Yandex.Maps - Yandex Search and Information Mapping Service. It was opened in 2004. The service provides detailed maps of the whole world. There is a search on the map, information about traffic jams, laying routes and panoramas of the streets of large and other cities. For Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, only the company's own cards are used, which are updated monthly; data for the rest of the world is supplied by the company "NAVTEK". The route is laid even when the departure point and the final point are in the territories of different countries.
As of March 2012, the Russian audience of the resource reaches 16.2 million users.
The maps are available in four variants: charts, satellite images, combined and National maps. The set of opportunities for working with maps is quite extensive, but in the fullest volume is available only for a limited number of cities.
The illumination of the district, city or region is available after searching the organization on the site. There is the possibility of viewing the streets on maps.
The search is available both by geographical objects (addresses, streets, cities, regions and countries), and by organizations. On maps, you can measure the distance, navigate routes and view the panorama of streets.
For a number of cities the Yandex.Probki service is available: the indicator of road congestion. The level of congestion is determined by a ten-point digital scale and by a four-color graphic, information is collected from traffic cameras. The indications of this service can be taken into account in the automatic routing of routes.
It is possible in real time to view images from web cameras installed, as a rule, along the largest highways and near interchanges.
On September 9, 2009, the Yandex.Panoramy service began to operate in Moscow. Later the panoramas became available to other cities.
On January 25, 2012, panoramas of St. Petersburg and its surroundings were presented from a bird's eye view. For the shooting, a helicopter and airship were used. Shooting takes place at an altitude of 150-200 meters .
Yandex.Maps is a search and information service with which you can:
- see detailed maps of major cities of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, as well as satellite imagery of different points around the world;
- to obtain actual data on traffic jams;
- it is easy to find the right organization;
- build an optimal route by car or public transport;
- create your own tags on the map and share links to them;
- and take advantage of other useful features of the service.