Foursquare Places represents over 100 million commercial points-of-interest and is trusted by top enterprises to build location-based experiences into their software applications.

Our selection of precise firmographic location data as well as unique rich attributes unlocks the potential to enhance your app or website with the ability to describe locations, analyze trends, and improve user experiences.

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Ask yourself the following questions to determine which product is best for your business needs.


Please contact Foursquare Sales for help with determining product fit and signing up for the access method of your choice!

Places API

  • Get real-time data access and help users discover nearby venues
  • Enhance your apps’ search functionality
  • Assign a user’s smartphone to a specific location, in real-time
  • Help users make informed decisions

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Places Database

  • Enrich your existing venue database with rich, user-generated content
  • Download fresh, up-to-date venue content verified by humans, software and third parties
  • Customize data to your business needs:
    • Delivered daily, weekly or monthly
    • Available via JSON or TSV

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Explore Rich Contextual Data

Available Attributes

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

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Categories & Taxonomy

Foursquare attempts to apply accurate and granular categorization to each of our POI records. In order to accomplish this, we leverage our own proprietary taxonomy of 1K+ categories.

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Foursquare has created explicit associations between national and local brands and their brick-and-mortar locations. Users can query the Places dataset explicitly by chain name or chain ID to obtain a list of stores representing that chain.

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Supported Countries

Foursquare Places has over 100 million POIs across 247 countries and territories.

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