center for administrative centers of districts, municipal districts, and city districts (see Center).

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


Document structure and categories changed:

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

  • The document section numbering scheme changed: the scheme applies to the whole document including the sections in group “1. What is Yandex Map Editor?” and group “2. Working with the map.”

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