4.4. Mapping rules: Turkey

4.4.1. General rule On the map it is forbidden to draw:
  • 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.

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

4.4.2. Of the administrative-territorial division

Levels of administrative divisions:





2 il Doesn't apply
3 ilçe Doesn't apply


You can not link daughter items to them.



(abbreviated Mah.)

Doesn't apply


5-6 If the named territory takes up all the blocks in a development, draw it at level 4.

Organize Sanayi Bölgesi

(abbreviated OSB

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.

The type for the names of Mahalle administrative-territorial units in Turkish is written in abbreviated form:Mah.

Administrative divisions don't receive the “city” status.

4.4.3. Buildings and address points

The address point is drawn on the foot print, closer to the edge of the building:

If an address of a residential building has only one associated entrance, don't draw the entrance.

Apartments and blocks are created at address points. Additionally:

  • if the name of the apartment or building block belongs to the same parent object as the house number, it is added to the existing address of this building as the type name. “synonym”;

  • if blocks and apartments belong to a different parent object, they are created as an additional address point of the parent object for the block or apartment.

4.4.4. Roads and road infrastructure

The type in the name of the road in Turkish is written abbreviated (if there is a common abbreviation, see below), the full version can be added as the type name. “synonym”. The proper name of the road is always written at the beginning, type ─ at the end of the name.

Translate the “Yanyol” type as “frontage road”. This type of road is assigned the Frontage value of the Design features attribute.

Use abbreviated names for the following types of roads:

Name Abbreviation Translation
Sokak Sok. street
Cadde Cad. avenue
Bulvarı Blv. boulevard
Çıkmaz Çk. 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.

Intersections and interchanges with proper names are classified as the “named exit” road type (see Section Type of road).

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.
Exits from metro stations in Turkey can include the word “Entrance” in their names, even if the exit doesn't have an official name.

4.4.6. Locations

For many organizations, the item type is an integral part of their name and they use it on their signs. In such cases, the item type is included in the official name. For example: Opet Ultramarket.