Places Categories FAQs

On June 1 2023, we released updates that contribute towards our goal of offering the most granular and accurate information, empowering you to build exceptional products. The June updates bring improvements to the category taxonomy for all Places API developers.

If you are currently using the Personalization APIs , we have even bigger improvements in store for the corresponding category taxonomy. You can expect to see these changes implemented on June 15th.

Clients using Places API

What new categories were added?

Below is an exhaustive list of the net new categories added to the Foursquare category taxonomy:

Category IDCategory Label
10058Arts and Entertainment > Amusement Park > Attraction
10057Arts and Entertainment > Disc Golf
10069Arts and Entertainment > Public Art > Outdoor Sculpture
10059Arts and Entertainment > Public Art > Street Art
10060Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Baseball Stadium
10061Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Basketball Stadium
10062Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Football Stadium
10063Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Hockey Stadium
10064Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Rugby Stadium
10065Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Soccer Stadium
10066Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Tennis Stadium
10067Arts and Entertainment > Stadium > Track Stadium
10068Arts and Entertainment > Zoo > Zoo Exhibit
11180Business and Professional Services > Office > Tech Startup
11181Business and Professional Services > Appraiser
11182Business and Professional Services > Business Service
11183Business and Professional Services > Convention Center > Conference Room
11184Business and Professional Services > Creative Service
11185Business and Professional Services > Direct Mail and Email Marketing Service
11186Business and Professional Services > Market Research and Consulting Service
11187Business and Professional Services > Office > Corporate Amenity
11188Business and Professional Services > Online Advertising Service
11189Business and Professional Services > Print, TV, Radio and Outdoor Advertising Service
11190Business and Professional Services > Promotional Item Service
11191Business and Professional Services > Public Relations Firm
11192Business and Professional Services > Research Laboratory
11193Business and Professional Services > Search Engine Marketing and Optimization Service
11194Business and Professional Services > Writing, Copywriting and Technical Writing Service
12117Community and Government > Assisted Living
12125Community and Government > Education > College and University > University
12118Community and Government > Government Building > Law Enforcement and Public Safety > Probation Office
12119Community and Government > Government Building > Law Enforcement and Public Safety > Rescue Service
12120Community and Government > Organization > Labor Union
12121Community and Government > Organization > LGBTQ Organization
12122Community and Government > Residential Building > Apartment or Condo
12123Community and Government > Residential Building > Home
12124Community and Government > Town Hall
13389Dining and Drinking > Bar > Irish Pub
13392Dining and Drinking > Dessert Shop > Waffle Shop
13390Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Gluten-Free Restaurant
15058Health and Medicine > Hospital > Children's Hospital
15059Health and Medicine > Hospital > Hospital Unit
16055Landmarks and Outdoors > Boat Launch
16056Landmarks and Outdoors > Dam
16057Landmarks and Outdoors > Field
16058Landmarks and Outdoors > Hill
16059Landmarks and Outdoors > Mountain Hut
16060Landmarks and Outdoors > Picnic Shelter
16061Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities
16062Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities > City
16063Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities > Country
16064Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities > County
16065Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities > Neighborhood
16066Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities > State
16067Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities > Town
16068Landmarks and Outdoors > States and Municipalities > Village
16069Landmarks and Outdoors > Tree
16070Landmarks and Outdoors > Well
17140Retail > Automotive Retail > Moped Dealership
17141Retail > Automotive Retail > Motor Scooter Dealership
17142Retail > Food and Beverage Retail > Supermarket
17143Retail > Marijuana Dispensary
17144Retail > Market
17145Retail > Pharmacy
17146Retail > Smoke Shop
18086Sports and Recreation > Fishing Area
18077Sports and Recreation > Gym and Studio > Gym
18078Sports and Recreation > Gym and Studio > Gym Pool
18079Sports and Recreation > Hunting Area
18080Sports and Recreation > Race Track > Racecourse
18081Sports and Recreation > Sauna
18082Sports and Recreation > Skydiving Center > Skydiving Drop Zone
18083Sports and Recreation > Snow Sports > Ski Resort and Area > Ski Chairlift
18084Sports and Recreation > Snow Sports > Ski Resort and Area > Ski Trail
18085Sports and Recreation > Water Sports > Rafting Spot
19064Travel and Transportation > Boat or Ferry
19065Travel and Transportation > Cable Car
19058Travel and Transportation > Lodging > Hotel > Hotel Pool
19059Travel and Transportation > Moving Target
19060Travel and Transportation > Road
19061Travel and Transportation > Road > Intersection
19066Travel and Transportation > Train
19070Travel and Transportation > Transport Hub > Airport > Airport Ticket Counter
19062Travel and Transportation > Transport Hub > Airport > Plane
19063Travel and Transportation > Transport Hub > Light Rail Station
19067Travel and Transportation > Transportation Service > Public Transportation > Bus Line
19068Travel and Transportation > Transportation Service > Taxi
19057Travel and Transportation > Truck Stop

What categories have changed?

Below is an exhaustive list of the categories (ID and label) that have changed within the Foursquare category taxonomy:

Existing Integrated Category IDUpdated Integrated Category ID (where applicable)Old Integrated Category LabelsNew Integrated Category Labels
1338519057Dining and Drinking > Truck StopTravel and Transportation > Truck Stop
10046Arts and Entertainment > Psychics and AstrologersArts and Entertainment > Psychic and Astrologer
11068Business and Professional Services > Health and Beauty Service > LaundromatBusiness and Professional Services > Laundromat
11069Business and Professional Services > Health and Beauty Service > Laundry ServiceBusiness and Professional Services > Laundry Service
11112Business and Professional Services > Legal Service > Attorney / Law OfficeBusiness and Professional Services > Legal Service > Law Office
11020Business and Professional Services > Business and Strategy Consulting OfficeBusiness and Professional Services > Office > Business and Strategy Consulting Office
11022Business and Professional Services > Campaign OfficeBusiness and Professional Services > Office > Campaign Office
12068Community and Government > Government Building > Embassy / ConsulateCommunity and Government > Government Building > Embassy or Consulate
12069Community and Government > Government Building > Government Department / AgencyCommunity and Government > Government Building > Government Department
13032Dining and Drinking > Cafes, Coffee, and Tea HousesDining and Drinking > Cafe, Coffee, and Tea House
13033Dining and Drinking > Cafes, Coffee, and Tea Houses > Bubble Tea ShopDining and Drinking > Cafe, Coffee, and Tea House > Bubble Tea Shop
13034Dining and Drinking > Cafes, Coffee, and Tea Houses > CaféDining and Drinking > Cafe, Coffee, and Tea House > Café
13035Dining and Drinking > Cafes, Coffee, and Tea Houses > Coffee ShopDining and Drinking > Cafe, Coffee, and Tea House > Coffee Shop
13063Dining and Drinking > Cafes, Coffee, and Tea Houses > Pet CaféDining and Drinking > Cafe, Coffee, and Tea House > Pet Café
13036Dining and Drinking > Cafes, Coffee, and Tea Houses > Tea RoomDining and Drinking > Cafe, Coffee, and Tea House > Tea Room
13041Dining and Drinking > Dessert Shop > CreperieDining and Drinking > Creperie
13043Dining and Drinking > Dessert Shop > Donut ShopDining and Drinking > Donut Shop
13301Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Mauritian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > African Restaurant > Mauritian Restaurant
13094Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Burmese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Burmese Restaurant
13096Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Cambodian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Cambodian Restaurant
13099Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant
13100Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Anhui RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Anhui Restaurant
13101Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Beijing RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Beijing Restaurant
13102Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Cantonese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Cantonese Restaurant
13103Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Cha Chaan TengDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Cha Chaan Teng
13104Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Chinese Aristocrat RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Chinese Aristocrat Restaurant
13105Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Chinese Breakfast RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Chinese Breakfast Restaurant
13106Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Dim Sum RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Dim Sum Restaurant
13107Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Dongbei RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Dongbei Restaurant
13108Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Fujian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Fujian Restaurant
13109Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Guizhou RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Guizhou Restaurant
13110Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hainan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hainan Restaurant
13111Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hakka RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hakka Restaurant
13112Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Henan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Henan Restaurant
13113Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hong Kong RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hong Kong Restaurant
13114Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Huaiyang RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Huaiyang Restaurant
13115Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hubei RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hubei Restaurant
13116Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hunan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Hunan Restaurant
13117Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Imperial RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Imperial Restaurant
13118Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Jiangsu RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Jiangsu Restaurant
13119Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Jiangxi RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Jiangxi Restaurant
13120Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Macanese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Macanese Restaurant
13121Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Manchu RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Manchu Restaurant
13122Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Peking Duck RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Peking Duck Restaurant
13123Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shaanxi RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shaanxi Restaurant
13124Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shandong RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shandong Restaurant
13125Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shanghai RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shanghai Restaurant
13126Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shanxi RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Shanxi Restaurant
13127Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Szechuan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Szechuan Restaurant
13128Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Taiwanese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Taiwanese Restaurant
13129Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Tianjin RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Tianjin Restaurant
13130Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Xinjiang RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Xinjiang Restaurant
13131Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Yunnan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Yunnan Restaurant
13132Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Zhejiang RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Chinese Restaurant > Zhejiang Restaurant
13146Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Filipino RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Filipino Restaurant
13194Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Himalayan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Himalayan Restaurant
13196Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Hotpot RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Hotpot Restaurant
13225Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant
13226Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Acehnese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Acehnese Restaurant
13227Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Balinese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Balinese Restaurant
13228Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Betawinese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Betawinese Restaurant
13229Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Indonesian Meatball RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Indonesian Meatball Restaurant
13230Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Javanese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Javanese Restaurant
13231Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Manadonese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Manadonese Restaurant
13232Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Padangnese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Padangnese Restaurant
13233Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Sundanese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Indonesian Restaurant > Sundanese Restaurant
13263Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant
13264Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Donburi RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Donburi Restaurant
13265Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Japanese Curry RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Japanese Curry Restaurant
13266Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Japanese Family RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Japanese Family Restaurant
13267Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Kaiseki RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Kaiseki Restaurant
13268Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Kushikatsu RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Kushikatsu Restaurant
13269Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Monjayaki RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Monjayaki Restaurant
13270Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Nabe RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Nabe Restaurant
13271Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Okonomiyaki RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Okonomiyaki Restaurant
13272Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Ramen RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Ramen Restaurant
13273Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Shabu-Shabu RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Shabu-Shabu Restaurant
13274Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Soba RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Soba Restaurant
13275Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Sukiyaki RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Sukiyaki Restaurant
13276Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Sushi RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Sushi Restaurant
13277Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Takoyaki PlaceDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Takoyaki Place
13278Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Teishoku RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Teishoku Restaurant
13279Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Tempura RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Tempura Restaurant
13280Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Tonkatsu RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Tonkatsu Restaurant
13281Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Udon RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Udon Restaurant
13282Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Unagi RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Unagi Restaurant
13283Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Wagashi PlaceDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Wagashi Place
13284Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Yakitori RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Yakitori Restaurant
13285Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Yoshoku RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Japanese Restaurant > Yoshoku Restaurant
13289Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Korean RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Korean Restaurant
13290Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Bossam/Jokbal RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Bossam/Jokbal Restaurant
13291Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Bunsik RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Bunsik Restaurant
13292Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Gukbap RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Gukbap Restaurant
13293Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Janguh RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Janguh Restaurant
13294Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Korean BBQ RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Korean BBQ Restaurant
13295Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Samgyetang RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Korean Restaurant > Samgyetang Restaurant
13299Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Malay RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Malay Restaurant
13300Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Malay Restaurant > Mamak RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Malay Restaurant > Mamak Restaurant
13312Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Mongolian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Mongolian Restaurant
13315Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Noodle RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Noodle Restaurant
13335Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Satay RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Satay Restaurant
13340Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Singaporean RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Singaporean Restaurant
13352Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Thai RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Thai Restaurant
13353Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Thai Restaurant > Som Tum RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Thai Restaurant > Som Tum Restaurant
13355Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Tibetan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Tibetan Restaurant
13379Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Vietnamese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Vietnamese Restaurant
13143Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Ethiopian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > African Restaurant > Ethiopian Restaurant
13314Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > New American RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > American Restaurant > New American Restaurant
13095Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Cajun / Creole RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Cajun and Creole Restaurant
13135Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Cuban RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Caribbean Restaurant > Cuban Restaurant
13327Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Puerto Rican RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Caribbean Restaurant > Puerto Rican Restaurant
13076Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Belarusian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Eastern European Restaurant > Belarusian Restaurant
13078Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Bosnian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Eastern European Restaurant > Bosnian Restaurant
13093Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Bulgarian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Eastern European Restaurant > Bulgarian Restaurant
13328Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Romanian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Eastern European Restaurant > Romanian Restaurant
13351Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Tatar RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Eastern European Restaurant > Tatar Restaurant
13258Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Italian Restaurant > Trattoria/OsteriaDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Italian Restaurant > Trattoria
13069Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Arepa RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > Arepa Restaurant
13141Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Empanada RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > Empanada Restaurant
13195Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Honduran RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > Honduran Restaurant
13333Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Salvadoran RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > Salvadoran Restaurant
13343Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > South American RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant
13070Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Argentinian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Argentinian Restaurant
13079Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant
13080Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Acai HouseDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Acai House
13081Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Baiano RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Baiano Restaurant
13082Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Central Brazilian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Central Brazilian Restaurant
13083Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > ChurrascariaDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Churrascaria
13084Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Empada HouseDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Empada House
13085Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Goiano RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Goiano Restaurant
13086Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Mineiro RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Mineiro Restaurant
13087Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Northeastern Brazilian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Northeastern Brazilian Restaurant
13088Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Northern Brazilian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Northern Brazilian Restaurant
13089Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > PastelariaDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Pastelaria
13090Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Southeastern Brazilian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Southeastern Brazilian Restaurant
13091Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Southern Brazilian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Southern Brazilian Restaurant
13092Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > TapiocariaDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Brazilian Restaurant > Tapiocaria
13133Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Colombian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Colombian Restaurant
13322Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Peruvian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Peruvian Restaurant
13323Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Peruvian Restaurant > Peruvian Roast Chicken JointDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Peruvian Restaurant > Peruvian Roast Chicken Joint
13378Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Venezuelan RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Latin American Restaurant > South American Restaurant > Venezuelan Restaurant
13140Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Egyptian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Egyptian Restaurant
13234Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Iraqi RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Iraqi Restaurant
13235Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Israeli RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Israeli Restaurant
13296Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Kurdish RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Kurdish Restaurant
13298Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Lebanese RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Lebanese Restaurant
13317Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Persian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Persian Restaurant
13318Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Ash and Haleem PlaceDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Ash and Haleem Place
13319Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Dizi PlaceDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Dizi Place
13320Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Gilaki RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Gilaki Restaurant
13321Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > JegarakiDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Jegaraki
13384Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > TabbakhiDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Persian Restaurant > Tabbakhi
13339Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Shawarma RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Shawarma Restaurant
13350Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Syrian RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Syrian Restaurant
13380Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Yemeni RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Middle Eastern Restaurant > Yemeni Restaurant
13334Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Sandwich RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Sandwich Spot
13342Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Soup RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Soup Spot
13344Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Southern / Soul Food RestaurantDining and Drinking > Restaurant > Southern Food Restaurant
14008Event > Line / QueueEvent > Line
16007Landmarks and Outdoors > Building / StructureLandmarks and Outdoors > Structure
16018Landmarks and Outdoors > Harbor / MarinaLandmarks and Outdoors > Harbor or Marina
16038Landmarks and Outdoors > Park > State / Provincial ParkLandmarks and Outdoors > Park > State or Provincial Park
17038Retail > Fabric / Textiles StoreRetail > Textiles Store
17069Retail > Food and Beverage Retail > Grocery Store / SupermarketRetail > Food and Beverage Retail > Grocery Store
17070Retail > Food and Beverage Retail > Grocery Store / Supermarket > Organic GroceryRetail > Food and Beverage Retail > Grocery Store > Organic Grocery
17135Retail > Toy / Game StoreRetail > Toy Store
17136Retail > Vaporizer StoreRetail > Vape Store
17139Retail > Warehouse / Wholesale StoreRetail > Warehouse or Wholesale Store
18005Sports and Recreation > Baseball > Batting RangeSports and Recreation > Baseball > Batting Cages
18059Sports and Recreation > Snow Sports > Ski ChaletSports and Recreation > Snow Sport > Ski Chalet
18060Sports and Recreation > Snow Sports > Ski LodgeSports and Recreation > Snow Sport > Ski Lodge
18061Sports and Recreation > Snow Sports > Ski Resorts and AreasSports and Recreation > Snow Sport > Ski Resort and Area
19012Travel and Transportation > Lodging > Cottage / CabinTravel and Transportation > Lodging > Cabin
19053Travel and Transportation > Transportation Service > Limo / ChauffeurTravel and Transportation > Transportation Service > Limo Service

Were any categories removed?

Rest assured, no POIs lost their categories due to these expansions. All the changes we've implemented only have a positive impact, enhancing category granularity.

Will I have to make any internal updates?

  • If you use exact string matching on the category labels, rematching will need to be built. See the attachment for a list of the updated category labels (the tabs labeled Changes to existing categories and New Categories).
  • If you use category IDs, only the Truck Stop category ID is changing - no other ID will change. The new Truck Stop ID will be 19057. Therefore, if you map category IDs to your own taxonomy, it will be necessary to update this mapping.

What benefits do these changes bring?

  • Category enhancements such as increased depth or category cleanup. For instance, the category "Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Vietnamese Restaurant" will now be "Dining and Drinking > Restaurant > Asian Restaurant > Vietnamese Restaurant." It's important to note that in API responses, you will only see the most granular category label rather than the full breadcrumb.
  • Addition of 89 categories, which will help categorize approximately 11 million uncategorized POIs.
  • Updates to the labels of 174 categories, providing more precise information in the hierarchy for enhanced search and analysis opportunities.

Clients Using Personalization APIs

What new categories were added?

Below is an exhaustive list of the net new categories added to the Foursquare category taxonomy:

Category IDLegacy Category LabelNew Category Label
63be6904847c3692a84b9b20New CategoryBingo Centers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b21New CategoryCarnivals
63be6904847c3692a84b9b22New CategoryCountry Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9b23New CategoryDance Halls
63be6904847c3692a84b9c03New CategoryDisc Golf Courses
63be6904847c3692a84b9b24New CategoryParty Centers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b25New CategoryTicket Sellers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b26New CategoryAgriculture and Forestry Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b27New CategoryAppraisers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b28New CategoryArt Restoration Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b29New CategoryAudiovisual Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b2aNew CategoryAutomation and Control Systems
63be6904847c3692a84b9b2bNew CategoryAutomotive Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b2cNew CategoryMotorcycle Repair Shops
63be6904847c3692a84b9b2dNew CategoryOil Change Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b2eNew CategorySmog Check Shops
63be6904847c3692a84b9b2fNew CategoryTire Repair Shops
63be6904847c3692a84b9b30New CategoryTowing Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b31New CategoryTransmissions Shops
63be6904847c3692a84b9b33New CategoryCareer Counselors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b34New CategoryChemicals and Gasses Manufacturers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b35New CategoryComputer Repair Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b36New CategoryConstruction
63be6904847c3692a84b9b37New CategoryCreative Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b38New CategoryDirect Mail and Email Marketing Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b39New CategoryElectrical Equipment Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b3aNew CategoryEngineers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b3bNew CategoryEntertainment Agencies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b3cNew CategoryEquipment Rental Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b3dNew CategoryFinancial Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b3eNew CategoryAccounting and Bookkeeping Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b3fNew CategoryBanking and Finances
63be6904847c3692a84b9b40New CategoryBusiness Brokers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b41New CategoryCollections Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b42New CategoryCredit Counseling and Bankruptcy Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b43New CategoryFinancial Planners
63be6904847c3692a84b9b44New CategoryLoans Agencies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b45New CategoryStock Brokers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b46New CategoryCaterers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b47New CategoryFood Distribution Centers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b48New CategoryGeological Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b49New CategoryBarbershops
63be6904847c3692a84b9b4aNew CategoryHair Removal Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b4bNew CategorySkin Care Clinics
63be6904847c3692a84b9b58New CategoryHome Improvement Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b4cNew CategoryBathroom Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b4dNew CategoryCarpenters
63be6904847c3692a84b9b4eNew CategoryCarpet and Flooring Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b4fNew CategoryChimney Sweeps
63be6904847c3692a84b9b50New CategoryDeck and Patio Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b51New CategoryDoors and Windows Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b52New CategoryElectricians
63be6904847c3692a84b9b53New CategoryFence Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b54New CategoryGarage Door Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b55New CategoryGeneral Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b56New CategoryHeating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b57New CategoryHome Inspections
63be6904847c3692a84b9b59New CategoryInterior Designers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b5aNew CategoryKitchen Remodelers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b5bNew CategoryLandscaper and Gardeners
63be6904847c3692a84b9b5cNew CategoryMovers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b5dNew CategoryPainters
63be6904847c3692a84b9b5eNew CategoryPest Control Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b5fNew CategoryPlumbers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b60New CategoryProfessional Cleaning Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b61New CategoryRoofers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b62New CategorySewer Contractors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b63New CategorySwimming Pool Maintenance and Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b64New CategoryTree Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b65New CategoryUpholstery Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b66New CategoryHuman Resources Agencies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b67New CategoryImport and Export Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b68New CategoryIndustrial Equipment Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b69New CategoryLaboratories
63be6904847c3692a84b9b6aNew CategoryLeather Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b6bNew CategoryLegal Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b6cNew CategoryImmigration Attorneys
63be6904847c3692a84b9b6dNew CategoryLogging Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b6eNew CategoryMachine Shops
63be6904847c3692a84b9b6fNew CategoryManagement Consultants
63be6904847c3692a84b9b70New CategoryManufacturers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b71New CategoryMarket Research and Consulting
63be6904847c3692a84b9b72New CategoryMedia Agencies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b73New CategoryMetals Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b74New CategoryMobile Companies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b32New CategoryBusiness and Strategy Consulting Offices
63be6904847c3692a84b9b75New CategoryCorporate Housing Agencies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b76New CategoryOffice Buildings
63be6904847c3692a84b9b77New CategoryOnline Advertising
63be6904847c3692a84b9b78New CategoryPaper Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b79New CategoryPet Grooming Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b7aNew CategoryPet Sitting and Boarding Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b7bNew CategoryPetroleum Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b7dNew CategoryPhotography Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b7cNew CategoryPhotographers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b7eNew CategoryPlastics Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b7fNew CategoryPrint, TV, Radio and Outdoor Advertising
63be6904847c3692a84b9b80New CategoryPromotional Items
63be6904847c3692a84b9b81New CategoryPublic Relations Firms
63be6904847c3692a84b9b82New CategoryPublishers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b83New CategoryReal Estate Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b84New CategoryBuilding and Land Surveyors
63be6904847c3692a84b9b85New CategoryCommercial Real Estate Developers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b86New CategoryProperty Management Offices
63be6904847c3692a84b9b87New CategoryReal Estate Appraisers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b88New CategoryReal Estate Development and Title Companies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b89New CategoryRefrigeration and Ice Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b8aNew CategoryRenewable Energy Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b8bNew CategoryRubber Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b8cNew CategorySalvage Yards
63be6904847c3692a84b9b8dNew CategoryScientific Equipment Suppliers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b8eNew CategorySearch Engine Marketing and Optimization
63be6904847c3692a84b9b8fNew CategorySecurity and Safety
63be6904847c3692a84b9b90New CategoryTechnology Business
63be6904847c3692a84b9b91New CategorySoftware Companies
63be6904847c3692a84b9b92New CategoryWebsite Designers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b93New CategoryTelecommunication Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b94New CategoryTranslation Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b95New CategoryTutoring Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b96New CategoryWater Treatment Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b97New CategoryWelding Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b98New CategoryWholesalers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b99New CategoryWriting, Copywriting and Technical Writing
63be6904847c3692a84b9b9aNew CategoryCommunities and Government
63be6904847c3692a84b9b9bNew CategoryAddiction Treatment Centers
63be6904847c3692a84b9babNew CategoryCharities
63be6904847c3692a84b9b9cNew CategoryDisabled Persons Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9b9dNew CategoryDomestic Abuse Treatment Centers
63be6904847c3692a84b9b9eNew CategoryDumps
63be6904847c3692a84b9b9fNew CategoryArt Schools
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba0New CategoryComputer Training Schools
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba1New CategoryPrimary and Secondary Schools
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba2New CategoryGovernment Departments
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba3New CategoryLaw Enforcement and Public Safety
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba4New CategoryProbation Offices
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba5New CategoryRescue Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba6New CategoryMilitary
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba7New CategoryGovernment Lobbyist
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba8New CategoryHomeless Shelters
63be6904847c3692a84b9ba9New CategoryHousing Authorities
63be6904847c3692a84b9baaNew CategoryOrganizations
63be6904847c3692a84b9bacNew CategoryEnvironmental Organizations
63be6904847c3692a84b9badNew CategoryLabor Unions
63be6904847c3692a84b9baeNew CategoryLGBTQ Organizations
63be6904847c3692a84b9bafNew CategorySocial Services Organizations
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb0New CategoryYouth Organizations
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb1New CategoryPublic and Social Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb2New CategoryRetirement Homes
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb3New CategorySenior Citizen Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb4New CategoryUtility Companies
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb5New CategoryDining and Drinking
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb6New CategoryCafes, Coffee, and Tea Houses
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb7New CategoryEntertainment Events
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb8New CategoryMarketplaces
63be6904847c3692a84b9bb9New CategoryHealth and Medicine
63be6904847c3692a84b9bbaNew CategoryAIDS Resources
63be6904847c3692a84b9bbbNew CategoryAssisted Living Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9bbcNew CategoryEmergency Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9bbdNew CategoryAmbulance Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9bbeNew CategoryHealthcare Clinics
63be6904847c3692a84b9bbfNew CategoryHome Health Care Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc0New CategoryChildren's Hospitals
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc1New CategoryMental Health Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc2New CategoryPsychologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc3New CategoryNurses
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc4New CategoryNursing Homes
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc5New CategoryOther Healthcare Professionals
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc6New CategoryPhysicians
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc7New CategoryAnesthesiologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc8New CategoryCardiologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bc9New CategoryDermatologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bcaNew CategoryEar, Nose and Throat Doctors
63be6904847c3692a84b9bcbNew CategoryFamily Medicine Doctors
63be6904847c3692a84b9bccNew CategoryGastroenterologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bcdNew CategoryGeneral Surgeons
63be6904847c3692a84b9bceNew CategoryGeriatric Doctors
63be6904847c3692a84b9bcfNew CategoryInternal Medicine Doctors
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd0New CategoryNeurologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd1New CategoryObstetrician Gynecologists (Ob-gyn)
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd2New CategoryOncologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd3New CategoryOphthalmologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd4New CategoryOral Surgeons
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd5New CategoryOrthopedic Surgeons
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd6New CategoryPathologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd7New CategoryPediatricians
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd8New CategoryPlastic Surgeons
63be6904847c3692a84b9bd9New CategoryPsychiatrists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bdaNew CategoryRadiologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bdbNew CategoryRespiratory Doctors
63be6904847c3692a84b9bdcNew CategoryUrologists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bddNew CategoryPodiatrists
63be6904847c3692a84b9bdeNew CategorySports Medicine Clinics
63be6904847c3692a84b9bdfNew CategoryWomen's Health Clinics
63be6904847c3692a84b9be0New CategoryNatural Parks
63be6904847c3692a84b9be1New CategoryUrban Parks
63be6904847c3692a84b9be2New CategoryAuction Houses
63be6904847c3692a84b9be3New CategoryAutomotive Retail
63be6904847c3692a84b9be4New CategoryClassic and Antique Car Dealerships
63be6904847c3692a84b9be5New CategoryRV and Motorhome Dealerships
63be6904847c3692a84b9be6New CategoryCar Parts and Accessories
63be6904847c3692a84b9be7New CategoryMoped Dealerships
63be6904847c3692a84b9be8New CategoryMotor Scooter Dealerships
63be6904847c3692a84b9be9New CategoryCannabis Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9beaNew CategoryComputers and Electronics Retail
63be6904847c3692a84b9bebNew CategoryDance Stores
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63be6904847c3692a84b9bedNew CategorySunglasses Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9beeNew CategorySwimwear Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9befNew CategoryKosher Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf0New CategoryMeat and Seafood Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf1New CategoryHome Appliance Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf2New CategoryHousewares Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf3New CategoryPackaging Supply Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf4New CategoryParty Supply Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf5New CategoryBaseball Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf6New CategoryGolf Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf7New CategoryRunning Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf8New CategorySoccer Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bf9New CategorySurf Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bfaNew CategoryTennis Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bfbNew CategorySwimming Pool Supply Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bfcNew CategoryTobacco Stores
63be6904847c3692a84b9bfdNew CategoryAthletic Fields
63be6904847c3692a84b9bfeNew CategoryBaseball
63be6904847c3692a84b9bffNew CategoryBaseball Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c00New CategoryBatting Cages
63be6904847c3692a84b9c01New CategoryBasketball
63be6904847c3692a84b9c02New CategoryBasketball Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c04New CategoryEquestrian Facilities
63be6904847c3692a84b9c05New CategoryFootball
63be6904847c3692a84b9c06New CategoryFootball Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c07New CategoryFootball Fields
63be6904847c3692a84b9c08New CategoryGolf
63be6904847c3692a84b9c09New CategoryGolf Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c0aNew CategoryGymnastics
63be6904847c3692a84b9c0bNew CategoryHockey
63be6904847c3692a84b9c0cNew CategoryHockey Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c0dNew CategoryHunting Areas
63be6904847c3692a84b9c0eNew CategoryPersonal Trainers
63be6904847c3692a84b9c0fNew CategoryRacquet Sports
63be6904847c3692a84b9c10New CategoryRacquet Sport Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c11New CategoryRacquetball Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c12New CategoryTennis
63be6904847c3692a84b9c13New CategoryTennis Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c14New CategoryRugby
63be6904847c3692a84b9c15New CategoryRunning and Track
63be6904847c3692a84b9c16New CategoryRunning Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c17New CategorySkating
63be6904847c3692a84b9c18New CategorySkydiving Centers
63be6904847c3692a84b9c19New CategorySnow Sports
63be6904847c3692a84b9c1aNew CategorySoccer
63be6904847c3692a84b9c1bNew CategorySoccer Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c1cNew CategoryWater Sports
63be6904847c3692a84b9c1dNew CategoryCanoe and Kayak Rentals
63be6904847c3692a84b9c1eNew CategoryRafting Outfitter
63be6904847c3692a84b9c1fNew CategorySailing Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c20New CategoryScuba Diving Instructors
63be6904847c3692a84b9c21New CategorySurfing
63be6904847c3692a84b9c22New CategorySwimming
63be6904847c3692a84b9c23New CategorySwimming Clubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c24New CategoryHot Air Balloon Tour Agencies
63be6904847c3692a84b9c25New CategoryLodging
63be6904847c3692a84b9c26New CategoryCabins
63be6904847c3692a84b9c27New CategoryLodges
63be6904847c3692a84b9c28New CategoryTransport Hubs
63be6904847c3692a84b9c29New CategoryInternational Airports
63be6904847c3692a84b9c2aNew CategoryPrivate Airports
63be6904847c3692a84b9c2bNew CategoryCharter Buses
63be6904847c3692a84b9c2cNew CategoryLimo Services
63be6904847c3692a84b9c2dNew CategoryPublic Transportation

What categories have changed?

Below is an exhaustive list of the categories labels that have changed within the Foursquare category taxonomy:

Category IDLegacy Category LabelNew Category Label
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52e81612bcbc57f1066b79e6Laser Tag PlacesLaser Tag Centers
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52960eda3cf9994f4e043accIndonesian Meatball PlacesIndonesian Meatball Restaurants
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4bf58dd8d48988d1bd941735Salad PlacesSalad Restaurants
4bf58dd8d48988d1c5941735Sandwich PlacesSandwich Spots
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4bf58dd8d48988d1dd931735Soup PlacesSoup Spots
4bf58dd8d48988d14f941735Southern / Soul Food RestaurantsSouthern Food Restaurants
56aa371be4b08b9a8d5734bfTantuni PlacesTantuni Restaurants
4bf58dd8d48988d1d3941735Vegetarian / Vegan RestaurantsVegan and Vegetarian Restaurants
58daa1558bbb0b01f18ec1faLines / QueuesLines
52e81612bcbc57f1066b7a3bAcupuncturistsAcupuncture Clinics
52e81612bcbc57f1066b7a3cAlternative HealersAlternative Medicine Clinics
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522e32fae4b09b556e370f19Eye DoctorsOptometrists
5744ccdfe4b0c0459246b4afPhysical TherapistsPhysical Therapy Clinics
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5032833091d4c4b30a586d60Motorcycle ShopsMotorcycle Dealerships
59d79d6b2e268052fa2a3332Motorsports ShopsMotorsports Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1f1941735Board ShopsBoard Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b18Comic ShopsComic Book Stores
4f04afc02fb6e1c99f3db0bcMobile Phone ShopsMobile Phone Stores
5454144b498ec1f095bff2f2Construction & LandscapingConstruction Supplies Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d10c951735Cosmetics ShopsCosmetics Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b17Costume ShopsCostume Stores
589ddde98ae3635c072819eeDuty-free ShopsDuty-free Stores
4d954afda243a5684865b473Optical ShopsEyecare Stores
56aa371be4b08b9a8d5734cbBatik ShopsBatik Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d11a951735Bridal ShopsBridal Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d105951735Kids StoresChildren's Clothing Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d102951735Accessories StoresFashion Accessories Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b2eWatch ShopsWatch Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d11b951735Flower ShopsFlower Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1f9941735Food & Drink ShopsFood and Beverage Retail
4bf58dd8d48988d11e951735Cheese ShopsCheese Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b31Chocolate ShopsChocolate Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b1cFruit & Vegetable StoresFruit and Vegetable Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1f5941735Gourmet ShopsGourmet Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b2cHerbs & Spices StoresHerbs and Spices Stores
5f2c41945b4c177b9a6dc7d6Imported Food ShopsImported Food Stores
58daa1558bbb0b01f18ec1e8KuruyemişçisKuruyemişçi Shops
56aa371be4b08b9a8d573564Sausage ShopsSausage Stores
58daa1558bbb0b01f18ec1e5TurşucusTurşucu Shops
4bf58dd8d48988d119951735Wine ShopsWine Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b24Frame StoresFraming Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1f8941735Furniture / Home StoresFurniture and Home Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d128951735Gift ShopsGift Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1fb941735Hobby ShopsHobby Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1ff941735Miscellaneous ShopsMiscellaneous Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d121951735Paper / Office Supplies StoresOffice Supply Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b23Perfume ShopsPerfume Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d100951735Pet StoresPet Supplies Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b3dPop-Up ShopsPop-Up Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b28Print ShopsPrint Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d10d951735Record ShopsRecord Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b1bSouvenir ShopsSouvenir Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1f2941735Sporting Goods ShopsSporting Goods Retail
4bf58dd8d48988d115951735Bike ShopsBicycle Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b1aDive ShopsDive Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b19Gun ShopsGun Stores
50aaa5234b90af0d42d5de12Hunting SuppliesHunting Supply Stores
5bae9231bedf3950379f89d2Skate ShopsSkate Stores
56aa371be4b08b9a8d573566Ski ShopsSki Stores
5744ccdfe4b0c0459246b4cdSupplement ShopsSupplement Stores
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b26Fabric ShopsTextiles Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d1f3941735Toy / Game StoresToy Stores
4bf58dd8d48988d101951735Thrift / Vintage StoresVintage and Thrift Stores
52e816a6bcbc57f1066b7a54Warehouse StoresWarehouse or Wholesale Stores
4f4528bc4b90abdf24c9de85Athletics & SportsSports and Recreation
52e81612bcbc57f1066b7a0fFishing SpotsFishing Areas
4bf58dd8d48988d175941735Gyms or Fitness CentersGym and Studios
52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b48Gymnastics GymsGymnastics Centers
4bf58dd8d48988d101941735Martial Arts SchoolsMartial Arts Dojos
4bf58dd8d48988d1f4931735RacetracksRace Tracks
58daa1558bbb0b01f18ec1aeSaunas / Steam RoomsSaunas
4bf58dd8d48988d1e9941735Ski AreasSki Resorts and Areas
4bf58dd8d48988d15e941735PoolsSwimming Pools
4d4b7105d754a06379d81259Travel & TransportTravel and Transportation
4e4c9077bd41f78e849722f9Bike Rentals / Bike SharesBike Rentals
4bf58dd8d48988d12d951735Boats or FerriesBoat or Ferries
55077a22498e5e9248869ba2Cruise ShipsCruises
5032872391d4c4b30a586d64EV Charging StationsElectric Vehicle Charging Stations
4bf58dd8d48988d113951735Gas StationsFuel Stations
4bf58dd8d48988d1f8931735Bed & BreakfastsBed and Breakfasts
4f4530164b9074f6e4fb00ffTourist Information CentersTourist Information and Services
4bf58dd8d48988d1ec931735Airport TramsAirport Tram Stations
60a674555c7917283bad6839Airport Ticket CounterAirport Ticket Counters
4bf58dd8d48988d129951735Train StationsRail Stations

Were any categories removed?

10 category IDs will be deprecated (see table above). POIs in these categories will be redirected to those different categories.

Legacy Category NameLegacy Category IDUpdated Category NameNew Category ID
Nightlife Spots4d4b7105d754a06376d81259Bars4bf58dd8d48988d116941735
Other Nightlife4bf58dd8d48988d11a941735Bars4bf58dd8d48988d116941735
General Colleges & Universities4bf58dd8d48988d1a8941735Colleges and Universities4d4b7105d754a06372d81259
General Entertainment4bf58dd8d48988d1f1931735Arts and Entertainment4d4b7104d754a06370d81259
General Travel4bf58dd8d48988d1f6931735Travel and Transportation4d4b7105d754a06379d81259
Automotive Shops4bf58dd8d48988d124951735Automotive Repair Shops52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b44
Auto Workshops56aa371be4b08b9a8d5734d3Automotive Repair Shops52f2ab2ebcbc57f1066b8b44
Multiplexes4bf58dd8d48988d180941735Movie Theaters4bf58dd8d48988d17f941735
Restaurants4bf58dd8d48988d1c4941735Restaurants4d4b7105d754a06374d81259
Financial or Legal Services503287a291d4c4b30a586d65Financial Services63be6904847c3692a84b9b3d
Legal Services63be6904847c3692a84b9b6b

Will I have to make any internal updates?

  • 10 category IDs will be deprecated (see table above). POIs in these categories will be redirected to those different categories.
  • Changing the names of 430 categories. If you use exact string matching on the category labels, rematching will need to be built.
  • If you use the category ID attribute, you will need to remap the 10 updated categories (from the table above) to your own category taxonomy.