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.
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 22.214.171.124.2.
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.
You can now draw road sections that are parallel to the main road and separated from it by a dividing line and/or bus lane.
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 the Yandex Business block 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 type of items 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 without bike access, 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 "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 connected to pedestrian paths or motorways so you can mark the entrance/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 for when it's permitted to specify a locality in the name of a public transport stop.
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.
It used to be the 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 when the entrance to an underground parking lot or a parking lot inside a building is located some distance away 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 shared by two or more countries and with 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 (for example, 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 126.96.36.199. 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.
They now also include 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.
You can now draw guest and service entrances to the territories of residential complexes, cottage settlements, and so on as well as those of organizations.
For all entrances, you should also add a “Restricted entry” road sign, with a “Prohibited maneuver” road sign 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 188.8.131.52.1.3.
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 184.108.40.206.
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 220.127.116.11.4.
Updated the rule for setting the value of the “Center” attribute.
See Section 18.104.22.168.
You can now draw fences along any roads, not just public ones.
See Section 22.214.171.124.
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 126.96.36.199.2.
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 188.8.131.52.1.2.
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 184.108.40.206.1.1.6.
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 220.127.116.11.7.
Specified that seasonal pedestrian paths formed in winter (ski trails and paths that pass through reservoirs as well as other items available only in winter) are not shown on the map.
See Section 18.104.22.168.
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 22.214.171.124.
The list of engineering infrastructure facilities now includes distribution transformer substations (abbreviated for captions as “DTS”).
See Section 126.96.36.199.
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 188.8.131.52.6.
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 184.108.40.206.3.
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 220.127.116.11.7.
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 18.104.22.168.
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 other 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 22.214.171.124.7, 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 126.96.36.199.
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 188.8.131.52. Type.
- Updated the rule for drawing parking lots: dead-end expansions of drive ways within blocks should be drawn as polygonal objects.
See section 184.108.40.206.1.4.
- 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 220.127.116.11. 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 18.104.22.168.1.2.
- 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 22.214.171.124.
- 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 126.96.36.199.2. 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 188.8.131.52.
Ground transport schedule is now displayed in the 48-hour format.
See Section 184.108.40.206. Route option timetable.
The rules for adding attributes to frontage roads were updated.
See Section 220.127.116.11.5. Frontage road.
We updated the rule for drawing traffic conditions with time restrictions (i.e. those conditions that are only valid during specific times) for pedestrian roads and shared-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians.
See 18.104.22.168. Adding road signs, paragraph 8.
The rules for setting parent divisions were updated:
For blocks, an 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 22.214.171.124.7. Blocks (level 7).
Gardening co-ops of the same name.
See Section 126.96.36.199.4. Locality (level 4).
- Rules were added for drawing and naming seasonal roads.
See Section 188.8.131.52. 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 184.108.40.206.
We changed the rules for adding attributes to relief point objects. Now it's permitted to specify the height of such objects.
We clarified the descriptions for the business categories of Location and organization classification. ATX and communication facilities where customer service is not offered were moved to 6.2.10. Engineering infrastructure.
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.
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 220.127.116.11. 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 18.104.22.168.2.3.
“Expressways” are excluded from the definition of motorways (class 1 roads).
See Section 22.214.171.124.1.
Added rules for naming natural objects (vegetation, hydrography, and terrain).
Specified in which cases an administrative unit can be subordinated to another unit without being part of it.
See Section 126.96.36.199. Administrative subordination
Specified in which cases the effect of prohibitive signs does not apply to cyclists.
See Section 188.8.131.52.3.
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 displayed on the map 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.
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, which can be set for certain types of organizations.
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 184.108.40.206.6.
Updated the rule for setting the “Structure type” attribute for sections of road passing through underground parking lots (don't set the “Tunnel” value).
See section 220.127.116.11.3.
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 18.104.22.168.2.
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 22.214.171.124. 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.
- Added permission to complement the names of newly formed administrative divisions with the names of abolished regions and districts assimilated by the new 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 126.96.36.199.6. 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 188.8.131.52. Zip code
- Updated the rules for naming places whose categories are 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 184.108.40.206.
- Streets considered pedestrian (like the Tallinn downtown) must now receive attributes that make them accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists.
See section 220.127.116.11.7. Roads of minimal significance (class 7).
- Updated the rules for displaying staff entrances: “illegal turns” should be placed at the same points as “Restricted entries” (instead of being placed at nearest intersections).
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 attribution rules for horticultural co-operatives and similar settlements: their attribute value should now be set to No official status.
- 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 18.104.22.168.8.
Expanded the list of items shared with Yandex Business that follow the new rules: Finance, Trade, Food, Auto, Business, or Services categories and Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optics, and Adult 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 22.214.171.124.2. 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 126.96.36.199.1.
- 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 when you can draw parking lots in non-urban localities (included parking lanes).
See point 188.8.131.52.2.
- Updated the rules for transcription of street names: do not use transcription for single-letter street notation.
See section 184.108.40.206.1.6.2 (item 5 in the list).
- Clarified rules for airport names in Russia.
See section 220.127.116.11.1.
Clarified the rule for naming items located in post-Soviet states: their item type must always be used in official names.
See also section 18.104.22.168.1.3.
- 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 of writing names for numbered kilometers of routes that are parent items for addresses.
- For roads that are accessible to pedestrians, you can now draw a passage that connects isolated parts of such road to the larger road network.
- Removed the clarification about the official languages used in Transdniestria.
- Added a description of attributing organizations (places) in the “Food” category.
- 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 22.214.171.124.3.
Rule update: the section concerning on-land transportation now has new rules for naming stops that use numbers instead of proper names.
See section 126.96.36.199.1.1.9.
Updated the rules for naming land transport stops.
- Rule update: Do not add or edit Level attributes to high-speed transport lines.
See section 188.8.131.52.2.
- 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 184.108.40.206.1
- Updated the rules for cases of including a road section into areas of several streets simultaniously.
See section 220.127.116.11.3.8.
- Rule update: Do not attribute numbers to individual entrances in residential buildings if each entrance has its own address.
See section 18.104.22.168.
Changed rules concerning road sections near checkpoints and toll booths: now you do not need to draw extra road lines to match traffic lanes.
See points 22.214.171.124.10.
Added rules for naming ferry crossings.
See section. 126.96.36.199.3.4. Highways with proper names and no numbers.
Updated rules for drawing road sections by using two lines: elaborated on cases where tram rails are separated from the car sections by solid traffic lane markings.
See section 188.8.131.52.1.4.
Rule update: do not set the “Residential area” restriction on intrablock roads.
See section 3.3.4.
Rule update for “Place” items: including the item type name in the item's official name is now mandatory for some item types. For all the other types this is also recommended, but not mandatory.
Rule update: setting time limits for traffic conditions is now only permitted for “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.
Rule update: class-9 and class-10 roads are locked out for cycling in cases where the route is impossible or very difficult to travel through on a bicycle.
See Section 184.108.40.206.3.
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 220.127.116.11.8.
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 18.104.22.168.1.
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 22.214.171.124. 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 126.96.36.199.2.
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 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.)
Added rules and requirements for 3-D models. See 188.8.131.52. Requirements for three-dimensional models of buildings.
Updated rules for naming naturally occurring map items in France. See 184.108.40.206.
Updated rules for naming ground transport stops. See 220.127.116.11.1.1.
Updated rules for drawing Location items of the Culture and recreation → Attractions and Monuments, sculptures types. See 18.104.22.168.
We've 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 22.214.171.124.
Changed rule for naming motorways in Poland: capitalize road names. See 126.96.36.199.
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.
Point 188.8.131.52.2 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 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11.3.4. 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 18.104.22.168.1.2 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.
The Location and organization classification includes business category descriptions12.2.44. Manufacturing enterprises: this category also contains Dams.
- Rules for word order in certain geographic names have been updated: certain geographic types are written after posessive adjectives. Vankina Guba, Rybachy Peninsula. See section 22.214.171.124.3.2.3.
- Added rules for naming localities whose names consist of proper names and indications of the organizations that they belong to. See section 126.96.36.199.3.1.
- Rules for translating administrative divisions in Poland have changed. In particular, 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 188.8.131.52.4).
The rules for how words should be written in the organization’s own name have been clarified (see Cl. 184.108.40.206.2. 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 220.127.116.11.3.5.6).
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 18.104.22.168.
- You can draw free-standing garages on the map if they form a cluster of such garages. See section 1.2.2.
- Adjusted the rule for changing the type of organizations after they close. For some types of organizations, the type doesn't change; for others, the type changes to “attractions”. See 22.214.171.124.
- Adjusted the rule for formating caption names for localities of the “farmstead” type: write out the full (unabbreviated) name. See section 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.
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 184.108.40.206.6.
Adjusted rules regarding what administrative divisions should be assigned to level-5 (city districts). See 220.127.116.11.3.5. 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 18.104.22.168. Center).
Changed rules for drawing parallel parking in cities: point 22.214.171.124.2 now applies to all cities.
Document structure and categories changed:
Mapping rules are now divided between global (those that apply to maps of any country) and local (those that only apply to certain countries).
Changed the numbering of document sections: it is made end-to-end for the entire document, including sections of groups “1. What is Yandex Map Editor” and “2. Working with a map ”.