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Announcing the Trusted Data Contributor Program

We are very pleased to launch today the Factual Trusted Data Contributor Program. These organizations work directly with businesses and brands, and in-turn ensure that their data is represented accurately in Factual. We have selected a limited number of partners who provide high-quality data to Factual and equally excellent service to their customers. These organizations have...

​Introducing: Multi-Categorization and Hours of Operation

We have officially released Multiple Categories and the Hours of Operation attribute in our Global Places data! Multiple Categories Category_ids and category_labels can now support multiple values​. This makes ​perfect ​sense​,​ as there are many ​entities in the world that are more than one ​”​thing​”​ and can belong to multiple categories. Now, as a user you...

Rest Easy, Factual's Hotels Data Just Got Even Better

To me, the most fun thing in the world is working with big data. But the second most fun thing? That has to be road trips. And luckily for me, I have one coming up this Summer that I’m really excited about, too. My girlfriend and I will be driving up to Sea Ranch, CA to...

Major Update to Healthcare Providers Data

We are excited to announce the latest release of our Healthcare Providers data. This release integrates our healthcare dataset into Factual’s latest data stack. Among the benefits: Download licensees may now access updates to the data through the Diffs API. Healthcare data can be updated or new records added using the Write API. Those updates can...

Updates to Global Places Category Taxonomy

We’ve made some changes to our Global Places category taxonomy. The system is designed with flexibility in mind, allowing our data engineers to add breadth and granularity to our taxonomy as we learn more about how our 65 million places are queried and engaged across the globe. We use Category IDs so that changes will be...