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General parameters

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The main parameters of the map are the viewport, mapping area, and map type.

When creating a map, you must specify its center and zoom level. You can change them in the future.

The API provides three built-in map types:

  • Scheme (yandex#map) - by default;
  • Satellite (yandex#satellite);
  • Hybrid (yandex#hybrid).

The map type is implemented as one or several layers superimposed on each other. It is possible to define new types of maps by creating your own layers and/or combining the pre-existing ones.