Configuring the map

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

You can change the map scale:

  • Using the buttonsand.

  • Using the mouse wheel: scroll it down to zoom out or up to zoom in.

  • Clicking the mouse: a double left click will zoom in on the map and a double right click will zoom out on it.

  • Using the right mouse button:

    1. Right click on a point on the map.

    2. Without releasing the button, move the mouse in the appropriate direction.

      You will highlight a region as you move the mouse.

    3. Release the mouse button.

      The highlighted region will shift to the center of the map and the map scale will increase.

Measure distance

You can measure the distance of straight and curved lines, for example, when tracing a given street.

  1. Click Ruler:.

    To stop measuring, click it again.

  2. Click on the starting point of the segment you want to measure:

  3. Click on the next point of the segment you want to measure:

  4. Click on the subsequent points of the segment you want to measure. 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.

    You can also click anywhere on the line: a new point appears that you can move around the map:

  5. Once you click on a point, a toolbar opens next to it showing its distance from the starting point:

  6. To delete a point, double click on it.

    To delete an entire line, click Clear waypoints in the toolbar next the endpoint:

    To stop measuring (and delete the entire line), click Turn off ruler in the toolbar next to the endpoint (or click the Ruler again:):

Print a map

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

  1. Click(Print). A preview window opens.

  2. There you can change the map scale and move it around.

  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 at the bottom of the page, enter any map annotation you'd like to include. This text is printed below the map.

  5. Click Print.

  6. Select a printer and printing options in the window that opens.

    Click Print.

    Your map is printed in accordance with the options you set.

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

Change the map type

Click(Layers) and select one of the Yandex.Maps display modes:

  • Map (a diagram of roads, buildings, etc.):

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

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

Rotate or tilt the map

You can rotate and tilt the map only in Map mode.

Attention. This feature is not supported on outdated and low-power devices.

You can control the tilt and rotation of the map:

  • Using the compass icon.

    To tilt the map, click 3D. To rotate the map, turn the compass by holding down the left mouse button. The red arrow on the compass points to the north.

  • Using the mouse and keyboard.

    Hold down the Ctrl key and the left mouse button. Move the mouse to rotate or tilt the map.

To return the map to its original position, click the compass once.

Click 2D to reset the map tilt. At small scale, the tilt resets automatically.