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Factual captures vast quantities of information about places and distills these billions of inputs down to individual records for each place.
Place Rank describes the significance of each place for search and discovery. Place Rank makes it easy to rank geo search results, inform place visibility at different mapping zoom levels, or return places ordered by popularity for user check ins style apps.
Map Factual Place IDs to analogous IDs and URLs across different namespaces — making it effortless to incorporate appropriate Yelp reviews, Facebook pages, and others into your own apps. Start with the place ID or URL in any of the services covered by Places Crosswalk and immediately find the corresponding ID or URL for any other service.
Factual has explicitly mapped over 1,000 national and regional chain brands to their brick and mortar locations. Leverage the depth and breadth of our Global Places data to easily find and use our chains data in the US (or any of the 52 countries).