3.8.3. Speed cameras

This section describes techniques and rules for working with “Camera” items of the “Road infrastructure” category.

Information about speed camera items includes the following components:

  • The intersection where the camera is located.
  • The type of monitoring:

    • Speed camera

    • Lane monitoring (monitoring public transport, monitoring drivers who make turns from the wrong lane, use the shoulder as a driving lane, don't stop at the line before an intersection, or run red lights)

    • Monitoring at traffic police checkpoints (from now on — TPC)

  • Sections of road that are monitored by cameras.

That's why the camera can only be drawn after the road sections that it affects have been completely drawn in.

3.8.3.1. Speed cameras: rules for mapping

3.8.3.1.1

Only the types of fixed speed cameras indicated above (and their dummy equivalents) should be assigned the “Camera” type in the “Road infrastructure” category on YME.

Other types of cameras:

  • Mobile speed cameras
  • Cameras intended for other uses (for example, web cameras that monitor intersections, etc.)
  • Automated mobile systems (cameras mounted on tripods)

— should not be drawn (these items will be deleted from the map).

3.8.3.1.2

Each camera item on Yandex Map Editor corresponds to one direction of filming and one type of traffic violation.

Enter the section of roadway before the point where the camera is located to indicate the filming direction (even if the camera captures cars as they are driving away from that point).

You can enter as many cameras as are required for each intersection:

  • If a camera is two-sided, then you must draw two cameras at that point in the road.
  • If a camera captures two types of violations (for example, if it monitors speed and lane distinctions), then you should draw two cameras at that point in the road.
  • Draw paired cameras that measure average speed as separate speed cameras.

So if there is a two-sided camera that records violations of two types, you should draw four cameras.

3.8.3.2. Speed camera: add

To draw a camera:

  1. There are two ways to draw a camera: in the Camera panel, or in the Intersection panel (if the camera is installed at an intersection). In the first case, the road intersection will be created automatically; in the second — an intersection that was created earlier will be used.

    1. Click

      .

      In the map item category menu, select Road infrastructure → Camera.

      The Camera panel will open.

    2. Click the intersection the camera should be set on to select it on the map.

      In the Road intersection panel that opens, click Add near “Cameras”:

      The Camera panel will open.

  2. Click to select the place where you want to place the camera on the map:

    If an intersection was not created earlier at the place where the camera should be, then this intersection will be created automatically.

  3. From the list in the Camera panel, select a type of monitoring: Speed monitoring, lane monitoring, or traffic police checkpoint.

    Click on the map to enter the section of road being monitored:

    The Redraw button will be added to the toolbar: .

    When you click on it, the data you entered will be deleted and you can add the camera again.

    Note.

    If you need to move the camera you're redrawing to a point where there is no intersection, then you need to create an intersection at that point ahead of time.

    If you need to move the camera you're redrawing to a point where there is already an intersection, then you don't need to prepare it ahead of time.

    The section you select will be indicated on the map with a drawing:

    Attention.

    When you add a speed camera, you must enter a value for the Speed limit attribute for the section of road that the camera monitors.

  4. If the camera you added has a time restriction (i.e. it isn't in effect 24-hours a day), then enter this information.

    To do this:

    1. In the attribute panel that opens, click Camera and then Add time limit.

    2. Enter the values for the restrictions in the fields that open:

      • Time: time when camera starts and stops running.

        Enter time using the <HH:MM> format. For example, enter 8:00 am as 08:00, and 8:30 pm — as 23:30.

        If the values of the fields are not entered, then the condition will always apply.

      • During period: date when camera starts and stops running.

        Enter dates using the <DD:MM> format. For example, write April 1 as 01.04, and November 23  — as 23.11.

        If the values of the fields are not entered, then the condition will always apply.

      • Weekdays, days of the week, and weekends — check the appropriate boxes.

        All boxes are checked by default; if a camera does not record every day of the week, then uncheck the appropriate boxes. For example, if a camera only records on weekdays, then uncheck the “Weekends” boxes.

      If a camera records during a few different time periods (that differ, for example, for weekdays and weekends or for different calendar periods), then click twice on Add time limit to open a second field where you can enter time restrictions along with the appropriate values.

      To delete an extra time restriction entry field, just click  (Delete).

  5. Click Save in the attribute panel of the map item. Information about cameras at intersections will be saved:

Several cameras can be linked to one intersection (if there is more than one type of camera or the cameras are recording traffic in different directions).

3.8.3.3. Speed cameras: edit, undo, send report to moderator

To edit a camera:

  1. Click to select the intersection on the map: Information about the cameras at an intersections can be found in the item's tool tip:

  2. In the attribute panel that opens for the Road intersection click the appropriate link (such as speed camera) in the Camera section:

  3. To edit an item, click Edit in the Camera panel that opens.

    Change the camera type if necessary or adjust the camera position:

    The Redraw button will be added to the toolbar: .

    When you click on it, the data you entered will be deleted and you can add the camera again.

    Note.

    If you need to move the camera you're redrawing to a point where there is no intersection, then you need to create an intersection at that point ahead of time.

    If you need to move the camera you're redrawing to a point where there is already an intersection, then you don't need to prepare it ahead of time.

  4. On the item's attribute panel, click Save .

  5. You can use the Undo edits button to return an item to the condition it was in before you started editing it (all the way back to the condition it was in when it was last approved by a moderator). If the item was created recently and still hasn't been approved by the moderator, then undoing edits will result in the item being deleted.

    Only moderators have access to the Delete operation that lets them delete an item. YME users can delete items they created in error by undoing their own edits until the item disappears (if the item was just created and it was not approved by a moderator yet). If an item that was created earlier and already approved by a moderator needs to be deleted, you must report it to the moderator.

    The process for undoing edits is described in section 2.10.6. Item: undo edit, report to moderator, delete item; get link to item.

  6. If an item was already approved by the moderator, then undoing edits will return the item to the condition it was in when it was approved. In this case users cannot delete an item by themselves and will need to report the item to the moderator for it to be deleted. You can sent reports to the moderator regarding a number of issues (not only to request that an item be deleted).

    The procedure for sending reports is described in section 2.10.6. Item: undo edit, report to moderator, delete item; get link to item.