Release Notes - Places

May 2024

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,216,440
    • US: 22,545,781
    • Rest of world: 103,670,659
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 70,834
    • US: 37,575
    • Rest of world: 33,259
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 23,981
    • US: 9,170
    • Rest of world: 14,811
  • Validated in last 30 days: 3,040,883

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,032,503
    • US: 1,480,781
    • Rest of world: 1,551,722
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 10,915
    • US: 8,773
    • Rest of world: 2,142
  • Validated in last 30 days: 563,089
    • US: 416,596
    • Rest of world: 146,493

April 2024

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,168,076
    • US: 22,517,548
    • Rest of world: 103,650,528
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 64,695
    • US: 7,312
    • Rest of world: 57,383
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 22,015
    • US: 13,138
    • Rest of world: 15,604
  • Validated in last 30 days: 1,365,369

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,027,439
    • US: 1,479,326
    • Rest of world: 1,548,113
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 5,708
    • US: 4,417
    • Rest of world: 1,291
  • Validated in last 30 days: 223,872
    • US: 107,209
    • Rest of world: 116,663

March 2024

What's New

  • Improved Open/Closed Scores for 6 countries (APAC - India,Indonesia,Vietnam; EMEA - Finland, Norway; Mexico)
    • We improve Open/Closed scores using a Machine Learning algorithm that takes into account 100+ features like the trends in check ins, edits, photos in FSQ Consumer apps.
    • With this update, we have improved and standardized the confidence across the 6 countries.
      • When we say a place is VeryLikelyOpen/VeryLikelyClosed, we have 95% confidence that the POI is Open/Closed respectively. That is more than 10% improvement in precision for the VeryLikelyOpen bucket.
      • When POIs fall under LikelyOpen+VeryLikelyOpen or LikelyClosed+VeryLikelyClosed, we have 80% confidence that the place is Open/Closed respectively.
    • When we look at the POI distribution across the buckets, we have reduced the number of POIs by 25% in the “Unsure” bucket, when averaged across the 6 countries.
    • NOTE: This is the fifth update to closed_bucket improvements in 2023-24. The 14 countries improved previously were the US, CA, BR, JP, AU and Europe (AT, CH,DE, ES, FR, GB, IE, IT, PT).
  • Improved Lat-long Accuracy for Finland and Indonesia
    • We improve lat-long accuracy by using a Geocode Summarizarization technique that chooses the most accurate lat-long from 200+ input sources.
    • We measure the improvements by measuring distance to ground truth at the median (50th percentile), and also long tail at 75th and 90th percentiles. With this update, the median distance is 7% (~1.75m) closer to Ground Truth, and 75th and 90th percentile is ~10% closer to ground truth.
    • NOTE: This is part of a series of improvements to lat-long in 2023-24. In the previous updates in 2023-24, we rolled out refreshed lat-longs for 17 countries (Americas - US, CA, BR; APAC - AU, JP, KR, SG; Europe - AT, CH, DE, ES, FR, GB, IE, IT, PT, NL).

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,123,773
    • US: 22,515,911
    • Rest of world: 103,607,862
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 40,200
    • US: 24,471
    • Rest of world: 15,729
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 57,596
    • US: 13,138
    • Rest of world: 44,458
  • Validated in last 30 days: 990,350

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,027,574
    • US: 1,479,363
    • Rest of world: 1,548,211
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 2,657
    • US: 2,002
    • Rest of world: 655
  • Validated in last 30 days: 195,586
    • US: 116,746
    • Rest of world: 78,840

February 2024

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,247,706
    • US: 22,540,129
    • Rest of world: 103,707,577
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 98,433
    • US: 18,561
    • Rest of world: 79,872
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 41,029
    • US: 19,843
    • Rest of world: 21,186
  • Validated in last 30 days: 1,124,288

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,042,034
    • US: 1,489,866
    • Rest of world: 1,552,168
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 3,918
    • US: 1,417
    • Rest of world: 2,501
  • Validated in last 30 days: 94,539
    • US: 3,151
    • Rest of world: 91,388

January 2024

What’s New

  • Improved Open/Closed Scores for 3 countries (AU, CH, PT)
    • We improved Open/Closed scores using a Machine Learning algorithm that takes into account 100+ features like the trends in check ins, edits, photos in FSQ Consumer apps.
    • With this update, we have improved and standardized the confidence across the 3 countries.
      • When we say a place is VeryLikelyOpen/VeryLikelyClosed, we have 95% confidence that the POI is Open/Closed respectively. That is more than 10% improvement in precision for the VeryLikelyOpen bucket.
      • When POIs fall under LikelyOpen+VeryLikelyOpen or LikelyClosed+VeryLikelyClosed, we have 80% confidence that the place is Open/Closed respectively.
    • When we look at the POI distribution across the buckets, we have reduced the number of POIs by 22% in the “Unsure” bucket, when averaged across the 3 countries.
    • NOTE: This is the fourth update to closed_bucket improvements in 2023. The 11 countries improved previously were the US, CA, BR, JP and Europe (AT, DE, ES, FR, GB, IE, IT).

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,193,443
    • US: 22,543,763
    • Rest of world: 103,649,680
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 49,919
    • US: 19,764
    • Rest of world: 30,155
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 35,074
    • US: 8,085
    • Rest of world: 26,989
  • Validated in last 30 days: 1,314,295

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,035,955
    • US: 1,486,725
    • Rest of world: 1,549,230
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 6,511
    • US: 5,772
    • Rest of world: 739
  • Validated in last 30 days: 316,305
    • US: 211,122
    • Rest of world: 105,183

December 2023

What’s New

  • EV Charger coverage increases in MY, VN, AE, and SG. Increases are up to the following counts depending on the cut of the data received.
    • MY: 664
    • VN: 34
    • AE: 589
    • SG: 593
  • Improved freshness of Drinking and Dining data in the US. 46% of Drinking and Dining POIs in the US have been refreshed in the past 6 months. This is up from 38% that had been refreshed in the past 6 months in September.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,176,661
    • US: 22,531,927
    • Rest of world: 103,644,734
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 29,493
    • US: 137
    • Rest of world: 29,356
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 34,556
    • US: 1,909
    • Rest of world: 32,647
  • Validated in last 30 days: 4,148,824

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,034,318
    • US: 1,482,979
    • Rest of world:
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 828
    • US: 8
    • Rest of world: 820
  • Validated in last 30 days: 178,680
    • US: 17
    • Rest of world: 178,663

November 2023

What's New

  • Added 23 new chains in the US. Including: Coffee Beanery, DGX, Duchess Shoppe, Egg Harbor Café, Erik''s DeliCafe, Fannie May Fine Chocolates, Farm Stores, Fastlane, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Gourmet Latté, Han-Dee Hugo's, Ike's Love & Sandwiches, IT'SUGAR, Kohr Bros, Lee's Discount Liquor, Lolli and Pops, Marylou's Coffee, Payless Liquors, Rhodes 101, Seasons Corner Market, Smallcakes Cupcakery, Sugar Factory, The Coffee Tree Roasters. For a full list, please see Chains table.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,181,144
    • US: 22,533,628
    • Rest of World: 103,647,516
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 305,477
    • US: 17,310
    • Rest of World: 288,167
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 57,129
    • US: 12,913
    • Rest of World: 44,216
  • Validated in last 30 days: 3,902,086

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,031,875
    • US: 1,483,009
    • Rest of World: 1,548,866
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 14,131
    • US: 7,012
    • Rest of World: 7,119
  • Validated in last 30 days: 433,034
    • US: 286,190
    • Rest of World: 146,844

October 2023

What's New

  • Improved Open/Closed Scores for 5 Countries (AT, BR, CA, ES, JP)
    • We improve Open/Closed scores using a Machine Learning algorithm that takes into account 100+ features like the trends in check ins, edits, photos in FSQ Consumer apps.
    • With this update, we have improved and standardized the confidence across the 5 countries.
      • When we say a place is VeryLikelyOpen/VeryLikelyClosed, we have 95% confidence that the POI is Open/Closed respectively. That is more than 6% improvement for the VeryLikelyOpen bucket.
      • When POIs fall under LikelyOpen+VeryLikelyOpen or LikelyClosed+VeryLikelyClosed, we have 80% confidence that the place is Open/Closed respectively.
    • Depending on the precision requirements, customers can use a combination that works best for them.
    • When we look at the POI distribution across the buckets, we have reduced the number of POIs by 15% in the “Unsure” bucket, when averaged across the 5 countries.
    • NOTE: This is the third update to closed_bucket improvements in 2023. The 6 countries improved previously were the US and Western Europe (DE, FR, GB, IE, IT).
  • Improved Lat-Long Accuracy for 4 Countries (AT, AU, BR, PL)
    • We improved lat-longs by a process called Geocode Summarization, where the final latitude and longitude for a POI is selected based on analysis of the geocodes from 200+ data sources.
    • To test the improvement in accuracy of predicted lat-longs, we sampled data with manually inspected lat-longs from multiple trusted sources. We found that,
      • The median distance between the actual (ground truth) vs predicted (by geo summarizer model) lat-longs has reduced by 13% on average, when compared to previous lat-long. That is ~2.5m closer to ground truth on absolute terms.
      • The 75th percentile has improved by 15% (~10m closer to ground truth) and the 90th percentile by 9% (24m closer), when averaged across the 4 countries.
    • NOTE: This is the fourth update to lat-long accuracy improvements in 2023. The 13 countries improved previously were NAMER (US, CA), EMEA (CH, ES, FR, GB, IE, IT, NL, PT), APAC (JP, KR, SG).
    • There was a bug that meant that category labels were plural, instead of singular. This was resolved and will be reflected in your next delivery.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 125,293,417
    • US: 22,531,774
    • Rest of World: 102,761,643
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 184,941
    • US: 55,320
    • Rest of World: 129,621
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 172,694
    • US: 78,082
    • Rest of World: 94,612
  • Validated in last 30 days: 2,364,983

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,018,609
    • US: 1,479,476
    • Rest of World: 1,539,133
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 2,892
    • US: 953
    • Rest of World: 1,939
  • Validated in last 30 days: 302,457
    • US: 202,873
    • Rest of World: 99,584

September 2023

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 125,923,469
    • US: 22,554,333
    • Rest of World: 103,369,136
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 338,328
    • US: 66,018
    • Rest of World: 272,310
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 163,443
    • US: 37,144
    • Rest of World: 126,299
  • Validated in last 30 days: 6,736,373

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,080,224
    • US: 1,533,177
    • Rest of World: 1,547,047
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 20,952
    • US: 14,802
    • Rest of World: 6,150
  • Validated in last 30 days: 521,223
    • US: 246,371
    • Rest of World: 274,852

August 2023

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 125,744,805
    • US: 22,525,569
    • Rest of World: 103,219,236
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 187,925
    • US: 33,563
    • Rest of World: 154,362
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 98,832
    • US: 25,089
    • Rest of World: 73,743
  • Validated in last 30 days: 4,051,708

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,083,377
    • US: 1,541,966
    • Rest of World: 1,541,411
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 36,337
    • US: 31,834
    • Rest of World: 4,503
  • Validated in last 30 days: 387,310
    • US: 155,148
    • Rest of World: 232,162

July 2023

What's New

  • Added ~90 categories to the taxonomy: On June 1, the team added ~90 new categories to the taxonomy. As part of the update, we changed the labels to +150 categories in order to provide more granular information in the hierarchy to enhance search and analysis opportunities. As a whole, this initiative reinforces our goal to provide the most granular and accurate information to our customers, providing the most flexibility available to build the best products.
  • Improved Open/Closed status for Western Europe: We refreshed Closed Bucket labels for 5 countries in Western Europe (FR, IT, DE, GB, IE) by recalibrating and retraining the Open/Closed Machine Learning models with larger quantity and better quality data.
    • With this update, when we say a POI is VeryLikelyOpen or VeryLikelyClosed, we are 95% confident that it is Open or Closed respectively. This is a nearly 5% improvement compared to before. Also, we are 80% confident that a POI identified as LikelyOpen or VeryLikelyOpen is Open; and similarly, 80% confident that a POI identified as LikelyClosed or VeryLikelyClosed is Closed.
    • In terms of distribution of POIs, there is a 40% reduction (on average across the 5 countries) in the number of POIs in the Unsure bucket. And, ~15% increase in the number of POIs in the Open buckets.
    • Note: This is the second update to improving Closed Bucket this year. In the previous May update, we rolled out a refreshed Closed Bucket for the US.
  • Improved lat-longs: Last month, we improved lat-longs for 6 countries in EU (FR, IT, IE, PT) and Asia (SG, KR) by a process called Geocode summarization, where a lat-long is picked for a POI from multiple data sources with a predictive algorithm. As we have mentioned before, to test the improvement in accuracy of predicted lat-longs, we sample data with manually inspected lat-longs from trusted sources. We found that,
    • For four (FR, IE, PT, KR) out of the six countries, the median distance between the actual (ground truth) vs predicted (by geo summarizer model) lat-longs has reduced by 11% on average, when compared to old lat-long. That is ~2m closer to ground truth in absolute terms. For POIs in the 75th percentile, there is an improvement of 10%.
    • SG is seeing a 7% improvement in the 75th and 90th percentile ranges; And, Italy is seeing an improvement of nearly 33% in the 90th percentile.
    • Note: This is the third update to improve lat-longs. In the previous updates in H1 2023, we rolled out refreshed lat-longs for 7 countries (US, CA, CH, ES, GB, JP, NL).

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 125,654,272
    • US: 22,516,510
    • Rest of World: 103,137,762
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 276,222
    • US: 31,890
    • Rest of World: 244,332
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 51,061
    • US: 7,639
    • Rest of World: 43,422
  • Validated in last 30 days: 3,638,824

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,065,093
    • US: 1,526,111
    • Rest of World: 1,538,982
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 5,392
    • US: 2,401
    • Rest of World: 2,991
  • Validated in last 30 days: 823,177
    • US: 666,930
    • Rest of World: 156,247

June 2023

What's New

  • Released ~90 new categories to API V3 and flat file on June 1. Over 150 category labels were updated as part of this release to include more granular information to help with filtering. New categories will begin appearing over time. See our Places Categories FAQs for more details.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 125,448,839
    • US: 22,512,531
    • Rest of World: 102,936,308
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 723,415
    • US: 125,073
    • Rest of World: 598,342
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 1,225,573
    • US: 82,873
    • Rest of World: 1,142,700
  • Validated in last 30 days: 4,056,048

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,081,883
    • US: 1,544,098
    • Rest of World: 1,537,785
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 12,017
    • US: 5,856
    • Rest of World: 6,161
  • Validated in last 30 days: 655,683
    • US: 482,699
    • Rest of World: 172,984

May 2023

What's New

  • Closed Bucket Attribute: Last month saw an increase to its precision as it has improved across the board. As part of May’s release Closed Bucket will now be delivered as a Core attribute for all Places clients.
    • For customers who do not receive Closed_Bucket today:
      • Closed_Bucket will be delivered as a new core attribute. FSQ will not automatically filter any permanently closed places. Users can filter the closed_bucket depending on a use case that demands high reality and open POIs (high precision) vs. wide coverage and open POIs (high recall). The quintessential quality vs. quantity tradeoff.
    • For customers who receive Closed_Bucket today:
      • Users can continue to easily filter the closed_bucket depending on a use case that demands highly real and open POIs (high precision) vs. wide coverage and open POIs (high recall).

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 125,950,331
    • US: 22,470,164
    • Rest of World: 103,480,167
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 243,663
    • US: 11,532
    • Rest of World: 232,131
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 1,010,684
    • US: 332,705
    • Rest of World: 677,979
  • Validated in last 30 days: 4,003,469

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,094,780
    • US: 1,547,441
    • Rest of World: 1,547,339
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 5,203
    • US: 3,050
    • Rest of World: 2,153
  • Validated in last 30 days: 360,510
    • US: 150,691
    • Rest of World: 209,819

April 2023

What's New

  • Improved Lat-Long for the US (GeoSummarizer Model)
    We improve lat-longs by a process called Geocode Summarization, where the final latitude and longitude for a POI is selected based on analysis of the geocodes from multiple data sources.
    • To test the improvement in accuracy of predicted lat-longs, we sampled data with manually inspected lat-longs from multiple trusted sources. We found that,
      • The median distance between the actual (ground truth) vs predicted (by geo summarizer model) lat-longs has reduced by 24%, when compared to old lat-long.
      • Nearly 11% POIs (>5M) are expected to move to the correct building with this update.
    • When we evaluated the change with this update for all POIs in FSQ data,
      • 50% of POIs moved <10 meters
      • 90% of POIs moved <50 meters
      • As we strive for more accuracy, even though there might be a few POIs that are negatively impacted, the change is mostly within a 50m radius
    • Note: This is the second update to improve lat-longs, and will reflect in the May 2023 delivery. In the Stage 1 rollout in Jan 2023, we improved the lat-longs for 6 countries (CA, CH, ES, GB, JP, NL).
  • Improved Closed scores for the US
    Every month, we look for ways to improve the FSQ Reality and Closed Buckets to most accurately reflect our understanding of the real world for our customers. Due to the rapidly changing landscape of the world over the last few years, we have been hard at work to check what has changed and update our Closed Models to better reflect the “new normal”. The Closed buckets have been recalibrated with higher quality, larger quantity and more diverse data to predict better.
    • The Closed Bucket precision has improved across. When we say a place is VeryLikelyOpen, earlier the accuracy of positive predictions was 85%. With the improved model, the average precision rises to 93%, significantly improving the quality of the bucket.
    • In terms of the distribution of POIs, more than 10% of the POIs moved from Open buckets to Closed Buckets. This was an expected outcome with many businesses closing post Covid.
    • The “Unsure” bucket is now renamed to “Undecided” to more effectively communicate that FSQ today has only ~55% confidence that a place is Open/Closed but will keep looking for more signals to update this status.
      • For ~15 customers who do not receive Closed_Bucket today:
        • Closed_Bucket, which was previously part of Calculated Scores, is now a new core attribute. This is essentially the likelihood scores, p(closed), converted to buckets
          • VeryLikelyClosed: (0.9, 1]
          • LikelyClosed: (0.7, 0.9]
          • Undecided: (0.3, 0.7]
          • LikelyOpen: (0.1, 0.3]
          • VeryLikelyOpen: [0, 0.1]
        • Users can filter the closed_bucket column depending on a use case that demands highly real and open POIs (high precision) vs wide coverage (high recall). The quintessential quality vs quantity tradeoff.
      • For rest who receive Closed_Bucket in Calculated Scores today:
        • Users can easily filter the closed_bucket depending on a use case that demands highly real and open POIs (high precision) vs wide coverage (high recall).
    • Note: The changes will reflect in the May 2023 delivery.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,716,732
    • US: 22,791,234
    • Rest of World: 103,925,498
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 91,609
    • US: 42,017
    • Rest of World: 49,592
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 101,749
    • US: 18,109
    • Rest of World: 83,640
  • Validated in last 30 days: 2,494,625

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,123,621
    • US: 1,561,990
    • Rest of World: 1,561,631
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 26,067
    • US: 24,303
    • Rest of World: 1,764
  • Validated in last 30 days: 379,218
    • US: 276,615
    • Rest of World: 102,603

March 2023

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,725,694
    • US: 22,767,053
    • Rest of World: 103,958,641
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 54,619
    • US: 5,632
    • Rest of World: 48,987
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 21,899
    • US: 3,444
    • Rest of World: 18,455
  • Validated in last 30 days: 3,821,059

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,110,089
    • US: 1,548,799
    • Rest of World: 1,561,290
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 3,086
    • US: 2,367
    • Rest of World: 719
  • Validated in last 30 days: 472,109
    • US: 306,571
    • Rest of World: 165,538

February 2023

What's New

  • ~87K new POIs added in South Korea, which is about a 4% increase in coverage.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,691,618
    • US: 22,763,442
    • Rest of World: 103,928,176
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 194,574
    • US: 50,119
    • Rest of World: 144,455
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 45,112
    • US: 16,449
    • Rest of World: 28,663
  • Validated in last 30 days: 8,816,214

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,111,395
    • US: 1,547,689
    • Rest of World: 1,563,706
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 9,637
    • US: 6,912
    • Rest of World: 2,725
  • Validated in last 30 days: 194,574
    • US: 50,119
    • Rest of World: 144,455

January 2023

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,540,117
    • US: 22,729,546
    • Rest of World: 103,810,571
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 486,906
    • US: 122,626
    • Rest of World: 364,280
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 350,089
    • US: 55,504
    • Rest of World: 294,585

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,109,044
    • US: 1,547,419
    • Rest of World: 1,561,625
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 21,772
    • US: 20,182
    • Rest of World: 1,590
  • Validated in last 30 days: 650,266
    • US: 415,975
    • Rest of World: 234,291

December 2022

What’s New

  • Extended valid South Korean addresses to include 로. This resulted in an additional ~160k addresses added to the South Korean dataset.
  • Added additional crawls in Mexico. This resulted in 452,829 POIs added (~12% improvement), and 46,479 lat/longs added (~1.2% improvement in fill rate).
  • Increased chain coverage by 775 chains in the US.
  • Improved accuracy of lat-longs in 6 countries to be rolled out in Jan 2023.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,401,883
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 629,327
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 260,060
  • Validated in last 30 days: 8,164,898

Chains

  • Total POI count: 3,122,118
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 111,570
  • Validated in last 30 days: 530,593

Improved at-Long (GeoSummarizer Model)

For the 6 countries (CA, CH, ES, GB, JP, NL):

  • To test the improvement in accuracy of predicted lat-longs, we sampled data with manually inspected lat-longs from multiple trusted sources. We found that on average across the 6 countries, the median distance between the actual (ground truth) vs predicted (by geo summarizer model) lat-longs has reduced by 18%, when compared to old lat-long. Canada and Japan saw a huge improvement at 27-28%.
  • On average, when we evaluated the change with this update for all POIs in FSQ data:
    • 60% of POIs moved <10 meters
    • 94% of POIs moved <50 meters
    • As we strive for more accuracy, even though there might be a few POIs that are negatively impacted, the change is mostly within a 50m radius
  • Note:
    • This is the first update on improving lat-longs. In the Stage 1 rollout for Jan 2023, we are targeting the 6 countries (CA, CH, ES, GB, JP, NL).
    • In the Stage 2 rollout at the end of Q1 2023, we will aim to improve lat-longs in US, IN, SG, DE.

November 2022

What's New

  • Fixed a bug that caused POIs generated by UGC to be removed if the lat/long conflicted with the associated country’s polygon. Since UGC data is flagged as high quality, the team created an exception so that POIs generated by UGC are not removed.
  • Improved fill rates (0.5% Globally and 2% in the US) by making Place crawls more accepting of partially correct and/or partially available hours.
  • Fixed a bug where the DMA attribute (US Only) was dropping leading and trailing 0’s. Resolving the bug resulted in adding values for 3.8m POIs (~8%).

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 126,032,616
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 315,061
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 29,798
  • Validated in last 30 days: 4,032,417

Chains Changelog

  • Total POI count: 3,010,548
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 6,166
  • Validated in last 30 days: 353,673

October 2022

What's New

  • Resolved a bug for POIs in South Korea that resulted in addresses being removed. By pushing the fix, more than 129k POIs in South Korea gained an address value and over 20k POIs had their address modified.
  • Expanded EV charger coverage, which now includes +62k POIs globally, up from ~2.8k POIs at the start of the month.
  • Made Places crawls more accommodating of partially correct and/or partially available hours of operation information earlier in Q3. This change generated a .5% improvement in fill rate, globally. In the US, this improved the fill rate by nearly 2%.

POI Changelog

  • Total POI count: 125,754,117
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 1,225,897
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 77,020
  • Validated in last 30 days: 12,519,660

Chains Changelog

  • Total POI count: 2,977,032
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 35,173
  • Validated in last 30 days: 909,612

September 2022

POI Changelog

Please note these numbers refer to the “quality cut” of the Places dataset. Numbers represent the last 30 days.

  • Total POI count: 121,082,217
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 606,203
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 86,080
  • Validated in last 30 days: 11,026,200

Chains Changelog

  • Total POI count: 2,946,389
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 9,944
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 0
  • Validated in last 30 days: 1,036,638

August 2022

POI Changelog

Please note these numbers refer to the “quality cut” of the Places dataset. Numbers represent the last 30 days.

  • Total POI count: 120,921,154
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 550,065
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 500,081
  • Validated in last 30 days: 3,105,429

Chains Changelog

  • Total POI count: 2,883,221
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 7,624
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 0
  • Validated in last 30 days: 326,141

July 2022

What's New

  • +16,000 Electric Charging Station POIs were added, globally.

POI Changelog

Please note these numbers refer to the “quality cut” of the Places dataset. Numbers represent the last 30 days.

  • Total POI count: 120,913,998
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 2,081,970
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 673,291
  • Validated in last 30 days: 8,315,935

Chains Changelog

  • Total POI count: 2,846,370
  • POIs added in last 30 days: 30,537
  • POIs removed in last 30 days: 0
  • Validated in last 30 days: 1,076,700

June 2022

What's New

  • Census Block ID available and a core attribute for new customers.
  • The Website attribute for ~300k POIs in Italy redirected to the POI’s page on a popular digital business directory. We have blacklisted that site, and removed it from the corresponding POIs. This impacts ~30% of all POIs in Italy.
  • Removed +36,000 fake venues in Antarctica.

POI Changelog

Please note these numbers refer to the “quality cut” of the Places dataset. Numbers represent the last 30 days.

Country# of POIs Validated*
Global6,392,470
United States43,147
Australia476,077
Brazil13,913
Canada738,242
France630,333
Germany257,045
Great Britain679,451
Italy1,339,416
Japan901,842
Mexico171,275
Singapore2,237
Spain469,463

Chains Changelog

  • Total POI count: 2,771,513
  • POIs added in last 30 days: N/A
  • Validated in last 30 days: 305,299