Location and organization classification

Locations and organizations on the map are divided into map item categories/subcategories as well as business categories.

A description of the items in each business category is given below.


Yandex Business sections are used when managing items.

Unlike the list below, actual Yandex Business sections are not numbered (numbers are only used here for navigation purposes).

If an organization's line of business fits multiple categories, select the one that matches their main business activity. For example, if a clothing store also sells some shoes, select the “Clothing store” category.

Multiple categories are indicated only for organizations located in the same premises and whose main activity fits the description for each category. For example, a clothing store and a shoe store located in the same premises under a single brand.

You must indicate the organization's category.

Map item categories:

Object subcategories:

1. Culture, attractions

2. Healthcare

3. Education

4. Finance

5. Shopping

6. State

7. Religion

8. Food

9. Auto

10. Sports

11. Yard and park infrastructure

12. Business and services

13. Construction and real estate

14. Production and materials

15. Recreation and tourism

1. Culture, attractions


1.1. Attraction


1.1.1. Decorative object, plaque

Various art pieces that serve as decorations for their surroundings (murals, mosaics, graffiti) as well as other decorative and themed objects: plaques, information stands in parks or along tourist routes (outside indoor maps), ornate signs, flower clocks, topiary sculptures, decorative flowerbeds, art objects, and decorative engravings.

1.1.2. Attraction

Places or map items that are particularly notable, famous, interesting, or have historical, cultural, architectural, or archeological value. This may include well-known landmarks and tourist attractions.

Examples include bell towers, arches, aqueducts, castles, geoglyphs, bunkers, mounds, gazebos, palaces, mausoleums, minarets, ruins, kremlins, art spaces, and so on.

Monuments and sculptures are not included in this category.

1.1.3. Event location, local landmark

The most important places, territories, and landscape associated with events of historical, scientific, and cultural value. Items that stopped serving their intended function, such as former movie theaters and community centers, as well as individual buildings on abandoned territories (including summer camps, health resorts, and technological disaster areas), provided those buildings don't house active organizations and the name of the inactive organization is mentioned and can be found on-site. This also includes landmark buildings with an unusual shape or size as well as organizations located in abandoned settlements.

Filming locations are not included in this category.

1.1.4. Nature

Noteworthy items (individual or grouped) related to nature and terrain: unusual or rare trees (such as a 400-year-old oak or a redwood tree), canyons, caves, cave systems, rocks, grottos, boulders, groups of waterfalls, and river sources with decorative elements. This category also includes alleys and groves that aren't officially recognized but are deemed well-known landmarks.

1.1.5. Street art

Graffiti created during official festivals or commissioned by the city or private business owners. Unofficial graffiti can be added to the map only if it is older than three months, has become a local landmark, and has been mentioned in the media or popular blogs.

1.1.6. Mineral water galleries and springs

Specially equipped places (usually at resorts) where people can drink natural mineral water directly from springs.

1.2. Products for artists


1.2.1. Stained glass production

Production of stained glass of all kinds: for windows, doors, ceilings, chandeliers, decorative panels, and so on.

1.2.2. Art gallery

Stores that sell paintings, art supplies, and crafts.

1.2.3. Fillet framing

Sale of frames for pictures, mirrors, posters, photographs, and other interior items. This category also includes framing shops.

1.2.4. Icon painting workshop

Workshops that produce icons and iconostases and do restorations.

1.2.5. Art workshop

Workshops where pieces of art and handicrafts are created.

1.3. Archives and libraries


1.3.1. Archive

State and national archives, archival departments of administrations.

1.3.2. Library

Various types of institutions where literature and printed works are stored for public use and reference/background research is conducted.

1.3.3. BookCrossing

BookCrossing is the practice of exchanging books. After finishing a book, you leave it in a public place to be picked up and read by other random people, who are then supposed to do the same thing.

1.4. Music and choreography


1.4.1. Orchestra

Concert, chamber, symphony, academic, military, and other types of orchestras.

1.4.2. Choir, choral studio

Chamber choirs, academic choirs, veteran choirs, choral singing centers, etc.

1.4.3. Musical education

Music schools for children and adults, choral schools, lessons on various musical instruments such as guitar.

1.4.4. Dance school

Training in various styles of dance for amateurs.

1.4.5. Choreography school

Educational institutions that prepare professional dancers and ballerinas for professional careers.

1.4.6. Creative group

Song and dance ensembles; folklore, choreography, music, and other creative groups.

1.4.7. Concert hall

Places where concerts, productions, and other spectator events take place. This category includes: organ halls, auditoriums, stages, and concert halls.

1.4.8. Symphony hall

Music organizations that put on concerts or develop and promote music.

1.4.9. Music store

Musical instrument stores.

1.4.10. Music club

Places where you can relax and listen to various types of live music.

1.5. Theater


1.5.1. Theater

Various theaters.

1.5.2. Theater and concert ticket offices

Counters that sell theater, concert, and other event tickets.

1.6. Monument, sculpture


1.6.1. Entrance sign

This section includes all decorative steles, navigational monuments, and signs installed at the entrances to provinces, cities, municipal areas, and companies.

Attention. The “Entrance sign” attribute can't be assigned to traffic signs or other kinds of signage used for regulating traffic or featured in traffic regulations.
1.6.2. Urban sculpture

Urban sculptures in parks and streets. Items in this category don't represent any particular people or events. They lack grandeur and are created explicitly for entertainment purposes, such as a girl with an oar, a lady with a dog, a scout with a bugle, and fairy-tale characters.

1.6.3. Memorial plaque, foundation stone

This section includes commemorative and memorial plaques dedicated to outstanding people as well as foundation stones and memorial signs dedicated to various people and events.

In this section, you can add informal spontaneous memorials that emerge at the site of an event. These items can't be added to Yandex Map Editor until 3 months after they were created. The following conditions must be met:

  • The memorial is widely known and has coverage in media and blogs.
  • The memorial is kept up (not abandoned).
  • There are no official monuments or plaques dedicated to the same event near the informal memorial.

For example: Nemtsov Bridge, memorials to the victims of school shootings (Kazan, Kerch), People's Memorial to the Defenders of the White House.

If the memorial is no longer kept up or disappears, the item is removed from the map.

1.6.4. Graves of famous people

Individual graves of renowned individuals in cemeteries and buried separately.

Keep in mind that mausoleums and necropolises belong to the Attraction category, while mass graves belong to the Monument, memorial category.

1.6.5. Technical marvel

This section includes military and civil equipment openly showcased in museums and exhibition halls. This section may also include rare pieces of engineering that are not necessarily exhibits, but retain cultural value or make for notable landmarks provided they are stationary (for example, a retro car that's used to promote a nearby car workshop).

1.6.6. Monument, memorial

Monuments and memorials designed to commemorate people and events. This includes monuments, monument sites, and structures dedicated to various wars and military conflicts.

This category also includes isolated mass graves.

1.7. Museums and exhibitions


1.7.1. Planetarium

Various planetariums.

1.7.2. Exhibition center

Exhibition complexes, galleries and halls, exhibition halls, tasting rooms.

1.7.3. Museum

Various museums, theme parks (if they offer educational events), arboretums, nature preserves, "cabinets of curiosities", folk art centers.

1.8. Observation deck


1.8.1. Observation deck

Specially equipped official platforms for tourists.

1.9. Cultural centers


1.9.1. Cultural center

Culture/leisure clubs where concerts, lectures, and themed events take place. This category includes: houses of culture, youth organizations, military clubs, leisure centers, professional unions, 4H clubs, etc.

1.9.2. Cultural center

Organizations, buildings, or building complexes that promote culture and art