Yandex Maps To Stop Showing State Borders

The Yandex Maps service will remove the borders of states on the overview map of the world. It will become physical-geographical and, accordingly, the emphasis will be placed on natural objects.

According to the press service of the company, Yandex Maps is a universal city service that helps to find organizations and places nearby, choose public transport and build car routes.

These are the main user scenarios. The map will become physical-geographical at survey scales where the service is not used in its main scenarios.

The update will affect both the web version and the mobile application of the service.

In TASS, Yandex have been quoted saying:

Our task is to reflect the world around. Therefore, mountains, rivers, lines of the polar circles and other data specific to this type of map will appear on the map. Changes will appear gradually.


Dan Taylor
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