Places by Foursquare

Trusted by over 125,000 developers, empower users to explore millions of points-of-interests via your app or website by powering rich location data features like geo-tagging and venue search.
Key Benefits
Discover What Places Can Offer
Gain a Better Understanding of User Locations
Help users get where they’re going with our database of 105+ million places. Provide a richer experience with machine-learned technology that reads locations signals to precisely determine user location in real time.
Enrich Your Understanding of Place
Enhance your software using our venue database, with key descriptors like venue category or popularity. Choose from dozens of place attributes like name, address, rating, and reviews for millions of points-of-interest.
Explore New Destinations
Educate your users about venues around the globe popular with their user base. Provide venue-ranking filters, graded with our innovative ten-point rating scale, and identify trending venues using our popularity scores.
FLEXIBLE DELIVERY
Access Data Any Way You Like
API
Access places data—in real time—from any connected application.
Database (Flat File)
Download dozens of place attributes around millions of points-of-interest.
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Superusers of our consumer apps help us keep our data up-to-date.
Key Features
Experience These Must-Have Features
Global Database of 105 Million POIs
Available across 170 countries and territories.
80+ POI Attributes and 900+ Categories
Descriptive place profiles, sourced by the Foursquare consumer community.
Human Verified for Accuracy
Kept up-to-date by our trusted user app community.
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Want deeper place details beyond venue name and address?
Enrich your understanding of a place with details like tips and photos.
Use Cases
See Why Places Is Trusted by 125,000 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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