3.1.4. Forbidden locations It is forbidden to draw the following on Yandex Map Editor:
  • Military training areas, shooting ranges.

  • Battle positions of troops.

  • Runway lanes and signal markings on them.

  • Railway stations on military bases

    and similar items (for example, the "closed cities" overseen by Rosatom and the Ministry of Defense in Russia).

  • Civil defense structures.

  • Coastal alarm signs.

  • Gas pipelines, oil pipelines, other pipelines, water mains, electric poles, other electric transmission lines.


    This ban doesn't apply to buildings on the territories of the previous type of item.

  • Physical divisions along state borders. You can not enter the following characteristics of items that can be mapped on YME:

The item type, proper name, number or other ID — for military bases (including military units and cities), as well as similar items such as closed cities overseen by Rosatom and the Ministry of Defense.

In the item name you can not indicate the following:

  • What military activity naval airfields, spaceports, or military factories are engaged in
  • The item's connection to a military map item, including military research organizations whose name indicates a connection to a military item or one located in the vicinity
  • The item's connection to secret service organs (for example, the FSB, GRU, SVR, etc. in Russia).

You can not specify what assignments specific buildings are engaged in on military territories (which include military units, bases, and cities such as the "closed cities" overseen by Rosatom, the Ministry of Defense, or the Reserves Training Center in Russia).

You can not indicate the technical features of items (bridges; dams; energy, housing, and utilities, etc.)

Cases where the item's technical characteristics are an integral part of the official or established name are an exception to this rule. For example: Stan 5000.

You can not name functioning navigation- and geolocation-related map items. Draw them as buildings classified under the “Structure, building site” type (see section 3.4. Buildings). Non-working lighthouses are additionally marked as “Location” items of the “Attraction” type.

You can not name air shafts and tunnels in metro systems, mine "mouths", or shaft tunnels. Assign these items building attributes of the “Structure, building site” type.

You can not name docks, boat slips, and shipyards. Assign these items building attributes of the “Industry” type.