Release Notes

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

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