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World Geographies Concordance

A large number of namespaces are used to describe the countries, cities, and regions of the world. In fact there are probably too many. Factual has its own World Geographies data. To help our partners translate between it, Yahoo Geoplanet, and Geonames*, we’ve published a concordance that maps our entities to theirs, and the other way...

New Factual World Geographies Data

Factual World Geographies is our dataset of natural administrative geographic entities: postcodes, localities, regions, townships, states, oceans, countries, countries and continents. It contains 5,218,492 geographies with 8,397,298 placenames in nineteen languages. All places are arranged hierarchically, allowing Factual users to determine the relationship of one place to another. The name variants are a great tool for...

Restaurants Extended Attributes Data Now Covers the United Kingdom

Finding authentic fish and chips just got a little easier. Today, we are pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our extended Restaurants data to include the United Kingdom. While our Global Places data always covered restaurants around the world, the 43 additional restaurant-specific attributes in our Restaurants data were previously only available for the 1.2 million...

Two New Products to Enable Mobile Personalization and Ad Targeting – Geopulse Audience and Geopulse Proximity

This post was updated on June 4, 2014 Factual believes that the future of Mobile will be built on Location.  We now manage data on over 65 million small businesses and points of interest in fifty countries, in twenty-five languages, which we serve to thousands of partners through our API and downloadable files. Thanks to our...

Factual IDs Now Available Under CC-BY License

Factual is a huge supporter of data connectivity: the idea that data gains value when linked to other datasets, and loses value when it is technically or semantically isolated. Pragmatically, this means we recognize that our Global Places data is not the only place data in the world, so we provide a crosswalk of our data...