When working with geographical objects and collections, it is often helpful to give them names and descriptions and supply them with other additional information. Any data that describes geographical objects or groups of them and is not related to geometric or geographical data will be referred to as metadata.

The following elements are provided for placing metadata about geographical objects and collections in YMapsML:

  1. gml:name — Name of a geographical object or collection.
  2. gml:description — Description of a geographical object or collection. May contain HTML code. Restrictions on using HTML code in the gml:description element are the same as the restrictions that apply to using HTML code in templates.
  3. gml:metaDataProperty — Any other metadata in XML format describing a geographical object or collection. Data is placed in the ymaps:AnyMetaData element that is nested in gml:metaDataProperty .