Places Data Overview

Foursquare utilizes three approaches to obtain Places data - human, software, and third-party verification to ensure POI data is consistent, accurate, and fresh.

How Does Places Work?

First party data, ground truth datasets, web resources, and partners with third parties.

Places Attributes

Foursquare’s Places includes core attributes as well as a multitude of rich attributes.


Accurate and granular categorization to each of our POI records.


Explicit associations between national and local brands and their brick-and-mortar locations.

Supported Countries

Over 100 million POIs across 247 countries and territories.