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Accurate and up to date
We are continually updating the data to help ensure all of the records are current, capturing new businesses and retiring closed ones.
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Factual captures vast quantities of information about places and distills these billions of inputs down to individual records for each place.
Factual has polygons for hundreds of thousands of locations such as airports, stadiums and event venues, shopping malls, big box retailers, large QSR chains, and more.
Place Rank describes the significance of each place for search and discovery. Place Rank makes it easy to rank geo search results, inform place visibility at different mapping zoom levels, or return places ordered by popularity for user check ins style apps.
Map Factual Place IDs to analogous IDs and URLs across 50+ different namespaces-- making it effortless to incorporate appropriate Yelp reviews, Facebook pages, and others into your own apps. Start with the place ID or URL in any of the services covered by Places Crosswalk and immediately find the corresponding ID or URL for any other service.
Normalize your existing data, remove duplicates, populate missing attributes, and map to Factual records with the same technology we use on our own data. Resolve is designed expressly for place data and significantly outperforms unspecialized data cleaning software.
“Factual far exceeded other companies on data quality and its capabilities to maintain and keep the data up to date. Factual goes beyond legacy data companies with its technology and the innovative services that it builds on top of the data, enabling us to provide the valuable insights needed for our clients to grow their businesses.”
— Sandeep Garg, VP Product, Information and Analytics
“We need a partner like Factual to provide the core data for our venue database. With this data, we can find the places that users want to review; determine if places users search for are still open or closed; we can even automate part of the video making process by determining where user is and pre-populating that data when they open the app.”
— Joe Perez, Co-founder