Map builder

Create a map

Follow these steps to create your own map:

  1. In the Create your own map window, click Create map:

    If you've already created one or more maps and want to return to them, you'll see a list of your maps and can choose the one you want.

    Every line in the list contains the name and date of the last map update as well as a button that opens the menu.

    Using the menu items, you can create a copy of the map, delete it, or share it (by selecting the Share option in the form that appears and then copying the map link):

  2. In the Map Builder window that appears you can create objects: placemarks, lines, and polygons.

  3. Choose your map type. Click Layer and choose an option from the menu:

    • Map is a diagram of map objects: roads, buildings, etc.

    • Satellite is a picture of a particular area taken from space

    • Hybrid is a picture of an area taken from space with additional information added to it (street names, addresses, etc.)

  4. You can also add a traffic layer to your map. Just click Traffic. To disable a mode, you just have to click it again.

    The traffic jam level is indicated by color:

    • — traffic is moving freely
    • — traffic is moving slower in this area
    • — traffic is jammed up
    • — road closed

  5. In the Edit map area you can enter a name for the map (which is useful if you need to find it among several maps in your list) and a description (which may help you remember map details):

    A list of objects you created can be found under the Objects on map list. If you need to edit an object, just click on its name in the list.


    You can also change the order objects are displayed in within every category by moving the appropriate placemark (or line, polygon) to the foreground or background. See the Create object section for more information.

    After you've created all your objects, click Save and continue. The Map type toolbar opens:

  6. In the Map type toolbar, select your map type и get a map code to insert on your site, blog or mobile app. You can also copy a link to your map and share it with friends.

    There are a few ways to do this (for more information, see Select map type and get code or link).

  7. You can also save objects from your map to Yandex.Disk using the following file types (KML, CSV, GPX or GeoJSON).

  8. To return to map-editing mode, click on the Return to map editor link.

  9. To go to your maps list, click Go to map list.