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Relaunching the Geopulse API as Geopulse Context

In May 2012, we launched the Geopulse API product to help developers understand the demographic and commercial context of any point on the earth.  Over the past year we have learned from our users what is important to them in a contextual platform, and how they use it to personalize a mobile experience. Today, we are...

Factual Places Now Available in SIC & NAICS

Factual Places are classified into 440 consumer-facing categories. However, as many of our data partners still employ Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, and their more recent replacement, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, we have provided a mapping between Factual categories and these Government standards. The files are tab-delineated text files, and can be opened...

PHP Driver 5.3 Released

We’ve released the latest version of the Factual PHP Driver: this includes enhanced features within our new Submit and Flag APIs, including clear and strict mode, as well as a number of new integration tests to make our collective lives easier during installation and testing. Diffs are now supported, and we also added a cheeky header...

New US Release & Enhancements to Global Places

We are very pleased to announce a number of significant enhancements to our US Places dataset soon to be followed by similar improvements to the rest of the world. Enrichments to US Data We’ve added a boatload of new entities to the US including 80K landmarks (parks, memorials, historic buildings, and other monuments), 25K transport hubs...

Now Featuring Neighborhoods in Global Places

Today we tagged nearly fourteen million Factual places with neighborhoods. This new data is available now to all Factual partners at no additional cost. You can see the 50 country breakdown in our Global Places data, including over seven million places tagged with neighborhoods in the US alone. Factual API users will now see the ‘neighborhood’...