4.4. Rules for mapping: Turkey

This section contains rules for mapping features specific to Turkey in English translation:

4.4.1. General rules It is forbidden to draw the following on Yandex Map Editor:
  • Military training areas, shooting ranges.
  • Military commissariats, schools, hospitals.
  • Any buildings and structures controlled by the Armed Forces, Gendarmerie, Ministry of Defense, or National Intelligence Organization of Turkey.
  • Military airfields, landing strips and the signal markings on them. Railway stations on military bases.
  • Any manufacturing, technical, or administrative buildings/territories related to companies that have dealings with the military-industrial complex (Aselsan, Roketsan, etc.).
  • Buildings and territories related to civil defense (shelters or other buildings used to provide safe accommodations to the civil population during a natural disaster or other emergency situation).
  • Coast guard buildings (signaling structures, military lighthouses, rocket defense squadrons, etc.). Pipelines (including oil, gas and water pipes), transmission lines and other structures related to energy transmission.
  • Items that mark state borders, including permanent or temporary fencing, barricades or barriers.

This ban not only concerns posting images of the items listed above and their components on Yandex Map Editor, but also entering their categories, types, coordinates, names, numbers, or other identifiers.

Do not draw in territories where satellite images look “blurry”.

You can't edit map items that were already created on these territories.

Write all words (other than linking words) in names of items using uppercase letters.

4.4.2. Administrative divisions

Levels of administrative divisions:







2ilRegionDoesn't apply
3ilçeDistrictDoesn't apply
4Areas of development


These items (not municipalities) get the “City” status.

You can not link daughter items to them.



(abbreviated Mah.)

MunicipalityDoesn't apply


(abbreviated Bld.)

5-6семпты, мевки, мезра, яйлоIf the named territory takes up all the blocks of a development, then draw it as a level 4.

Organize Sanayi Bölgesi

(abbreviated OSB


OSB (industrial territories)

OSBs are linked to municipalities

Write the types and names of administrative divisions for municipalities, blocks, and named territories, as well as areas of development that have the same name as municipalities.

Abbreviate the type in administrative division names (Mahalle) in Turkish: Mah.)

4.4.3. Buildings and addresses

Put addresses close to the edge of the building footprint.

4.4.4. Roadways and road infrastructure

Abbreviate the type of road names in Turkish (if there is a generally accepted abbreviation, see below), you can add the full version in the “Also known as” name type. Always write the proper names of roads at the beginning and the type at the end.

Translate the “Yanyol” type as “frontage road”. For roads of this type, enter the Frontage value for the attribute Design features.

Use abbreviated names for the following types of roads:

ÇıkmazÇk.dead end

All roads are linked to whatever division of level 4 or higher completely encompasses them within the smallest possible area. Furthermore, level-4 roads are only linked to administrative divisions that are Municipalities.

It is forbidden to draw speed cameras in Turkey.

4.4.5. Transport

In addition to the proper names of stops, enter the operator that services them for all types of transport.

Metro station names include:

  • Official — the line where the station is located and the proper name and type of the station.

  • For caption — the line where the station is located and the proper name of the station.