Release Notes

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

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