Yandex.Maps - Yandex search and map information service. Opened in 2004. The service provides detailed maps of the whole world. There is a map search, traffic information, laying of routes and panoramas of streets of large and other cities. For Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, only their own company cards are used, which are updated monthly; Data for the rest of the world is supplied by 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.
Maps are available in four versions: schemes, satellite images, combined and People’s card. The set of opportunities for working with maps is quite extensive, but in the most complete scope is available only for a limited number of cities.
Highlighting of a district, city or region is available after searching for an organization on the site. It is possible to view streets on maps.
You can search by geographical objects (addresses, streets, cities, regions and countries), and by organization. On the maps there is the ability to measure distance, lay routes and view street panoramas.
Yandex.Traffic service is available for a number of cities: traffic congestion indicator. The level of congestion is determined by a ten-point digital scale and four-color graphic, information is collected from road cameras. The indications of this service can be taken into account during automatic routing.
There is a possibility in real time to view images from web cameras installed, as a rule, along the largest highways and near junctions.
On September 9, 2009, the Yandex.Panorama service began operating in Moscow. Later, panoramas became available for other cities.
January 25, 2012 were presented panoramas of St. Petersburg and the surrounding area from a bird's eye view. For shooting, a helicopter and an airship were used. Filming takes place at an altitude of 150-200 meters .
Yandex.Maps is a search and information service with which you can:
- look at detailed maps of large cities of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, as well as satellite images of different points of the whole world;
- Get up-to-date data on traffic jams;
- easy to find the right organization;
- to build an optimal route by car or public transport;
- create your own tags on the map and share links to them;
- as well as take advantage of other useful features of the service.