Factual's proprietary data asset created from over 3 billion references to businesses, landmarks, and other points of interest across more than 100,000 unique sources. Factual customers license Global Places to power local search, business analytics, and mobile applications that need to understand how consumers connect with the real-world landscape.

BY THE NUMBERS

130+
MILLION

Place Records

52+

Countries

25+

Core Attributes

475+

Place Categories

BENEFITS

High Quality Data
The most comprehensive and accurate dataset of real world businesses, landmarks, and other points of interest.
Refreshed in Real-time
Factual is continuously updating and validating our Places dataset to capture real world changes to ensure the most accurate reflection of the physical world.
GLOBAL
PLACES
Unencumbered Usage
Global Places data allows marketers and product developers to customize location intelligence to drive deeper context and greater personalization for their products.
Trusted by Major Brands
Global Places powers top mobile apps like Uber, WeWork, Facebook and Apple Maps.

FEATURES

Location Attributes

Factual's dataset provides 25 specific, core POI attributes which include name, address, geocode, website, email and others. Factual also has 475 Categories, such as retail, automotive and travel and are mapped to individual national or local chain brands.

Extended Location Attributes

Factual’s Global Places data also offers extended attributes to meet specific customer use cases, including: Restaurants, Hotels, Doctors, Placerank and Crosswalk.

Existence

Existence is a score that measures the likelihood of a place actually existing in the real world. This allows our dataset to be tunable and meet the needs of both Factual and each unique customer use case.

Trusted Data Contributors

Factual's Trusted Data Contributor program certifies data management platforms and ensures the most authoritative records data is used for Global Places algorithms and models.

Geocoding

Factual utilizes geocoding to assign latitude and longitude coordinates, with accuracy up to six decimal places, to businesses and POIs within Global Places.

52 Countries & 29 Languages

Global Places is the highest quality, most extensive data across 52 countries. Factual sees around 29 dominant language, surfaced as a country’s native or local language.

Factual Data Powers

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