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Factual Resolve

The Internet is awash with data. Where ten years ago developers had difficulty finding data to power applications, today’s difficulty lies in making sense of its abundance, identifying signal amidst the noise, and understanding its contextual relevance. To address these problems Factual is today launching Resolve – an entity resolution API that makes partial records complete,...

Data-Driven SXSW 2012: Vote Now

South by Southwest (SXSW) invites the Internet community at-large to vote on the 3285 panel and speaker proposals. This popular input is balanced with editorial and staff contributions to decide the 300+ presentations and panels that will form SXSW Interactive 2012. The Panel Picker closes midnight, Friday Sept 2. Get your votes in for your favorite...

Changes to TOS

We’ve made three modifications to Section 7 of our API Terms of Service: You agree to display the Factual ID in machine readable format on any pages where Factual Data is incorporated. We’re keen that the Factual ID is perpetuated with the entity as functional attribution. If you have local entity pages that have Factual data,...

Local Table Mapping Now on Github

We posted  details of our Global Local schema recently: our intention was to make Local development on a global scale easier by abstracting country-specific attributes against a uniform naming convention. On the whole, this move has been very well received – not least for our accentuating simplicity above other concerns. The problem remains, however, that API...

Factual's Global Local Schema

We have a number of primary data directives at Factual: one is to create a global coverage of the world’s POI and businesses. At the time of writing we manage over thirty-one million entities in thirty-four countries; many more are in the oven. We produce and manage this content on a country-by-country basis – this continues...