Configure a map

You can configure the map in a number of ways:

Move the map

The service displays a map of your city or area by default.

To view a different area, click and drag the map in the appropriate direction.

Change the map scale

There are three ways to change the map scale:
  1. Using the and buttons.

  2. Using the mouse wheel: turn it towards you to zoom out or away from you to zoom in (may vary depending on mouse model).
  3. By clicking the mouse: a double click will zoom in on the map and a double right-click will zoom out on it.

Measure distance

You can measure the distance of straight and jagged lines (for example going up and down a given street).

To measure distance:
  1. Click Ruler: .

  2. Set the starting point for the segment you want to measure:

  3. Set the next point of the segment to be measured:

  4. Set the subsequent points of the segment to be measured. The length of the entire segment will display next to the last point you set:

    You can edit the line by dragging any point to a new place on the map.

  5. To delete a point, double-click it.

    To delete an entire line, click the cross next to the endpoint.

Print a map

You can print the map that you see on the screen, along with additional elements: places you found, routes you built, panoramas (but without traffic jam data and photos). To print a map:

  1. Click (Print).

  2. The map will display in the preview window that opens. You can change the scale and drag the map so that your printer captures the area you want.

  3. Select the following from the field to the left of the Print button:

    • Page format:

      • А4 (210х297 mm)

      • B5 (176x250 mm)

      • Letter (216x279 mm)

      • Legal (216x356 mm)

    • Page orientation:

      • Portrait ─ the longer side of the sheet is vertical

      • Landscape ─ the longer side is horizontal

  4. In the field found at the bottom of the page, enter any map annotation you'd like to include. This text will print below the map.

  5. Click Print.

  6. Choose your printer and printing parameters in the window that opens.

    Click Print.

    Your map will print in accordance with the parameters you set.

You can also print a custom map that contains places you've plotted on it (see the My maps (map constructor) section.

Change the map type

Yandex.Maps includes several display modes:

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

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

Map mode displays by default.

To switch modes:

  1. Click Layers: .

  2. Select a mode:

The mode doesn't affect remaining map functions like search, route planning, or map dragging.