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A Year in Data - 2015 Review

2015 was a big year here at Factual, and of course we’re talking about the data. We’re obsessed with keeping our Global Places accurate and fresh, and believe it shows in the millions of data updates we made in 2015.

Changes in our Global Places Data – Q4 2015

When the world changes, Factual changes with it. That’s why we made millions of updates to our Global Places in Q4 of 2015. Since our last report, we’ve added 3.4 million new places, removed 1.4 million businesses no longer in operation, and updated at least one field1 in 3 million places for the 11 countries below....

Changes in our Global Places Data – Q3 2015

At Factual, we are dedicated to keeping our Global Places data clean and up to date at all times. We are constantly removing closed businesses, adding newly opened ones, and updating businesses that have otherwise changed. Below is a summary of some changes that we’ve made since our last update. In the 11 countries listed here,...

Factual and Facebook Partner to Improve Location Data Across Facebook

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Facebook. Facebook will be using our Global Places data, including Restaurants and Hotels extended attributes, in order to help enrich and improve the quality of Facebook’s US places data. This data will be used across many features in Facebook including Facebook Business Pages, places search, Check Ins, and...

Expanding Our Data in Apple Maps

We are excited to provide Apple with access to and tighter integration with our Global Places data. Places data changes constantly as new businesses open, old businesses close, or businesses change locations or change aspects of themselves. Our data stack is designed to distill down billions of pieces of information from millions of different sources into...