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.

2022.08.02
  • 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.

    See 3.8.2.1.1.4.

  • 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").

    See 4.1.4.1.1.

  • 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.

    See 3.9.1.2.

  • 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.

    See 3.2.2.3.6.

  • 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.

    See 3.2.2.3.5.

  • 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.

    See 3.10.2.1.1.

  • 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.

    See 3.1.3.1.6.

2022.07.20
  • 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.

    See 3.6.1.3.1.

  • Clarified that the caption for administrative divisions of the same name but different levels should not include their abbreviated type. Added caption examples for blocks of the same name located close to each other.

    See Sections 3.2.2.2.2 and 4.1.2.2.3.1.2.

  • 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 3.8.2.3.2.

  • 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.

    See 3.14.1.1.3.

  • Now you don't have to specify the height of buildings under construction or one- or two-story buildings.

    See 3.4.2.3.

  • Clarified that in residential buildings, service entrances also include entrances to organizations inaccessible for visitors.

    See 3.4.3.4.2.

  • Updated the rules for adding unofficial addresses used locally to the map.

    See 3.5.1.13.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.2.7.4.

  • Added examples of items of the “Other terrain items” type (for example, peninsula, cape, desert, quarry, ravine, mountain range, salt marsh, spoil tip).

    See 3.11.2.1.

  • You can now name water-filled quarries that do not have an official name and assign to them the “Lake, body of water” type.

    See 4.1.7.1.4 and 3.10.2.1.1.

  • 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.

    See 3.1.3.2.2.4.

  • Added rules for naming cell towers.

    See 4.1.6.3. Rules for naming housing and utility objects.

  • Clarified that bike accessibility is enabled for underground and aboveground pedestrian crosswalks and stairways if they have a ramp accessible to bicycles.

    See 3.3.2.3.3.2.

  • 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.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • 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”.

    See 3.6.1.8.

  • You can now draw lawns located within urban vegetation items as separate items.

    See 3.9.1.7 and 3.9.1.13.

2022.07.11
  • 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.

    See 4.1.1.1.4.

  • 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.

    See Sections 3.6.1.8 and 3.6.1.14.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.2.13.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.2.3.3.2.

  • Added new territory types on the map.

    The “Territories” layer now also shows playgrounds and dog parks.

    See 3.7.2.1.

2022.06.22
  • 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.

    See 4.1.2.2.

  • 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.

    See 3.8.2.1.

  • Clarified that prepositions and conjunctions in toponyms are always written in lowercase.

    This rule applies only to items located in post-Soviet countries.

    See 4.1.1.1.

  • 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.

    See Sections 4.4.5 and 4.4.2.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.1.1.

  • 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.

    See Sections 3.17.1.3.1, 3.17.1.3.2, and 3.17.1.3.3.

2022.06.01
  • You can put unofficial street names on the map.

    You can find a detailed announcement of the update in the https://yandex.ru/q/article/obnovlenie_pravil_ad8ff1de message in the Yandex Maps Editor Community.

    See p. 3.3.3.2, 3.1.3.1.1, 3.2.2.3, 3.2.2.7, 3.3.3.1, 3.3.2.1.8, 3.3.2.1.9.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.3.1.6.

  • In the local rules, you can apply internal addresses on organization territory.

    See 4.1.4. Address attribution.

  • Described cases for when it's permitted to specify a locality in the name of a public transport stop.

    See 3.14.2.2.1.1.

  • Expanded the list of objects in the "Named territory" administrative division category.

    They also include advanced socio-economic development territories.

    See 3.2.2.3.7.

  • Clarified the rules for displaying permanent barriers on the map.

    See 3.3.1.7.3.

  • 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).

    See 3.3.2.1.7.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.3.2.8.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.3.2.8.

2022.05.17
  • You can now draw organization entrances.

    You can find a detailed announcement of the update in the Entrances to organizations in Yandex Map Editor message in the Yandex Maps Editor Community.

    See Sections 3.4.3 and 3.18.3.

  • Clarified that addresses without letters are entered on the map in one of the country's official languages.

    See 3.5.2.2.6.

  • Clarified that monuments, memorial plaques, murals, tombs, and similar items located inside buildings are not mapped.

    See 3.6.1.13.

  • 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.

    See 3.8.2.1.1.

  • 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.

    See 1.21.1.

2022.05.12
  • Clarified that you can name exits and connecting road sections at interchanges as well as circular road sections if the road name refers exclusively to those sections.

    In these cases, the road type is set as "Street in a locality".

    See Sections 3.3.3.3.1.2 and 3.3.3.2.1.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.1.7.4.

  • 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.

    See 3.10.1.3.3.

  • 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).

    See 3.8.2.3.6.

  • Added the Security checkpoint, pass point category to the Location and organization classification.

    See 12.1.38.

2022.04.25
  • 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.

    See 4.1.2.3.4.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.1.2.1.3.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.1.7.1.

  • Added the following categories to the Location and organization classification:

    • 2.3.23. Pre-trip inspection point.
    • 12.1.44. Petroleum products.
    • 12.5.17. Electrical equipment repair.
2022.04.01
  • Clarified the rules for drawing barriers on roads.

    See 3.3.1.7.1.

  • 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.

    See 4.1.2.2.3.2.

  • 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 3.1.3.1.1.3.

  • 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.

    See 4.4.1.1.

2022.03.29
  • Changed the rules for displaying ski trails on Yandex Map Editor.

    They are now marked as a new road type: “Trail”.

    See 3.3.3.2.8.

2022.03.18
  • You can now draw above-ground sections of metro lines.

    They are not included in composite items.

    See 3.12.1.1.4.

  • 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.

    See 3.2.2.4.

  • 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.

    See 3.4.2.1.

  • Updated and expanded the rules for drawing and adding attributes to air transport items.

    See Sections 3.15.1 and 3.15.2.

  • 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.

    See 3.2.1.4.5.

  • Updated and expanded the section that describes the administrative divisions in Turkey.

    Also added Turkey's administrative division hierarchy.

    See 4.4.2.

2022.03.09
  • Clarified that for new items in the “Buildings” layer, the condition attribute can't be set to “Planned”.

    See Section 3.4.2.2.

  • 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 3.2.2.3.4.

  • Updated the rule for setting the value of the “Center” attribute.

    See Section 3.4.2.2.

2022.03.02
  • You can now draw fences along any roads, not just public ones.

    See Section 3.17.1.1.

  • 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 3.8.2.2.2.

  • Updated the description for the “Winter recreation” and “Hotel” categories in the Location and organization classification.

    See Sections 1.2.2 and 1.9.1.

  • 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 3.1.3.1.1.2.

  • 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 3.14.2.2.1.1.6.

2022.02.21
  • 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 3.2.2.3.7.

  • 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 3.3.1.4.

  • 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 3.4.2.1.

  • The list of engineering infrastructure facilities now includes distribution transformer substations (abbreviated for captions as “DTS”).

    See Section 4.1.6.3.

  • You can now draw metal detector frames everywhere rather than just in transportation buildings.

    See Sections 3.18.1.5 and 3.18.2.5.

  • 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 3.18.1.3.6.

2022.01.26
  • Indoor maps can now include vending machines.

    Only items that don't belong to any category can't be mapped.

    See Section 3.18.2.7.

  • 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 3.3.2.7.3.

  • 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 3.8.2.3.7.

  • 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
2021.12.24
  • 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".

    See 4.1.4.1.1.

  • 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 3.18.2.3.

  • Updated the section about item moderation and handling inaccuracy reports in Yandex Map Editor. Updated screenshots, polished the wording.

    See sections 1.3.1.1 and 2.11.

  • 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 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 3.2.2.3.7, 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 3.3.4.1.

  • 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.

2021.10.20
  • Updated the rule for setting Legal U-Turn road signs: they are set on class 1-7 roads.

    See 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Updated the rule for drawing entrances to buildings: you can now draw entrances to abandoned buildings.

    See 3.4.3.1.4.

2021.09.22
  • Updated the rule for setting Level A and Level B attributes for rapid transit lines: they both must have a value of 0.

    See 3.13.2.1.2.

  • Updated the rules for drawing parking spot lines: they are now drawn with gaps at intersections with exits that are perpendicular to them.

    See 3.8.2.3.4.

  • Updated category descriptions 1.2.13. Recreational infrastructure and 12.19.1. Mother and child room: the items for the Mother and child room type are only drawn on indoor maps, in other cases marked on the map as Recreational infrastructure items.

    See Location and organization classification

  • Indoor maps can now include vending machines.

    See 3.18.1.7.

  • Separate areas can now be allocated for organizations that have an isolated space for the vendor.

    See 3.18.1.3.3.

2021.09.20
  • Updated the rules for drawing and adding attributes to the following item types: 11.8 Bench, 11.9 Gazebo, 11.10 Barbecue area.
  • Updated the rules for drawing and adding attributes to parking lots located on the roofs of buildings.

    See 3.8.2.1.1.1.

  • Updated the list of items you can't draw on the map.

    See 3.18.1.17.

  • Updated the road network drawing rules.

    See 3.3.1.1.5.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.2.13.

  • Changed the rule for drawing parking spots: on class 1-7 roads, parking spot lines are now drawn along the edge of the roadway.

    See 3.8.2.3.3.

  • If a road section temporarily allows two-way traffic, change the value of the "Direction of traffic" attribute to "Traffic allowed in both directions."

    See 3.3.2.13.

  • Updated the rules for drawing indoor maps.

    See 3.18.

  • Added a rule for drawing side sections of railway tracks.

    See 3.12.1.1.10.

  • 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.

    See 3.17.1.2

2021.07.15
  • 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 3.4.2.1. Type.

  • Added new item subcategories to the Yard and park infrastructure section of the Places and organizations directory: 11.11.1. Laundry area and 11.12.1. Aviary.
  • Updated the rule for drawing parking lots: dead-end expansions of drive ways within blocks should be drawn as polygonal objects.

    See section 3.8.2.1.1.4.

  • 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 3.9.2.1. 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 3.1.3.1.1.2.

2021.06.24
  • 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.

2021/06/03
2021/05/13
2021/04/29
  • 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 3.6.1.5.
2021/04/21
2021/04/09
  • Changed the rule for mapping entrances in Turkey.

    See 4.4.3.2.

2021/03/31
2021/03/30
  • 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.

    See 3.3.1.1.5.

2021/03/22
  • We've updated the rules for setting road section accessibility for pedestrians allowing us to maintain the connectivity of the pedestrian graph.

    See See 3.3.2.3.2.2 and 3.3.2.3.2.3, as well as example 1 and example 2.

2021/03/19
  • 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.

    See 3.3.2.12. Under construction.

  • We've updated the rule for drawing and adding attributes to utility and storage buildings. Now it's allowed to draw public transport stop awnings and pavilions.

    See 3.4.1.4 and 3.4.2.1. Type.

2021/02/26
  • We changed the rules for naming utility objects. Operators are no longer specified in the “Also known as” names.

    See Section 4.1.6.3.

2021/02/02
  • The rule was added for translating names that consist of two parts and contain numerals.

    See point 7 of Section 3.1.3.2.1.6.2.

  • Rules for setting speed limits for sections of road were updated.

    See 3.3.2.8. Speed limit.

2020/12/29
2020/12/10
2020/12/07
  • 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 3.3.4.1. Adding road signs, paragraph 8.

  • The rules for setting parent divisions were updated:

  • Rules were added for drawing and naming seasonal roads.

    See Section 3.3.1.8. Rules for drawing seasonal roads.

2020/11/27
  • 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.

2020/11/20
  • The rules for placement of item placemarks in the “Place” category were clarified.

    See Section 3.6.1.3.

2020/11/09
  • We changed the rules for adding attributes to relief point objects. Now it's permitted to specify the height of such objects.

    See 3.11.2.2.

2020/11/03
  • 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.

    See Sections 6.1. Services and utilities and 6.9. Mail, communication services.

2020/10/26
2020/10/22
2020/10/19
  • It was clarified that it's allowed to draw items of such categories as “Religion” and “Courtyard and park infrastructure” on the restricted areas.

    See 3.6.1.9.

2020.08.18
  • Updated that surveillance cameras on pedestrian crossings should be classified as Intersection traffic control.

    See 3.8.3.2. Speed camera: add.

  • Updated that the names of administrative units are indicated in accordance with the State Catalogue of Geographical Names.

    See 4.1.2.2. 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 3.1.3.2.2.3.

  • “Expressways” are excluded from the definition of motorways (class 1 roads).

    See Section 3.3.2.1.1.

2020.08.08
2020.08.07

Specified in which cases the effect of prohibitive signs does not apply to cyclists.

See Section 3.3.2.3.3.

2020.07.15
  • Updated the criteria for short sections of road in localities.

    See Section 3.3.1.2.4.

  • Updated the rules for setting speed limits in cases when different restrictions apply to different lanes.

    See Section 3.3.2.8.4.

2020.06.01
2020.05.14
  • Updated the algorithm for managing map inaccuracies: clarified cases for when comments included in an inaccuracy card are marked with an exclamation mark icon.

    See 2.11.2. Fixing possible problems.

2020.04.15
2020.03.27
  • 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.

    See Location and organization classification

  • Changed the list of types for former or closed organizations that should be displayed on the map if they are local landmarks.

    See 3.6.2.5.

  • 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.

    See 4.1.4.1.1.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.3.4.2

2020.03.12

Updated rules for naming monuments (for Russia and other former Soviet countries).

See org_rul2_ru.4.1.6.html#org_rul2_ru.4.1.6__4.1.6.2.

2020.03.05

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.

2020.02.12
  • 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.
2020.02.03
  • Updated the rules for adding attributes to administrative divisions in Turkey: they shouldn't be assigned the “City” status.

    See section 4.4.2.

2020.01.21
  • 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.

    See 3.6.1.6.

2019.12.16
2019.12.11
  • Updated the rules for drawing entrances to gas stations.

    See section 3.3.1.1.12.

  • Updated the rules for drawing organizations located within closed territories of organizations (Places).

    See 3.6.2.9.

  • Changed the rules for setting the “Residential area” attribute and access restrictions for public roads restricted by a sign in one lane.

    See Sections 3.3.2.16. Residential area and 3.3.4. Road signs.

2019.12.10
2019.12.05
  • 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.

    See 3.6.2.1.4.2. Name formatting.

  • Added a description to the Accessible by wheelchair attribute, which can be set for certain types of organizations.

    See 3.6.2.2. Yandex Business block.

2019.11.28
  • 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).

    See 4.1.1.2.1.2.

  • Updated the rules for linking winter roads and ice crossings to administrative divisions.

    See section 3.3.3.1.6.

  • 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 3.3.2.6.3.

2019.11.26
2019.11.19
  • Added a rule for setting speed limits indicated by temporary signs that have been installed for more than half a year.

    See section 3.3.2.8.2.

  • Updated the standards for including causeways as parts of larger roads.

    See 3.3.3.4.3.2.

  • Added an exception to the rule that mandates wide pedestrian streets to be connected to road networks.

    See 3.3.2.1. Class.

2019.11.14
  • 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.

    See 3.14.1.2.1.1. Equipped stops.

  • Added a rule for deleting items in the Location category placed in buildings with indoor maps.

    See section 3.6.1.11.

  • Updated the rule for writing the word “kilometer” in the official names of administrative divisions.

    See 4.1.2.2.2.2.

  • Added a rule for naming indoor map levels: their names can be a number without letters or a combination of numbers and letters.

2019.10.31
  • 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 3.1.3.1.6. Also known as, historical

2019.10.17
2019.10.16
  • Added rules for drawing new types of speed cameras.

    See 3.8.3.2. Speed camera: add.

  • You can now draw pedestrian roads that go through interiors of security checkpoints that lead to restricted areas.

    See section 3.3.1.6.6.

2019.10.14
  • Added a rule for adding attributes to constructed roads that are not going to be put into service: such roads should receive the Class 7 status and be set as unaccessible to all types of transport.

    See sections 3.3.2.1.7 and 3.3.2.3.9.

  • Added a feature that allows users to create maintenance sections that ensure all water transport lines are in operational condition.

    See 3.16.1.1.4.

2019.10.02
2019.09.20
  • Updated the rules for drawing rooms within their indoor map level.
  • Buildings with indoor maps cannot be edited.

    See 3.4. Buildings.

2019.09.10
  • Updated the rule about drawing traffic conditions near “No traffic” signs that close off areas with only one entrance.

    See Sections 3.3.2.3.5 and 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Updated the rules for setting values for the “Residential area” attribute.

    See 3.3.2.16. Residential area.

2019.09.06
  • Updated the rules for naming items (Places) that belong to the following categories: Healthcare, Education and research, Finance, Trade, Government, Religion, Food, Auto, Sport, Culture and recreation, Businesses and services.

    See 3.1.3.1.1.4.

  • Updated the rules for naming items (Places) of the “Yard and Park infrastructure” type).

    See section 3.6.2.2.3.2.

  • Updated the rules for naming items that have a proper name and/or number.

    See sections 3.1.3.1.2.3 and 3.6.2.2.3.2. Name formatting.

  • Updated the rules for naming independent organizations subordinate to parent organizations.

    See section 3.6.2.2.3.2. Name formatting.

  • Added rules for drawing Indoor maps and adding attributes to them.

    See 3.18. Indoor maps.

2019.08.28
2019.08.23
  • 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.

2019.08.13
  • Temporarily disabled feature for editing road accessibility for cargo trucks and adding turns exclusively for trucks.

    See Sections 3.3.2.3. Available for and 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Expanded the list of cases when you can draw roads that lead to multi-level and underground parking spaces.

    See 3.3.1.1.6.

2019.08.09
  • 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”.
2019.07.31
  • 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 3.4.2.2.

  • Streets considered pedestrian (like the Tallinn downtown) must now receive attributes that make them accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists.

    See section 3.3.2.1.7. Roads of minimal significance (class 7).

2019.07.24
  • 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).

    See 3.3.1.7.1.

  • 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.

    See 3.1.3.2.1.6.2.

2019.07.23
  • Changed attribution rules for horticultural co-operatives and similar settlements: their attribute value should now be set to No official status.

    See 3.2.2.7. Does not have an official status.

  • Updated the rule for drawing piers on stilts: they are drawn as items of bridge type.

    See 3.8.1. Road structures. Rules for drawing and adding attributes..

  • Updated the rule for adding attributes to one-way dead-end entrances and exits: two-way traffic must be allowed.

    See 3.3.1.1.6.

  • Added a condition for connecting a road graph to isolated settlements: an ice crossing or a winter road.

    See 3.3.2.3.8.
  • 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 3.6.2.2.2. Name.

2019.07.04
  • Changed the rules for specifying transportation accessibility for roads in settlements that are completely disconnected from the main road network.

    See Sections 3.3.2.3. Available for and 3.3.2.3.8.

2019.07.03
2019.06.26
2019.06.20
  • 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 4.1.5.1.1.

2019.06.05
  • 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).

    See 3.3.3.3.1.7.

2019.05.31
  • Expanded the list of cases when you can draw parking lots in non-urban localities (included parking lanes).

    See point 3.8.2.3.2.

2019.05.30
  • Updated the rules for transcription of street names: do not use transcription for single-letter street notation.

    See section 3.1.3.2.1.6.2 (item 5 in the list).

2019.05.24
  • Clarified rules for airport names in Russia.

    See section 4.1.5.3.1.

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

    See also section 3.1.3.1.1.3.

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

    See 3.3.2.7.8.

2019.04.26
  • The updated rule for indicating whether roads and sidewalks are accessible for bicyclists in Russia also apply to Kazakhstan.

    See 4.1.3.5.2.

2019.04.17
  • Soft sign transcription rule update: it is omitted when a word is transliterated.

    See Rules for transcribing Russian letters.

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

    See 3.3.3.3.1.1.

  • 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.

    See 3.3.1.6.3.6.

2019.04.03
  • Removed the clarification about the official languages used in Transdniestria.

    See 3.1.3.2.1.1.

2019.03.19
  • 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.
2019.02.28
  • Added a description of the new road section attribute “Oncoming lane for taxi”.

    See 3.3.2.11. Oncoming taxi lane.

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

    See 3.3.2.3. Available for.

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

    See 3.3.2.3.7.

  • 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 3.3.2.3.3.

2019.02.20
  • Changed the rule for drawing u-turn sites for public transport.

    See 3.3.1.1.11.

  • Updated the rule for drawing parking spots. See point 3.8.2.3.2.
2019.02.10
  • New rule added: crossroads and small at-grade junctions with proper names can now be drawn as level-6 administrative divisions (Named territories). You can either use a placemark with no polygon or draw a polygon around the placemark.

    See 3.2.1.4.5, 3.2.2.3.6, 3.3.3.3. Name of road).

2019.02.07
  • Rule update: the section concerning on-land transportation now has new rules for naming stops that use numbers instead of proper names.

    See section 3.14.2.2.1.1.9.

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

    See sections 3.8.2.1.1.3 and 3.8.2.3.2.

2019.01.15
  • Updated the rules for naming land transport stops.

    See 3.14.2.2.1.1.

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

    See section 3.13.2.1.2.

  • 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.

    See 3.1.3.2.1.6.

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

    See section 3.14.1.2.1

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

    See section 3.3.3.3.3.8.

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

    See section 3.4.3.4.

  • 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 3.3.1.1.10.

2018.11.21
2018.11.20
  • 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 3.3.1.2.1.4.

2018.11.01
  • Rule update: changed attribution rules for road sections with the Ford “structure type” (see section 3.3.2.6.5): this road section's class must be the same as all the adjacent road sections. Disable the paved attribute and enable the disrepair attribute.

2018.09.25
  • Rule update: do not set the “Residential area” restriction on intrablock roads.

    See section 3.3.4.

2018.09.13
  • 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.

    See 3.6.2.1.

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

    See 3.3.4.1. Road conditions: information update, section 8.

2018.09.06
  • Rule update: the “Restricted entry” traffic condition can now be used for displaying the “Residential area” signs.

    See section 3.3.4. Traffic conditions.

2018.08.15
  • Rule update: if a road has differing speed limits for different lanes, set the lowest one. If the speed limit changes based on modes of transport, set the one for passenger cars.

    See Section 3.3.2.8.4.

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

    See section 4.5.8.

2018.08.03
  • 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 3.3.2.3.3.

  • 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.

    See 2.7.2.1. When to use internal polygons.

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

    See 3.3.2.15. Poor condition.

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

    Also see point 3.5.2.2.8.

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

    See section 3.4.1.1.1.

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

    See Section 3.3.2.1. Class

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

    See 3.1.4.1.

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

    See 3.3.3.3.3.2.1.

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

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

    See 3.10.1.3.9.1.

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

    See 3.6.1.4.

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

    See 3.1.3.1.1.5.

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

    For more information, see point 3.6.2.2.2.

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

    See 3.3.2.3.4.

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

    See 3.1.4.1.

  • Clarified the rules for setting addresses in Turkey.

    See 4.4.3. Buildings and address points.

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

    See 3.3.2.15. Poor condition.

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

    See 4.1.3.5.2.

2018.05.11
  • Now the “Swamp” and “Outdoor pool” types of hydrographic items can be assigned to items of those types even if their names don't include those distinctions. See 3.10.2.1.1.

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

2018.04.24
2018.04.15
  • Added rules for garage co-op addresses (only map these addresses in cases where they are linked to existing roads in a locality or administrative divisions. Don't map addresses linked directly to garage co-ops.)

    See 3.5.1.13.

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

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

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

2018.02.08
  • 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 3.6.2.9.

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

2018.01.17
  • 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 3.3.1.5.2 was extended to indicate that turns (or exit ramps) at intersections separated from the main road by a solid line should be drawn using separate lines (i.e. road sections).

  • Point 3.3.1.4 was extended to indicate that streets in a locality that share the same name should be linked to the districts or city blocks where they are located according to official sources. This is an exception to the “Link streets to localities” rule. If you can't find information about a street's location in official sources, then link the street to the district or block that it is generally considered to belong to.
  • Clause 3.3.3.3.3.4. Numberless highways that have been assigned their own name have been supplemented with a note that winter roads and ice crossing should also be classified with this type of roads.

  • Point 3.3.1.2.1.2 was extended to indicate that road sections should also be drawn with two lines in cases where oncoming-traffic lanes are delineated by a solid line.

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

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

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

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

2017.10.03
2017.09.13
2017.09.01
  • Adjusted the naming rules for road structures (bridges, tunnels, etc.) and the road sections that they are located on: if they are both named, then you should enter both names at the same time (as both road section items and road structure items). See 3.3.3.2.3 and 3.8.1.2.2.
2017.08.29
  • You can draw free-standing garages on the map if they form a cluster of such garages. See 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 3.6.2.5.
  • Adjusted the rule for formating caption names for localities of the “farmstead” type: write out the full (unabbreviated) name. See section 4.1.2.2.2.3.1.2.
2017.08.25
  • Adjusted rules governing when parking can be labeled as free: if signs indicate that parking is free more than 40% of the time between 08:00-20:00 during a given month, and parking is forbidden the rest of the time, then you should indicate that parking is free during that time period and forbidden during the rest of the time. See point 3.8.2.3.6.

2017.08.16
  • Adjusted rules regarding what administrative divisions should be assigned to level-5 (city districts). See 4.1.2.2.3.5. City district (Level 5).

  • The rule governing the assignment of the attribute has been clarified It is a center: the Region district center is specified for administrative centers, municipal districts, and city neighborhoods (see 3.2.2.4. Center).

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

2017.08.02

Document structure and categories changed:

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

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