Factual builds Business Listing and POI data for mobile applications and online services that require a data layer of local commerce and landmarks. Unlike other data providers, one cannot “claim” or “own” a record within Factual’s data. We use machine-learning algorithms to perform the assemblage and assess the accuracy of our location data based on hundreds of millions of inputs from a variety of sources:
Our algorithms determine from all of these incoming inputs which incoming data match up to existing places, the confidence that a place truly exists, the possibility an existing place may have closed, and many other details.
There are two ways to make explicit contributions or edits to Factual’s data:
Please direct your questions directly to the Trusted Data Contributor with whom you submitted your data. We are working with our partners to ensure that your contributions to them are reflected in our dataset as soon as possible, but make no specific guarantees.
Your data may take as long as 8 weeks to appear, but we are working to see it surfaced much faster.