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Places Data by Foursquare

Access firmographic and rich community-sourced content for 105 million of places around the world—via flat file or API.
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Key Benefits
Discover What Places Can Offer
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Augment Basic Venues Details with Rich, Contextual Content
Choose from dozens of place attributes like venue name, address, ratings, and reviews for millions of points-of-interest (POIs). Enrich users’ understanding of a place by surfacing user-generated content such as photos, ratings, tips and tastes (i.e. keyword descriptors) in your app.
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Identify Popular and Trending Places
Surface up-and-coming destinations by tracking changes in foot traffic volume week over week via our proprietary Trending Popularity score. Differentiate the truly amazing places from the less than stellar ones using our 10-point rating scale.
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Conduct Foot Traffic Trend Analysis
Monitor changes in visitation volume over time using our Foot Traffic score for data-driven site planning, territory mapping, or investment strategies.
Compare Tiers
Choose from Multiple Tiers
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Places Database
  • Download venue content and customize data to your business needs

  • Track changes in foot traffic with our trending and popularity scores

  • Available via JSON or TSV

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Places API
  • Assign a user’s smartphone to a specific location, in real-time

  • Connect to our API to search, discover and rank venues

  • Get real-time data access

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Free
Sandbox

For developers that want to test our API

​Limited to one app per account

API call quota is 950 regular calls per day and 50 premium calls per day

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Free
Personal

For developers that want to monetize their app or user base (i.e. commercial use cases)

Limited to one app per account

API call quota is 95,500 for regular calls per day and 500 for premium calls per day

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Start-ups
From $599

For developers that want to monetize their app or user base (i.e. commercial use cases)

Unlimited apps per account

No API quota, with $0.001 per regular call and $0.003 per premium call

72 hour email support

By The Numbers
Foursquare by the Numbers
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Commercial POIs
62M+ Global Venues
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Countries
190+ Countries and 50 Territories
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Venue Categories
900+ Venue Categories
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Venue Details
30+ Attribute Fields
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Developers on Platform
150K and Counting
Use Cases
See Why Places Is Trusted by 150,000 Developers
Samsung
Using Foursquare’s database of more than 105 million places, Samsung allows users to geo-tag their photos with detailed info about a destination, while also serving up contextually relevant locations for those who are searching for a place to eat, drink or explore.
Airbnb
The world’s largest community-driven hospitality company relies on the Places API to surface curated photos and other place-related content in users’ guidebooks.
Uber
The global ride-hailing giant enables users to search and find the destinations they want to go using Foursquare’s Places Database of 105+ million places around the world.
Samsung
Using Foursquare’s database of more than 105 million places, Samsung allows users to geo-tag their photos with detailed info about a destination, while also serving up contextually relevant locations for those who are searching for a place to eat, drink or explore.
Airbnb
The world’s largest community-driven hospitality company relies on the Places API to surface curated photos and other place-related content in users’ guidebooks.
Uber
The global ride-hailing giant enables users to search and find the destinations they want to go using Foursquare’s Places Database of 105+ million places around the world.
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Account Tiers and Usage Limits
Free
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Commercial

Commercial includes venues that are are non-private (i.e. private venues and geo-venues such as towns, states) locations such as parks, schools, and retailers.



From $599 a month
Content Limits

Rate and request limits

Rate limits vary, depending on whether you’re using a regular or premium endpoint. Check out this page for more information.

950 regular API calls per day 50 premium API calls per day
99,500 regular API calls per day 500 premium API calls per day
No API quotas $0.001 per regular call $0.003 per premium call
Use Cases
Access places data —in real time—from any connected application
Sort, filter, and manipulate places data to meet your business needs
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Accurately assign a mobile app user to a specific location (i.e. Snap-to-place)

Features
Downloadable places data
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User-generated content (e.g. photos, ratings, reviews and more)

Foot traffic and trending popularity scores

Our Foot Traffic Popularity Score ranks venues based on customer visit volume by analyzing foot traffic visit data over a rolling 6-month period, and outputs a percentile on the basis of a city. Our Trending Popularity Score describes a surge or decline in foot traffic by utilizing five user-generated inputs such as visits, saves, tips, photos, and likes/dislikes.

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Places Database Let's Talk
Places API Let's Talk
Account Tiers and Usage Limits
Free
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Commercial

Commercial includes venues that are are non-private (i.e. private venues and geo-venues such as towns, states) locations such as parks, schools, and retailers.

Content Limits

Rate and request limits

Rate limits vary, depending on whether you’re using a regular or premium endpoint. Check out this page for more information.

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Volume discount available
Use Cases
Access places data —in real time—from any connected application
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Sort, filter, and manipulate places data to meet your business needs
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Accurately assign a mobile app user to a specific location (i.e. Snap-to-place)

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Features
Downloadable places data
JSON and TSV
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User-generated content (e.g. photos, ratings, reviews and more)

Foot traffic and trending popularity scores

Our Foot Traffic Popularity Score ranks venues based on customer visit volume by analyzing foot traffic visit data over a rolling 6-month period, and outputs a percentile on the basis of a city. Our Trending Popularity Score describes a surge or decline in foot traffic by utilizing five user-generated inputs such as visits, saves, tips, photos, and likes/dislikes.

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Places Database
Places API
Account Tiers and Usage Limits
Free
Commercial Commercial includes venues that are are non-private (i.e. private venues and geo-venues such as towns, states) locations such as parks, schools, and retailers.
Content Limits
Rate and request limits Rate limits vary, depending on whether you’re using a regular or premium endpoint. Check out this page for more information.
Volume discount available
Use Cases
Access places data —in real time—from any connected application
Sort, filter, and manipulate places data to meet your business needs
Accurately assign a mobile app user to a specific location (i.e. Snap-to-place)
Features
Downloadable places data
JSON and TSV
User-generated content (e.g. photos, ratings, reviews and more)
Foot traffic and trending popularity scores Our Foot Traffic Popularity Score ranks venues based on customer visit volume by analyzing foot traffic visit data over a rolling 6-month period, and outputs a percentile on the basis of a city. Our Trending Popularity Score describes a surge or decline in foot traffic by utilizing five user-generated inputs such as visits, saves, tips, photos, and likes/dislikes.
Account Tiers and Usage Limits
Free
Commercial Commercial includes venues that are are non-private (i.e. private venues and geo-venues such as towns, states) locations such as parks, schools, and retailers.
From $599 a month
Content Limits
Rate and request limits Rate limits vary, depending on whether you’re using a regular or premium endpoint. Check out this page for more information.
950 regular API calls per day
50 premium API calls per day
99,500 regular API calls per day
500 premium API calls per day
No API quotas
$0.001 per regular call
$0.003 per premium call
Use Cases
Access places data — in real time — from any connected application
Sort, filter, and manipulate places data to meet your business needs
Accurately assign a mobile app user to a specific location (i.e. Snap-to-place)
Features
Downloadable places data
User-generated content (e.g. photos, ratings, reviews and more)
Foot traffic and trending popularity scores Our Foot Traffic Popularity Score ranks venues based on customer visit volume by analyzing foot traffic visit data over a rolling 6-month period, and outputs a percentile on the basis of a city. Our Trending Popularity Score describes a surge or decline in foot traffic by utilizing five user-generated inputs such as visits, saves, tips, photos, and likes/dislikes.