Changes and additions to the Mapping Rules

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  • Clarified that it's permitted to leave sharp corners when drawing ramp turns and mapping pedestrian crossings where they adjoin stairs.


  • Specified that if a locality's name consists of a number (ID) and an indication that it belongs to an organization, it shouldn't have a map caption name.

    For example: Gardening Co-op No. 5 of the Vichug Manufactory.


  • Clarified that it's permitted to use initials that consist only of the first letter of the name in Yandex Map Editor.


  • Clarified that it's permitted to decline names when specifying commonly accepted names in Russian in regions where Russian is actively used along with the local language.

    For example:

    • Using Cyrillic characters: Ш. Уәлиханов көшесі.
    • Using Latin characters: Sh. Ýálıhanov kóshesi.
    • In Russian: улица Ш. Уалиханова.


  • Specified in the general rules that U-turns that aren't separated from the main road with the relevant marking (“traffic island”) but are actually located some distance before the oncoming traffic direction must be drawn as a separate line in the road network.

    A screenshot of a similar situation from the UAE was added to illustrate this case.


  • Added an alternative version of the name for unnamed items from the “Pass office, security checkpoint” category.

    The name “Pass office” is used for organizations that register and issue passes, while the name “Checkpoint” is given to security posts, pass control points, and other similar facilities.

    See Location and organization names.

  • Clarified that zip code values are set in the “Zip code” field in the “Address” panel regardless of how many addresses are associated with them.


  • Specified that parking pockets in front of building entrances are drawn as parking lots if cars parked on them don't block access to building entrances, garbage collection points, or other yard infrastructure items regardless of road markings.

    Added a screenshot with an example of a similar item.


  • Clarified that the Exit attribute is assigned to lanes used for parking cars or as driveways to yards provided they are marked as a “traffic island”.


  • Clarified that roads in underground parking lots with no buildings above them can be mapped.


  • Clarified that accessibility for bicycles must be enabled in the road sign maps before creating a maneuver on a Class 10 road even if accessibility to bicycles is disabled on the road sections used in the maneuver.

    See section

  • Specified that seasonal items operating out of a permanent location during their high season can be mapped.

    For example: Christmas tree lots, melon markets, soft drink kiosks, and so on.

    Objects operating on an irregular basis are not mapped as items of the “Locations” category.

    For example: pop-up markets, mobile stalls that move around the city, shops that deliver goods to settlements on certain days, and so on.

    However, you can map them in the “Buildings” layer if they meet the requirements for drawing buildings on the map.


  • Clarified that when creating new addresses in a residential area with private houses, placing an address point in the center of the building is preferable but not required.


  • Updated the rules for assigning zip codes in Yandex Map Editor.

    Zip codes are only created and used within Russia and Kazakhstan.

    Depending on the country, the zip code placemark is placed either in the center of the post office with the specified zip code (if a single zip code corresponds to multiple addresses), or the center of the building (if one zip code corresponds to one address).

    Only the zip code ID is specified in the official name (such as 117465 or B00G8P7).

    A zip code value is set in the Zip code field in the Address panel regardless of how many addresses correspond to the specified zip code.


  • Clarified the rules for drawing double-purpose grounds on the map.

    Athletic fields that also function as playgrounds (they feature at least one attribute of a children's playground, such as a swing, a carousel, or something similar) are mapped as items from the “Playground” category.

    Playgrounds designed for team games (such as small basketball courts or soccer fields of non-standard size) are mapped as items from the “Athletic field, workout” category.

    See 11.1.1 and 11.2.1.

  • Clarified that free-standing benches that are not part of larger objects are marked on the map, even if they are located in front of a stage or another map item.

    See 11.6.1.

  • Clarified the criteria for “smooth” outlines that must be adhered to when drawing items in Yandex Map Editor.

    Sections of items that are not straight should be drawn using as few vertexes as possible (while maintaining the smoothness of the outline at all map scales (all the way to 18):

    See and

  • Updated the paragraph of the local rules for assigning names of all types in the UAE.

    Specified that abbreviations in item names are not translated from English into Russian. Instead, the Russian name should be written in Latin characters.

    Clarified that the definite article “Al” is transliterated from English into Russian as “Аль” (except for commonly accepted names in Russian such as Рас-эль-Хайма).

    See 4.8.1.

  • Added to the general rules an example of a complex interchange in the UAE that requires drawing of exits as separate lanes.


  • Updated the rules for drawing tram line sections on the map.


  • Added a description for the “With-flow bus lane” road network attribute.

    The “With-flow bus lane” attribute is for traffic lanes specifically allocated for public transport going in the same direction (only for one-way road sections).

    Set the value to “Yes” (check the box) for road sections that are parts of these type of roads. For all other road sections, you can set the value to “No” (don't check the box):

    If a public transport lane ends immediately before the intersection and continues immediately after it, the attribute is set without any gaps in the network (this also applies to intersections with intra-block driveways).


  • Clarified that technical restrictions should be mapped using the minimum number of road lanes.

    Technical restrictions include restrictions on longer intersections when there is a shorter way using an exit or main road as well as restrictions on short intersections not allowed by traffic regulations.

    See section 3.3.4.

  • Specified that temporary (construction) addresses shouldn't be deleted from the map after an official address is assigned to the buildings if those addresses correspond to the general rules for drawing addresses in Yandex Map Editor.


  • Clarified that free-standing benches with a roof or canopy that do not have any additional space apart from the bench also belong to the “Bench” type.

    See 11.6.1.

  • Specified in the “Indoor maps” section that shopping and business center entrance lobbies that are an isolated space before the main hall inside the shopping or business center should be drawn as a separate area.

    The “round space” designed exclusively for revolving doors is not drawn as a separate area.


  • Updated the list of infrastructure element types in “Indoor maps”.

    Added the following types to the description: “Elevator for the disabled”, “Emergency desk”, and “Waste collection area”.


  • Clarified in the local rules for Turkey that it is allowed to use a space when writing names of apartments and blocks that contain a letter.

    For example, C Blok.


  • Specified that mapping brand names of residential complexes found in the internet search results is allowed, even if the name looks like a descriptive one.

    For example: residential complex Na Lugovoy, Gazprom residential complex.

    See (paragraph 6).

  • Clarified that vegetation within items from the “Park, square” category should be drawn in detail.

    When drawing lawns on the map, also include shrubs and trees.

    Do not simplify urban vegetation polygons.


  • Specified that if some of the entrances to a limited area are inaccessible to pedestrians, then restricted maneuvers with a pedestrian icon enabled should be drawn at the checkpoints.

    See 3.3.4 and

  • Specified that if the road follows a stylobate, the “Level A” and “Level B” values do not change.


  • Location and organization classification continues to be updated.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • Updated the list of scenarios in which the address point may not be drawn inside the building polygon.

    Address points may be drawn outside the footprint of the building they correspond to if the address:

    • Is associated with buildings or structures not mapped as items of the “Building” type (bridges, underground pedestrian crossings, and other underground structures).
    • Is related to a building not mapped in Yandex Map Editor yet.
    • Corresponds to an area rather than a specific building inside the area.


  • Clarified that the “Bicycle” value should not be disabled for sidewalks that run along an intra-block driveway.

    See Section

  • Added the “Park” type to the list of geographical types that should be specified after the adjective in names.

    For example: Tsentralny park kultury i otdykha, Naberezhny park.


  • Clarified the types of pools that can be drawn on the map.

    Only stationary pools are mapped (frame pools are not).


  • Specified in the local rules for the UAE that for roads of minimal significance with sidewalks mapped alongside them, the pedestrian accessibility attribute in the “Accessible by” field should remain enabled.

    See 4.8.3.

  • Created a local paragraph that describes administrative division in the UAE.

    Localities and similar items that cover the entire territory of the UAE and are the smallest administrative division units used to divide the entire country (both inside and outside cities), including city districts, are mapped as items of the “Locality” type (level 4) with the “Is a municipality” option selected.

    Level 3 administrative division units (“District”) are parents for level 4 items (“Locality”).

    See 4.8.4.

  • Clarified that partial fences with breaks at equal distances from each other that allow free passage of pedestrians or vehicles are not drawn on the map.

    Such fences include chainless posts, partial fences with breaks, and so on.


  • Updated the rules for drawing organization placemarks on the map.

    If the organization is located in a movable object like a van or mobile shop, the organization placemark is drawn where the organization's main sign is.


  • Clarified the rules for drawing moving walkways in “Indoor maps”.

    Travolators operating within the same floor are drawn as barriers.

    The rule for drawing moving walkways as separate areas corresponds to the similar rule that applies to escalators and staircases (they are not drawn as separate areas if they don't belong to any particular area and there is free passage under them).

    See and

  • Specified that “Official” names must be entered for each of the languages the item name is added in.


  • Described the details for naming cemeteries using the name of the closest locality or a religious denomination.

    Those names can be used as official names. It is preferable to use the short version of the name. If the short version of the name can't be used, specify the full name of the locality.


  • Relaxed the rules for drawing fences that have breaks or are partial.

    If there are breaks in the fence or the fence is partial, it is preferable (but not mandatory) to draw the fence in the same way: with the breaks in it or so that it does not completely surround the territory.


  • Clarified that roads leading to roofs can be drawn for buildings of the “Stylobate” type.


  • Created a section of rules naming items of all item types in the UAE.

    Specified that English must be used as the source language when translating and transliterating toponyms into other languages, and the local (Arabic) language must be used when translating and transliterating into English.

    See 4.8.1.

  • Described the rules for drawing toll collection points on the map as items of the “Locations” type.

    Toll collection points on road sections are drawn as a single item if one structure is used to collect the payment for the whole section, and as multiple items if separate structures are used to collect payment for each section between the collection points.


  • Clarified that polygons of “Fence” and “Territory” type items should match.

    If a territory's polygon partially overlaps with the polygon of a fence or a body of water, the territory's boundaries should match those of the specified items (no gaps should be left).

    This rule also applies to fences.

    See and

  • Specified that chainless posts between the road and the sidewalk are not considered physical barriers.

    When drawing and editing road network sections, such posts should be ignored.


  • Clarified the rules for using hyphens in item names.

    In item names that refer to the route start and end points using a hyphen, the hyphen is separated by spaces on both sides (for example, the Ponga - Onega ice crossing).


  • Updated and clarified the administrative division schema for Serbia.

    See 4.5.3.

  • Allowed bench swings to be mapped.

    They should be created in the “Locations” layer and can be named “Swings”.

    Freestanding bench swings for kids outside of children's playgrounds belong in the “ Playground” category.

    See 11.6.1 and 11.1.1.

  • Added examples of greenhouses that are not drawn on the map.


  • Specified that omitting the type in the item name when translating it into non-local languages is allowed if it is not used or its spelling is unknown.

    If it is used and its spelling is known, its map item type is added to the official full name of the division unit.

    See and

  • Clarified that sections of toll roads should be mapped with no breaks.

    Clarified that the “Paid” attribute value cannot be assigned to road network sections that are disconnected from the paid road network and create breaks in it.


  • Clarified that boom gates or gates that are located close to each other and function as a composite checkpoint must be marked with a single “Restricted entry” sign.

    This rule also applies to the “boom gate + gate” combination.


  • Allowed frame greenhouses to be drawn on the map as buildings of the “Structure, building site” type.

    Frameless greenhouses and similar structures are not mapped in Yandex Map Editor.


  • Added English to the rule about mandatory captions with items' names and attributes.

    Names and attributes of map items within a given country must be written in at least one of that country's official languages (or in Russian or English).


  • Drawing any paved pedestrian paths in urban areas that are physically distinguished from the surrounding area is allowed.

    Previously, such items were drawn on the map only if they led to building entrances and individual organizations.


  • In the rules sections about roads and administrative divisions, it is clarified that for items whose names contain decimal fractions, in the official name the fraction should be separated from the integer with a dot.

    The dot is placed after the integer.

    See and

  • Drawing entrances to one-apartment residential buildings located in residential areas in the UAE is allowed.

    See 4.8.1.

  • Changed the structure of the rules for drawing places and marking placemarks of organizations on the map.

    The rules for working with these items did not change. They were instead regrouped and divided into two large blocks: organizations to draw and placing items of the “Locations” layer on the map.

    See and

  • Described the rules for assigning accessibility to public transport in the road network maneuvers.

    For the “Legal U-turn” and “Restricted entry” road signs, the public transport attribute in the “Applies to” attribute value must be disabled (inactive).

    Employees and users who have permission to work with the “Transport” layer can edit public transport accessibility in maneuvers if necessary.


  • Clarified that In certain regions, parking signs by default mean that parking is paid.

    For example, in Tbilisi.

    Pay attention to regional features when adding parking lots to the map.


  • Updated the list of cases in which the abbreviation “lit” is used in addresses.

    If there are two real addresses on the same street that are only different in that one of them uses a space (for example, “3Bld361A” and “3Bld361 A”), the “litera” should be written instead of the space (“3Bld361A” and “3Bld361litA”).


  • Clarified that tram lines on paved roads that are not open to vehicles should not be drawn as separate lines.


  • Clarified that decorative tram line fragments that have never been used for tram traffic should not be drawn as tram tracks.

    An example of such fragments are rails that are a monument or part of a monument.

    They can be added to the map in the “Locations” layer.


  • Clarified that if the traffic light only regulates traffic for a pedestrian or bicycle crosswalk, it should be mapped at the intersection of the road with the pedestrian area.


  • Specified in the Indoor maps section that if there is no precise information about whether it is possible to pass under a staircase or escalator, they should be drawn as a separate area.


  • Added “Restricted access” to the list of building types.

    This type includes airport passport control areas (the “Restricted access” areas are only drawn by staff).

    See Section

  • Clarified that some terms that are abbreviations in one language may not be abbreviations in other languages.

    For example, names of the cardinal directions such as NW, SW, and so on.


  • Specified in the local rules for Turkey that the “Cadde” type of road is translated into Russian as “улица”.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If there are streets of the same name with the “Cadde” and “Sokak” types on the map, “Cadde” is translated as “проспект”.


  • Clarified that for items with the İlçe type that do not have a development zone (BUA) of the same name, the center of the administrative division unit is placed in the center of the development zone and not in the item's geometric center.

    This clarification is necessary for items of this type to be displayed on the map correctly.

    See 4.4.2.

  • Allowed grounded vehicles (such as decommissioned ships or aircrafts) without a pedestal that are monuments or museum exhibits to be mapped as “Culture and leisure” items.


  • Clarified that special characters or emojis can't be used in names even if they are used in the trademark.

    See (paragraph 5).

  • Clarified a “hyphen” is preferred for use in official names.

    You can use the name that contains a dash as a synonym.

    See 4.1.6.

  • Added an example to the rule of naming administrations of territorial offices.

    Such names should be written as follows:

    Official: Territorial Office of the Village of Raguli

    Caption name: Territorial Office

    Synonym, historical: Village Administration

    See 4.1.6.

  • Clarified that military facilities from the list of prohibited items are not drawn on the map even if they're abandoned or inactive.


  • Clarified that organizations that do not have a separate office of their own are not mapped in Yandex Map Editor.

    Among others, such items include sports clubs or the services of coaches who do not have an office of their own (such as coaches who periodically teach classes at a rented skating rink or in a gym).

    See 3.6.1.

  • Clarified that abbreviations in names are always capitalized.

    See Section

  • Drawing stair railings as Decorative fence type items is allowed.

    See 3.17.1.

  • Clarified that decommissioned tram line fragments can be drawn using the “Tram tracks” type even if they're negligibly small.


  • Putting the center of a division inside a building polygon for administrative division units that are territories of organizations that hav e given names to streets and addresses is allowed.

    For example, this exception applies to administrative division units created for garage co-ops that have assigned numbers to boxes on their territory. In other cases, the centers of administrative division units cannot be placed inside building polygons or cover address points and other places, with the exception of administrative division units that can be drawn without using polygons (see


  • Clarified that separate areas are not drawn for staircases and escalators in the Indoor maps layer if there is free passage under them.

    If it is possible to move around the floor unobstructed despite the presence of a staircase or escalator, these items are not drawn on the map.


  • Created a local section that describes the rules for naming hydrographic items in Japan.

    Clarified that gulfs should be mapped within their geographical boundaries and named in accordance with the name of their coastal part (“wan”). The geographical name of the gulf and the name of its outer part (“nada”) can be added as synonyms. For example, for Sagami Bay, “Sagami-wan Bay” should be specified as the official name, while “Sagami Bay” and “Sagami-nada Bay” can be added as synonyms.

    See 4.7.3.

  • Expanded the list of main information sources used when creating items of the “Administrative division” layer.

    Layouts, signs, or resolutions of organizations that have given unofficial names to streets or addresses on their territory should be used when mapping the territories of organizations that have given unofficial names to streets or addresses.


  • Clarified that the “Building entrance” attribute is also assigned to the main entrance for public buildings.

    The main entrance is usually the one that leads to any elevators there are and may be monitored by a guard or concierge. Intercoms are also usually installed at the main entrance. Main entrances also include main entrances to public buildings.


  • Described the criteria for naming frontage roads on the map.

    Naming frontage roads that run along major city streets for multiple blocks is allowed, providing that they do not have a unique name of their own. In that case, frontage roads must start and end on the main road (not at a dead end) or a street that intersects with the main road.

    Such items are assigned the same name as the main street, with “frontage road” added to the name in parentheses. If a frontage road has its own name, “frontage road” should be added to the road name in parentheses. For example: Sibirsky Trakt (frontage road).


  • Clarified that on road sections with the “Pedestrian crossing” design feature, the vehicle accessibility attribute is set in accordance with traffic regulations.

    For example, in the Republic of Belarus, according to the local traffic regulations, cyclists do not have to dismount when crossing pedestrian crossings. In Russia, only pedestrians are allowed to use such crossings.


  • Mapping unpaved parking lots is allowed if the area is clearly designated for parking cars and the entrance to it is restricted by a boom gate, chain, fence, or otherwise.

    If any of these conditions is not met, the parking lot is not mapped.


  • Clarified that item names shouldn't be written in all uppercase (capital) letters, even if their trademark is written in capital letters in their articles of incorporation.


  • Updated the rules for using names of the “For caption on map” type.

    In localities and regions where parent items are often included in addresses, the “For caption on map” names must be specified in addition to the official name so the items are correctly displayed on the map.

    For example, in Naberezhnye Chelny, in addition to the double addresses (by street and by block), the block number is duplicated in the addresses of buildings.


  • Prohibited indicating in the item name that it is related to the army.

    Cases when such items are open for visitors (for example: administrative buildings, hospitals, educational institutions, research institutions, or museums) are an exception to this rule.


  • Clarified the section of the rules about the administrative division of Turkey.

    Development zones (“BUA”) must have the same information attributes (name, population) as the parent item they are created for.

    See 4.4.2.

  • Added examples of benches that are allowed to map to the Location and organization classification.

    Hand-made stationary structures used as benches also belong in this category.

  • Continues expanding and updating list of categories in the Location and organization classification.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • Clarified that the form of ownership for territories that include gardening areas must be included in the official name as an acronym.


  • Clarified that the item type for tubing trails and snow parks is specified in the names of the “For caption the map” type.


  • Updated description for a “connected road network”.

    In a connected road network, road sections are connected both geographically and in terms of attributes, which means various types of vehicles are able to use them.

    If a certain type of vehicle can't get to or leave a road network section which it is not located in a large restricted area or an isolated terrain item, this section is considered excluded from the connected road network and requires editing its geography or attributes.

    See section

  • Continues expanding and updating list of categories in the Location and organization classification.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • Clarified that if the category unambiguously and exhaustively defines the item, then only the item's proper name is specified in its official name.


  • It is allowed to map railway turntable and transfer table tracks that are not connected to the railway network. Through tracks inside ground structures are not drawn on the map, even to create a connected graph.


  • Clarified that administrative divisions of the Belde type in Turkey are not marked as a “Municipality”.

    See 4.4.2.

  • Clarified that the names of administrative unit types in Serbia start with lowercase letters in both Cyrillic and Latin script.

    Allowed drawing local communities (mesne zajednice) with objects of the “Block” (level 7) type.

    See 4.5.3 and 4.5.15.

  • Continues expanding and updating list of categories in the Location and organization classification.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • Allowed naming entrances to specialized medical units and entrances to organizations for different types of visitors.


  • Described the criteria for assigning a one-way traffic attribute on Class 8 roads without corresponding signs.


  • Clarified definitions of items of the Locality, Named territory, and Block type.


  • Polished the wording of the point where the railway crossing maneuver is set.

    See 3.8.6.

  • Updated the list of categories in the Location and organization classification to match Yandex Business data.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • Clarified that if there are two entrances with an intercom, the one that has a plate with the range of apartment numbers is considered the main entrance.


  • Clarified that ramps not separated from the main road by a physical divider are not drawn as a separate track.


  • Updated rules for filling in object names of the caption type.


  • Updated and expanded rules for mapping water transport items.

    See 3.16.1, 3.16.2.

  • Clarified that entrances to car washes and similar organizations are considered as such when there is an entrance for customers or only one entrance to the organization property.

    See 3.6.3.

  • Clarified the rules for using the "pavement" attribute.


  • Added a requirement for using the corner rounding tool.


  • You can now draw railway crossings on the map.

    See 3.8.6 and

  • Clarified that addresses whose parent items are organizations without a proper name are not marked on the map.


  • Added a definition for urban highways.

    See Section

  • Updated the rules for naming trails.


  • Clarified that rumble strips are not considered speed bumps or marked on the map.

    See 3.8.5.

  • Clarified that the name of the "Also known as, historical" type is not set for streets if it coincides with the official name of another item of the Road category located in the same locality.


  • Updated the rules for drawing vegetation.

    See Sections and

  • You can now draw items of the Decorative fence type around enclosures in zoos and amusement parks.

    See Section

  • Clarified that you should add apartment details to the address in the entrance attributes for buildings instead of to the address itself.

    See 3.5.

  • Expanded the list of categories in the Location and organization classification to match Yandex Business data.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • Clarified that pockets for perpendicular parking with two or more rows located on one or both sides of the road are drawn as polygon parking.


  • Added examples of abbreviating address details when adding them to the map.

    The word "pavilion" is abbreviated as "pav" (for example, "12pav6"), and the word "section" is abbreviated as "sect" (for example, "12sect2").


  • Updated the rules for drawing vegetation on the map.

    The external polygon of vegetation items is drawn based on the actual vegetation boundaries rather than the line of tree canopies.


  • Added an example when an administrative division of the Named territory type is subordinate to an administrative division of a level higher than locality.

    For example, Dolgoe Urochische in Voskresensky District.


  • Clarified that for city districts, the locality or larger city district with the smallest area that completely encompasses this district is selected as the parent.


  • Added a description of the "Outdoor pool" hydrographic polygonal item type.

    This type includes all outdoor pools, those located on private property included, even if they do not have a name.


  • Updated the rules for entering names of the "Also know as, historical" type.

    If the "Also known as, historical" name is identical to the official name of another object within the same level-1 administrative unit (country), delete this name.

    Please note that this rule now only applies to items in the Administrative division category.


  • You can now draw “speed bumps” and other similar items on the map.

    See 3.8.5. Speed bumps.

  • Changed the rules for drawing organization placemarks on the map.


  • Clarified that the caption for administrative divisions of the same name but different levels should not include their abbreviated type. Added caption examples for blocks of the same name located close to each other.

    See Sections and

  • Clarified that you can draw parallel parking lots along class-8 roads that are part of the urban paid parking network regardless of whether they have their own separate territory.

    See point

  • Added a description of a new situation when a tram line can be drawn using two lines: when tram tracks are located on different sides of the same roadway (in addition to tram tracks that form circles.


  • Now you don't have to specify the height of buildings under construction or one- or two-story buildings.


  • Clarified that in residential buildings, service entrances also include entrances to organizations inaccessible for visitors.


  • Updated the rules for adding unofficial addresses used locally to the map.


  • You can now draw road sections that are parallel to the main road and separated from it by a dividing line and/or bus lane.


  • Added examples of items of the “Other terrain items” type (for example, peninsula, cape, desert, quarry, ravine, mountain range, salt marsh, spoil tip).


  • You can now name water-filled quarries that do not have an official name and assign to them the “Lake, body of water” type.

    See and

  • Clarified that organization names are only written in uppercase (capital) letters only if their trademark is written in uppercase (capital) letters in their articles of incorporation.


  • Added rules for naming cell towers.

    See Rules for naming housing and utility objects.

  • Clarified that bike accessibility is enabled for underground and aboveground pedestrian crosswalks and stairways if they have a ramp accessible to bicycles.


  • Described the “Movement type” and “Departure” fields usually found in inaccuracy cards for routes.

    See 2.11.2 (1.1).

  • Clarified the rules for listing multiple categories for an organization on the map: multiple categories are only indicated for organizations located on the same premises and whose main activity fits the description for each category.

    See Location and organization classification.

  • Clarified that when an organization moves to a new location, you need to create a new item and change the status of the old item in the Yandex Business block to “Permanently closed”.


  • You can now draw lawns located within urban vegetation items as separate items.

    See and

  • Clarified that proper names of administrative divisions beginning with a preposition are capitalized.

    In other cases, prepositions and conjunctions in toponyms are written in lowercase.


  • Described the rules for displaying organizations that suspended operations or changed their name as well as those that opened on the site of businesses that ceased operations.

    In case of rebranding or change of ownership, don't edit the item on the map until the organization officially opens under the new brand.

    If a chain temporarily suspends operations for any reason, do not delete its organizations from the map.

    When a new organization officially opens in place of one that closed down, delete the old item from the map and create a new one in its place.

    See Sections and

  • Changed the pedestrian road closure duration sufficient to set the “Under construction” option.

    You can now assign the “Under construction” attribute to pedestrian roads undergoing construction or repairs for a period of two months or more.


  • Added a new type of items to the “Decorative object, plaque” category: information stands in parks or along tourist routes outside indoor maps.

    See Location and organization classification, section 1.1.4.

  • Clarified that if the stairs are part of a sidewalk without bike access, bike accessibility for stairs should also be disabled.

    Added an illustrated example of this item type.


  • Added new territory types on the map.

    The “Territories” layer now also shows playgrounds and dog parks.


  • Clarified that if a block is marked "Doesn't have an official status" and is located near another block with the same name, the shortened type is used in its caption.

    For example, the caption names of the Romashka Subdistrict and Romashka Residential Complex located close to each other will be Romashka and Romashka Residential Complex, respectively. This rule only applies to items in post-Soviet countries.


  • Clarified that parking pockets located along a road of class 7 or higher where more than one car in a row can be parked are drawn as a parking placemark rather than a linear item.

    In localities, designated parking pockets along roads of classes 1-7 where only single-row parking is allowed are drawn as linear items.


  • Clarified that prepositions and conjunctions in toponyms are always written in lowercase.

    This rule applies only to items located in post-Soviet countries.


  • Updated mapping rules for Turkey:

    • Clarified that for numbered street names, a dot should be placed after the number (for example: 123. Sok.).
    • Updated the map of administrative divisions.
    • Clarified that there are no Belde in metropolitan areas, and items of the Yayla, Mevki, and Mezra type can only be mapped as administrative divisions of the "Named territory" category.

    See Sections 4.4.5 and 4.4.2.

  • Clarified that you can draw one-way entrances and exits from the underground parking if they are located in close proximity to each other.

    In this case, connect the entrance and exit sections with an arc within the structure without leading them into the building.


  • Clarified that if there are breaks in a fence, you should draw it with the breaks or show that it does not completely surround the territory.

    When drawing fences with gates or boom gates, avoid breaking the fence line.

    Entrances and exits to restricted territories should be connected to pedestrian paths or motorways so you can mark the entrance/exit. The best option is also to draw the end behind the fence line.

    See Sections,, and

  • You can put unofficial street names on the map.

    You can find a detailed announcement of the update in the message in the Yandex Maps Editor Community.

    See p.,,,,,,

  • Added a feature that helps users link roads to vegetation.

    Road network items include different alleys and walkways on the territory of vegetation items.

    Roads can be linked to vegetation items if they aren't in the list of official streets of their locality and are named by the administration of the vegetation item. Otherwise, link the road to the administrative division.


  • In the local rules, you can apply internal addresses on organization territory.

    See 4.1.4. Address attribution.

  • Described cases for when it's permitted to specify a locality in the name of a public transport stop.


  • Expanded the list of objects in the "Named territory" administrative division category.

    They also include advanced socio-economic development territories.


  • Clarified the rules for displaying permanent barriers on the map.


  • Clarified the class for public transport lanes separated from the main road by a physical divider.

    Such sections receive class 7 status (roads of minimal significance).


  • Clarified how to enter the speed limit if it differs by time of day.

    If the speed limit for a road section differs by time of day, enter the daytime value for the attribute.


  • Removed the point about the overall lowest speed limit.

    It used to be the rule that if the speed limit on a section for the direction A→B is lower than the speed limit for the direction B→A, the overall lowest speed limit on the section is used. That decision was reversed.


  • You can now draw organization entrances.

    You can find a detailed announcement of the update in the Entrances to organizations in Yandex Map Editor message in the Yandex Maps Editor Community.

    See Sections 3.4.3 and 3.18.3.

  • Clarified that addresses without letters are entered on the map in one of the country's official languages.


  • Clarified that monuments, memorial plaques, murals, tombs, and similar items located inside buildings are not mapped.


  • Described cases when the entrance to an underground parking lot or a parking lot inside a building is located some distance away from its actual location.

    In these cases, parking placemarks are mapped at the beginning of the entrance.


  • Added a “Model layout” category for indoor maps.

    This category includes model layouts for shopping and entertainment centers (railroad model layouts, miniature cities and attractions) as well as models of residential complexes in sales offices and decorative installations in business centers.

    See 1.21.1.

  • Clarified that you can name exits and connecting road sections at interchanges as well as circular road sections if the road name refers exclusively to those sections.

    In these cases, the road type is set as "Street in a locality".

    See Sections and

  • If there are obstacles on both sides of the road, set the road section class to 10 (Pedestrian and bike paths) but don't mark it with the Prohibited maneuver road sign.

    Obstacles might include, for example, concrete blocks or gates not even used by staff, tenant, or corporate vehicles.


  • Clarified that the boundaries of bodies of water shared by two or more countries and with different names in those countries are determined by the shore line and the line of the state border.

    In these cases, two or more hydrographic items with different names are created on the map.


  • The list of items with the Limited parking type now includes electric vehicle parking.

    This type also includes other parking lots intended for vehicles of a certain type (for example, taxi parking).


  • Added the Security checkpoint, pass point category to the Location and organization classification.

    See 12.1.38.

  • Expanded the list of items classified as localities.

    They now also include cottage settlements and similar localities that are fenced off from the surrounding structures and have the same developer or seller as well as their own brand name.


  • Clarified that permanently installed road posts separating oncoming roadways are used to draw roads using two lines.

    The same rules apply when roadways are divided by a barrier.


  • You can now draw guest and service entrances to the territories of residential complexes, cottage settlements, and so on as well as those of organizations.

    For all entrances, you should also add a “Restricted entry” road sign, with a “Prohibited maneuver” road sign in the same intersection of the road graph for service entrances.


  • Added the following categories to the Location and organization classification:

    • 2.3.23. Pre-trip inspection point.
    • 12.1.44. Petroleum products.
    • 12.5.17. Electrical equipment repair.
  • Clarified the rules for drawing barriers on roads.


  • Clarified that in the Russian Federation and ex-USSR countries, the item type for districts (level 3) includes their full typological description without the proper name.


  • Expanded the list of cases where you shouldn't include the item type in the item's name.

    Don't include it in the names of items whose proper names already contain their type.

    See also Section

  • Added a definition for the “Hotel” category.

    See Section 1.9.1 (Location and organization classification).

  • Expanded the list of items restricted from display in Turkey.


  • Changed the rules for displaying ski trails on Yandex Map Editor.

    They are now marked as a new road type: “Trail”.


  • You can now draw above-ground sections of metro lines.

    They are not included in composite items.


  • Updated the rules for setting the “Center” attribute for administrative divisions.

    The regional district center attribute can only be set for localities that are centers of level 3 (Regional district) divisions subordinate to level 2 (Region) and higher divisions.

    City districts classified as level 3 (Regional district) divisions can also be set as regional district centers.


  • Added a description of the “Stylobate” building type and its differences from other types of buildings.

    A stylobate is a low-rise structure adjacent to a high-rise building where cars and pedestrians can move around and where the items of courtyard infrastructure and vegetation are located.

    Structures that are similar except without the infrastructure and vegetation are not marked as the “Stylobate” type.


  • Updated and expanded the rules for drawing and adding attributes to air transport items.

    See Sections 3.15.1 and 3.15.2.

  • Clarified that administrative divisions that are located in the same development area as municipalities and don't have documented borders can be drawn as places without polygons.

    Mark them as level 6 administrative divisions (Named territories).

    Examples are mevkii and semty in Turkey.


  • Updated and expanded the section that describes the administrative divisions in Turkey.

    Also added Turkey's administrative division hierarchy.

    See 4.4.2.

  • Clarified that for new items in the “Buildings” layer, the condition attribute can't be set to “Planned”.

    See Section

  • Clarified that benches at public transport stops are not mapped.

    See Section 11.7.1.

  • Clarified the rules for drawing development areas in countries where the lowest administrative divisions cover the entirety of their parent divisions.

    See Section

  • Updated the rule for setting the value of the “Center” attribute.

    See Section

  • You can now draw fences along any roads, not just public ones.

    See Section

  • Clarified that separate handicapped parking spaces in public or restricted parking areas are not drawn as places.

    You can only draw them in the “Indoor maps” and “Parallel parking” layers.

    See Section

  • Updated the description for the “Winter recreation” and “Hotel” categories in the Location and organization classification.

    See Sections 1.2.2 and 1.9.1.

  • Added an example of an administrative division that is the parent of an address and whose descriptive name can be added to the map.

    See sections

  • Clarified that if multiple signs with different names are posted at a public transport stop and used equally often, they are written in the official name field separated by a slash (/).

    See Section

  • Updated the rules for captioning “residential complexes”.

    Residential complexes and buildings with proper names should now only have their proper name in the caption rather than including the type.

    See Section

  • Specified that seasonal pedestrian paths formed in winter (ski trails and paths that pass through reservoirs as well as other items available only in winter) are not shown on the map.

    See Section

  • Clarified that garbage enclosures are mapped as buildings of the “Structure, building” category (they are drawn in addition to the item of the “Places” type rather than instead of it).

    See Section

  • The list of engineering infrastructure facilities now includes distribution transformer substations (abbreviated for captions as “DTS”).

    See Section

  • You can now draw metal detector frames everywhere rather than just in transportation buildings.

    See Sections and

  • Updated the rule for drawing indoor maps of mixed-use buildings: don't draw indoor maps for business centers located on the upper floors of shopping centers if they're not part of the shopping center and access to them is limited.

    See Section

  • Indoor maps can now include vending machines.

    Only items that don't belong to any category can't be mapped.

    See Section

  • Updated the rule for setting the Roundabout attribute: it must be confirmed by a corresponding road sign or similar set of signs (depending on the country).

    See Section

  • Clarified that when parking availability is changed temporarily (during the winter or road construction), parking attributes are only edited if new road signs are installed or in accordance with the traffic regulations.

    News sources mentioning temporary changes in parking rules can't be the basis for such edits.

    See Section

  • Clarified that time restrictions are only specified for roads with vehicle traffic, while time limits are specified for pedestrians and all transport types. Time limits can't be set for public transport.

    See 3.3.4. Road signs, Section 8.

  • Added the following categories to Location and organization classification:
    • 11.6.3. Electric Scooter Charging Station
    • 12.10.4. Charger rental
  • Addresses with the word "part" can now be displayed on the map.

    When adding such addresses, shorten the word "part" as "p", for example, "Tsentralnaya Street, 1p2".


  • Added a new room type for Indoor maps: indoor area.

    Indoor areas are specially equipped areas intended for catering services, recreation, and other services in public areas that are relatively isolated and not intended for through traffic. For example: Food Court, Waiting Room.

    See Section

  • Updated the section about item moderation and handling inaccuracy reports in Yandex Map Editor. Updated screenshots, polished the wording.

    See sections and 2.11.

  • You can now specify the item type for individual buildings in an administrative division.

    They include residential complexes that consist of one building, named buildings, and other similar objects.

    Added an example showing that such items can have names like "Building N" or similar. Specific types are not regulated, so you can use the item type specified in the official name of the item (for example, on the developer's website).

    See section, paragraph 6.

  • Clarified that time limits can be created for all vehicles types they apply to.

    Time limits can apply to all vehicle types, unlike time restrictions, which are only created for roads.

    Time limits are set for the specific time intervals they apply to. The specified road sign is invalid the rest of the time.

    See section

  • You can now add cafes located within supermarkets and hypermarkets to indoor maps. For example, a cafe in the Your House store.

    You can map these items if they have:
    • A separate cash register.
    • An eating area with tables.

    See Location and organization classification, section 8.1. Cafe, Restaurant (paragraph 8.1.2).

  • Created a section with the rules for adding attributes to administrative divisions in Japan.

    It describes the hierarchy of the administrative division system in Japan and the rules for setting and linking attributes.

    See section 4.7.2.

  • Updated the rule for setting Legal U-Turn road signs: they are set on class 1-7 roads.

    See 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Updated the rule for drawing entrances to buildings: you can now draw entrances to abandoned buildings.


  • Updated the rule for setting Level A and Level B attributes for rapid transit lines: they both must have a value of 0.


  • Updated the rules for drawing parking spot lines: they are now drawn with gaps at intersections with exits that are perpendicular to them.


  • Updated category descriptions 1.2.13. Recreational infrastructure and 12.19.1. Mother and child room: the items for the Mother and child room type are only drawn on indoor maps, in other cases marked on the map as Recreational infrastructure items.

    See Location and organization classification

  • Indoor maps can now include vending machines.


  • Separate areas can now be allocated for organizations that have an isolated space for the vendor.


  • Updated the rules for drawing and adding attributes to the following item types: 11.8 Bench, 11.9 Gazebo, 11.10 Barbecue area.
  • Updated the rules for drawing and adding attributes to parking lots located on the roofs of buildings.


  • Updated the list of items you can't draw on the map.


  • Updated the road network drawing rules.


  • Updated the rule for assigning the Under construction attribute to road sections. If assigning this attribute isolates adjacent sections from the road network, you need to:
    • Assign the Under construction attribute to dead-end road sections of class 8 or higher and set their class to 7.
    • Disable accessibility for vehicles for road sections of class 9 or 10.


  • Changed the rule for drawing parking spots: on class 1-7 roads, parking spot lines are now drawn along the edge of the roadway.


  • If a road section temporarily allows two-way traffic, change the value of the "Direction of traffic" attribute to "Traffic allowed in both directions."


  • Updated the rules for drawing indoor maps.

    See 3.18.

  • Added a rule for drawing side sections of railway tracks.


  • Updated the rules for drawing fences. When there's more than one fence perimeter and there are no buildings, roads, or other items between the perimeters, you only need to draw the outer fence.


  • Updated the information about Industry buildings. This type should now include all buildings within industrial zones, except for:
    • Administrative buildings of industrial enterprises (label these Offices)

    • Garages located in garage co-cops (should be labeled as the Structure, building site type).

    See sections Type.

  • Added new item subcategories to the Yard and park infrastructure section of the Places and organizations directory: 11.11.1. Laundry area and 11.12.1. Aviary.
  • Updated the rule for drawing parking lots: dead-end expansions of drive ways within blocks should be drawn as polygonal objects.

    See section

  • Updated the rules for drawing fences and adding attributes to them.

    See 3.17. Fences.

  • The Urban forest vegetation items got a type update: their type changed from Woodland to Park, square.

    See Type.

  • As an exception, vegetation items (as well as terrain, hydrography, and road infrastructure items) without official names can be named if they are used as city landmarks in official documents (as well as in media and public transport stop names), or on local internet forums and major websites, provided that the naming is consistent across all sources. If the name of an item is only mentioned in historical sources, don't name it on the map.

    See sections

  • Updated rules for assigning types to rooms when adding attributes to indoor maps:
    • When drawing new indoor maps, all rooms that house organizations are allocated the “Business type”
    • When an organization is shut down, the room type shouldn't be changed to “Staff” and should be left as “Business”.

    See Section 3.18.3. Indoor areas.

  • Changed the rules for mapping organizations located in abandoned settlements: after they close down, their subcategory changes to “1.1. Attraction” (“1.1.2. Event location, local landmark”), while the status is left as “open”. See
  • Changed the rule for mapping entrances in Turkey.


  • We extended the scope of the rule that specifies the level of detail when drawing the road network in regard to pedestrian paths that lead to building entrances.


  • We've updated the rules for setting road section accessibility for pedestrians allowing us to maintain the connectivity of the pedestrian graph.

    See See and, as well as example 1 and example 2.

  • We've changed the rule for drawing road sections under construction. Now you can draw them on the map as soon as the terrain starts to get prepared for the construction.

    See Under construction.

  • We've updated the rule for drawing and adding attributes to utility and storage buildings. Now it's allowed to draw public transport stop awnings and pavilions.

    See and Type.

  • We changed the rules for naming utility objects. Operators are no longer specified in the “Also known as” names.

    See Section

  • The rule was added for translating names that consist of two parts and contain numerals.

    See point 7 of Section

  • Rules for setting speed limits for sections of road were updated.

    See Speed limit.

  • We updated the rule for drawing traffic conditions with time restrictions (i.e. those conditions that are only valid during specific times) for pedestrian roads and shared-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians.

    See Adding road signs, paragraph 8.

  • The rules for setting parent divisions were updated:

  • Rules were added for drawing and naming seasonal roads.

    See Section Rules for drawing seasonal roads.

  • The rule for drawing the indoor map level polygons was clarified. Such a polygon can include the polygons of buildings adjacent to the main building of a shopping or transport object, if these buildings are visually perceived as part of this object, even if they are isolated from it.

    See Section 3.18.2.

  • The rules for placement of item placemarks in the “Place” category were clarified.

    See Section

  • We changed the rules for adding attributes to relief point objects. Now it's permitted to specify the height of such objects.


  • We clarified the descriptions for the business categories of Location and organization classification. ATX and communication facilities where customer service is not offered were moved to 6.2.10. Engineering infrastructure.

    See Sections 6.2. Communal services and 6.9. Post offices.

  • Updated that surveillance cameras on pedestrian crossings should be classified as Intersection traffic control.

    See Speed camera: add.

  • Updated that the names of administrative units are indicated in accordance with the State Catalogue of Geographical Names.

    See Name.

  • Updated that the brackets in the names of administrative units are used in accordance with the State Catalogue of Geographical Names (or similar documents in other countries).

    See Section

  • “Expressways” are excluded from the definition of motorways (class 1 roads).

    See Section


Specified in which cases the effect of prohibitive signs does not apply to cyclists.

See Section

  • Updated the criteria for short sections of road in localities.

    See Section

  • Updated the rules for setting speed limits in cases when different restrictions apply to different lanes.

    See Section

  • Updated the algorithm for managing map inaccuracies: clarified cases for when comments included in an inaccuracy card are marked with an exclamation mark icon.

    See 2.11.2. Fixing possible problems.

  • Section 1.13.7. Picnic area now includes new items in its Location and organization classification: furnished rest areas equipped that are located along highways and indicated with 7.11 Rest area road signs.

    See Location and organization classification

  • Changed the list of types for former or closed organizations that should be displayed on the map if they are local landmarks.


  • The list of abbreviations to be used in addresses (for Russia and other former Soviet countries) now includes “PO” (post office). This should only be used if omitting “PO” creates a duplicate address.


  • Added a rule for road sections that are named based on diagrams and internal documents of parks, nature reserves, and similar items: their sections only include pedestrian sections of road.



Updated rules for naming monuments (for Russia and other former Soviet countries).

See org_rul2_ru.4.1.6.html#org_rul2_ru.4.1.6__4.1.6.2.


Updated a rule for drawing boom gates on roads: don't draw them on road sections only accessible by public transport (or only accessible by public transport as well as pedestrians or cyclists).

See 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Updated rules for drawing indoor maps of the following locations:
    • Escalators, elevators, store counters, and rooms under stairwells.
    • Vending machines and currently uncategorized locations.
    • Airport boarding gates.
  • Updated the rules for adding attributes to administrative divisions in Turkey: they shouldn't be assigned the “City” status.

    See section 4.4.2.

  • Updated the rules for drawing entrances to gas stations.

    See section

  • Updated the rules for drawing organizations located within closed territories of organizations (Places).


  • Changed the rules for setting the “Residential area” attribute and access restrictions for public roads restricted by a sign in one lane.

    See Sections Residential area and 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Changed the rules for specifying “official” names for items that have their own name, number (if applicable), and item type. Applies to all items of the following types: Food, Auto, Trade, Finance, Yard and park infrastructure, Sports, as well as Drugstore and Optician subtypes.

    See Name formatting.

  • Added a description to the Accessible by wheelchair attribute, which can be set for certain types of organizations.

    See Yandex Business block.

  • You can now name items related to polygon hydrography if their names have been brought up in media or on official websites (applies to Russia and other former Soviet countries).


  • Updated the rules for linking winter roads and ice crossings to administrative divisions.

    See section

  • Updated the rule for setting the “Structure type” attribute for sections of road passing through underground parking lots (don't set the “Tunnel” value).

    See section

  • Added a rule for setting speed limits indicated by temporary signs that have been installed for more than half a year.

    See section

  • Updated the standards for including causeways as parts of larger roads.


  • Added an exception to the rule that mandates wide pedestrian streets to be connected to road networks.

    See Class.

  • Updated the rule for drawing well-equipped land transport stops: place the icon in the center of the passenger shelter. If there isn't one, place the icon in the equipped waiting area instead. If there is no equipped platform, place the icon in the center of the road widening meant for public transport parking.

    See Equipped stops.

  • Added a rule for deleting items in the Location category placed in buildings with indoor maps.

    See section

  • Updated the rule for writing the word “kilometer” in the official names of administrative divisions.


  • Added a rule for naming indoor map levels: their names can be a number without letters or a combination of numbers and letters.

  • Added permission to complement the names of newly formed administrative divisions with the names of abolished regions and districts assimilated by the new divisions. The complementary names should receive the “Also known as, historical” type until 15 years after the new administrative division has been established.

    To learn more, see section Also known as, historical

  • Added rules for drawing new types of speed cameras.

    See Speed camera: add.

  • You can now draw pedestrian roads that go through interiors of security checkpoints that lead to restricted areas.

    See section

  • Added a rule for adding attributes to constructed roads that are not going to be put into service: such roads should receive the Class 7 status and be set as unaccessible to all types of transport.

    See sections and

  • Added a feature that allows users to create maintenance sections that ensure all water transport lines are in operational condition.


  • Updated the rules for drawing rooms within their indoor map level.
  • Buildings with indoor maps cannot be edited.

    See 3.4. Buildings.

  • Updated the rule about drawing traffic conditions near “No traffic” signs that close off areas with only one entrance.

    See Sections and 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Updated the rules for setting values for the “Residential area” attribute.

    See Residential area.

  • Updated the rules for naming items (Places) that belong to the following categories: Healthcare, Education and research, Finance, Trade, Government, Religion, Food, Auto, Sport, Culture and recreation, Businesses and services.


  • Updated the rules for naming items (Places) of the “Yard and Park infrastructure” type).

    See section

  • Updated the rules for naming items that have a proper name and/or number.

    See sections and Name formatting.

  • Updated the rules for naming independent organizations subordinate to parent organizations.

    See section Name formatting.

  • Added rules for drawing Indoor maps and adding attributes to them.

    See 3.18. Indoor maps.

  • Updated the rules for naming places whose categories are linked to Yandex Business.

    Now you don't have to specify an item's caption name if it's the same as the official name.

  • Temporarily disabled feature for editing road accessibility for cargo trucks and adding turns exclusively for trucks.

    See Sections Available for and 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Expanded the list of cases when you can draw roads that lead to multi-level and underground parking spaces.


  • Updated the Location and organization classification:
    • Added categories for infrastructure-related items: 12.2.37. Industrial infrastructure, 12.11.14. Agricultural infrastructure, 6.2.10. Engineering infrastructure, 9.1.20. Transport infrastructure. The descriptions of these items' former categories have been updated accordingly.

    • The “Perinatal care” category was moved from category 2.3. Medical facility to category 2.1. Hospital, clinic.
    • Removed categories “Election commissions and polling stations” and “Hotel booking”.
  • The Status attribute used for buildings received a new possible value: Planned (such buildings have not yet been constructed, but the official construction plan for a residential complex or cottage settlement lists their specifications). Currently this value is being tested and isn't accessible through edit mode.

    See section

  • Streets considered pedestrian (like the Tallinn downtown) must now receive attributes that make them accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists.

    See section Roads of minimal significance (class 7).

  • Updated the rules for displaying staff entrances: “illegal turns” should be placed at the same points as “Restricted entries” (instead of being placed at nearest intersections).


  • Updated the rules for translating “Places”: you need to fully translate an item's name if doesn't have a proper name and uses its item type as a stand-in.


  • Changed attribution rules for horticultural co-operatives and similar settlements: their attribute value should now be set to No official status.

    See Does not have an official status.

  • Updated the rule for drawing piers on stilts: they are drawn as items of bridge type.

    See 3.8.1. Road structures. Rules for drawing and adding attributes..

  • Updated the rule for adding attributes to one-way dead-end entrances and exits: two-way traffic must be allowed.


  • Added a condition for connecting a road graph to isolated settlements: an ice crossing or a winter road.

  • Expanded the list of items shared with Yandex Business that follow the new rules: Finance, Trade, Food, Auto, Business, or Services categories and Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optics, and Adult Education subcategories.

  • Updated rules for naming items in the “Location” category:
    • removed the requirement to specify the “also known as” name for cases when the item's “official” name matches its “for caption on map” name
    • names of organizations that used to be abbreviations but became acronyms no longer have to be entered in lowercase letters
    • added a rule that allows writing an organization's name in lower case if an organization is branded as such

    For more information, see Name.

  • Changed the rules for specifying transportation accessibility for roads in settlements that are completely disconnected from the main road network.

    See Sections Available for and

  • Expanded the list of types for fictional stations (stations that ensure the validity of technical documentation) that are users are prohibited from drawing on the YME.

    See section

  • Clarified the cases when an item type must be specified in an official name: organizations (places) of the Finance, Trade, and Food categories.
  • Added a rule for writing compound road names (such as Central Street Large Driveway).


  • Expanded the list of cases when you can draw parking lots in non-urban localities (included parking lanes).

    See point

  • Updated the rules for transcription of street names: do not use transcription for single-letter street notation.

    See section (item 5 in the list).

  • Clarified rules for airport names in Russia.

    See section

  • Clarified the rule for naming items located in post-Soviet states: their item type must always be used in official names.

    See also section

  • The “Design feature” attribute got a new value for road sections: “Access road”.


  • The updated rule for indicating whether roads and sidewalks are accessible for bicyclists in Russia also apply to Kazakhstan.


  • Soft sign transcription rule update: it is omitted when a word is transliterated.

    See Rules for transcribing Russian letters.

  • Added a list of standardized names to use with “Food” organizations (places) that have no proper names of their own (depends on the category).
  • Rule update: if the “No traffic” sign is placed on class-8 roads, it is not marked with a Restricted entry road sign.

    See 3.3.4. Road signs.

  • Updated the format of writing names for numbered kilometers of routes that are parent items for addresses.


  • For roads that are accessible to pedestrians, you can now draw a passage that connects isolated parts of such road to the larger road network.


  • Removed the clarification about the official languages used in Transdniestria.


  • Added a description of attributing organizations (places) in the “Food” category.
  • Clarified the rule for captioning Food organizations (places) on map: the captions must consist both of their proper names and item type if they are tied grammatically.
  • Added a description of the new road section attribute “Oncoming lane for taxi”.

    See Oncoming or with-flow taxi lane.

  • Updated the description of the “Accessible to” road section attribute (added a new type of transport: taxi).

    See Available for.

  • Added a rule for adding the “Taxi” value in the parameters of road section accessibility.


  • Updated the rule for setting the accessibility of a road section to cyclists: it is disabled at T-junctions of class-8 road sections if they are located between the sidewalk and roads that are not accessible to cyclists.

    See Section

  • Changed the rule for drawing u-turn sites for public transport.


  • Updated the rule for drawing parking spots. See point
  • New rule added: crossroads and small at-grade junctions with proper names can now be drawn as level-6 administrative divisions (Named territories). You can either use a placemark with no polygon or draw a polygon around the placemark.

    See,, Name of road).

  • Rule update: the section concerning on-land transportation now has new rules for naming stops that use numbers instead of proper names.

    See section

  • Rule updated: parking lots located along class-8 roads must now be drawn as parallel parking if they are part of an urban paid parking network and don't have their own separate territory.

    See sections and

  • Updated the rules for naming land transport stops.


  • Rule update: Do not add or edit Level attributes to high-speed transport lines.

    See section

  • Translation/transliteration rule update: abbreviation rules of the target language must be taken into account when translating numbers in proper names. If an item name combines a numeral with a letter, do not translate (transliterate) the letter.


  • Updated the rule for drawing land transport stops with new information.

    See section

  • Updated the rules for cases of including a road section into areas of several streets simultaniously.

    See section

  • Rule update: Do not attribute numbers to individual entrances in residential buildings if each entrance has its own address.

    See section

  • Changed rules concerning road sections near checkpoints and toll booths: now you do not need to draw extra road lines to match traffic lanes.

    See points

  • Updated rules for drawing road sections by using two lines: elaborated on cases where tram rails are separated from the car sections by solid traffic lane markings.

    See section

  • Rule update: changed attribution rules for road sections with the Ford “structure type” (see section this road section's class must be the same as all the adjacent road sections. Disable the paved attribute and enable the disrepair attribute.

  • Rule update: do not set the “Residential area” restriction on intrablock roads.

    See section 3.3.4.

  • Rule update for “Place” items: including the item type name in the item's official name is now mandatory for some item types. For all the other types this is also recommended, but not mandatory.


  • Rule update: setting time limits for traffic conditions is now only permitted for “Restricted maneuvers” on motorized vehicle roads, and only under specific circumstances.

    See Road conditions: information update, section 8.

  • Rule update: the “Restricted entry” traffic condition can now be used for displaying the “Residential area” signs.

    See section 3.3.4. Traffic conditions.

  • Rule update: if a road has differing speed limits for different lanes, set the lowest one. If the speed limit changes based on modes of transport, set the one for passenger cars.

    See Section

  • Updated rules for setting addresses in Siberia with new information.

    See section 4.5.8.

  • Rule update: class-9 and class-10 roads are locked out for cycling in cases where the route is impossible or very difficult to travel through on a bicycle.

    See Section

  • Rule update: islands (in oceans, seas, bays, and straits) wholly located inside the polygon of a hydrographic item no longer need to be highlighted by that item's internal polygons.

    See When to use internal polygons.

  • Clarified that the “Poor state” can only be set for roads in classes 1-9.

    See Poor condition.

  • Added the rule for setting addresses in some garage and boat systems (cooperatives) ─ in the format number of cooperative-room garage.

    Also see point

  • Simplification of the procedure for drawing buildings is allowed: for houses in the private sector, as well as for single-story apartment buildings, it is allowed to replace drawing the outline of the building with copying the contour of another building.

    See section

  • Updated the rule according to which jumpers that are extensions of the adjacent road of class 8 or 9 have a class that goes up to class 7. This rule applies to exits.

    See Section Class

  • The list of objects that are forbidden to draw has been supplemented with service roads (or special purpose roads) that are located in the closed (service) territory of the airport.


  • Clarified the rule for setting names of routes with a number that does not have its own name.


  • Added rule drawing and attribution of peninsulas, with the name “Island...”: they are drawn and attributed as Islands.

  • Added a rule for the drawing of hydrographic objects in their path should not be exposed to the contours of the peninsulas.


  • Clarified the rule for drawing and attributing organizations that have multiple sites and names that differ only in the types of services provided (and are located in the same room).


  • Clarified the rule for naming organizations: the legal form of the organization in the official name is always written as an abbreviation.


  • The rule for naming organizations that have subsidiaries located in the same or different territories has been clarified.

    For more information, see point

  • Clarified that access to public transport (OT) on the road grades 1-7 may be waived in exceptional situations when it is necessary to ensure the operation of the strings of the public transport routes.


  • Added a ban on drawing objects within territories where satellite images are displayed blurry.


  • Clarified the rules for setting addresses in Turkey.

    See 4.4.3. Buildings and address points.

  • Sections of roads added a new sign: “Poor state”.

    See Poor condition.

  • Updated rules for marking accessibility for bicyclists on high-class roads in cities where there are no sidewalks. Now if a road has a curb that bicyclists can ride on, you can mark that road as accessible to bicyclists.


  • Now the “Swamp” and “Outdoor pool” types of hydrographic items can be assigned to items of those types even if their names don't include those distinctions. See

  • Clarified that official pet cemeteries can be added to the map. See

  • Added rules for garage co-op addresses (only map these addresses in cases where they are linked to existing roads in a locality or administrative divisions. Don't map addresses linked directly to garage co-ops.)


  • Updated rules for naming naturally occurring map items in France. See

  • Updated rules for naming ground transport stops. See

  • Updated rules for drawing Location items of the Culture and recreation → Attractions and Monuments, sculptures types. See

  • We've added a new rule that creates a new “Location” item when an organization moves to a new address and leaves a request at the old address to delete the item. See

  • Changed rule for naming motorways in Poland: capitalize road names. See

  • In section 3.9.2. Rules for adding attributes to vegetation items, a description for Urban vegetation was added and the description for Woodland was updated.

  • Point was extended to indicate that turns (or exit ramps) at intersections separated from the main road by a solid line should be drawn using separate lines (i.e. road sections).

  • Point was extended to indicate that streets in a locality that share the same name should be linked to the districts or city blocks where they are located according to official sources. This is an exception to the “Link streets to localities” rule. If you can't find information about a street's location in official sources, then link the street to the district or block that it is generally considered to belong to.
  • Clause Numberless highways that have been assigned their own name have been supplemented with a note that winter roads and ice crossing should also be classified with this type of roads.

  • Point was extended to indicate that road sections should also be drawn with two lines in cases where oncoming-traffic lanes are delineated by a solid line.

  • Rules for word order in certain geographic names have been updated: certain geographic types are written after posessive adjectives. Vankina Guba, Rybachy Peninsula. See section
  • Added rules for naming localities whose names consist of proper names and indications of the organizations that they belong to. See section
  • The Header attribute for organizations has become mandatory (see Cl. Heading).

  • The filling station area type has been changed to the “Retail” type (see Cl. Type).

  • The rules for when you can switch between one and two lines for road drawings have been updated (see point

  • The rules for entering names of the “Also known as” type have been updated for some unnumbered highways with proper names (see point

  • Adjusted the naming rules for road structures (bridges, tunnels, etc.) and the road sections that they are located on: if they are both named, then you should enter both names at the same time (as both road section items and road structure items). See and
  • You can draw free-standing garages on the map if they form a cluster of such garages. See section 1.2.2.
  • Adjusted the rule for changing the type of organizations after they close. For some types of organizations, the type doesn't change; for others, the type changes to “attractions”. See
  • Adjusted the rule for formating caption names for localities of the “farmstead” type: write out the full (unabbreviated) name. See section
  • Adjusted rules governing when parking can be labeled as free: if signs indicate that parking is free more than 40% of the time between 08:00-20:00 during a given month, and parking is forbidden the rest of the time, then you should indicate that parking is free during that time period and forbidden during the rest of the time. See point

  • Adjusted rules regarding what administrative divisions should be assigned to level-5 (city districts). See City district (Level 5).

  • The rule governing the assignment of the attribute has been clarified It is a center: the Region district center is specified for administrative centers, municipal districts, and city neighborhoods (see Center).

  • Changed rules for drawing parallel parking in cities: point now applies to all cities.


Document structure and categories changed:

  • Mapping rules are now divided between global (those that apply to maps of any country) and local (those that only apply to certain countries).

  • Changed the numbering of document sections: it is made end-to-end for the entire document, including sections of groups “1. What is Yandex Map Editor” and “2. Working with a map ”.