May-2023 Release Notes (05/01/23)
Welcome to the May 2023 Release Notes! 🌺🌷🌸🌹🌼
This month, we've got POI springing up everywhere!
2023-04-26/1682496009 shipped on 2023-05-01)
- +1.3M new POIs across the globe
- Including big leaps in APAC and LatAm
- +96 new brands across 60 countries
- Transit POIs with improved geocodes and categories
- 409k existing POIs now have filled open hours
SafeGraph is delivering more POI each month in countries around the world. This month SG Places has a grand total of 43,176,201, including POI with or without geometry, closed POI and parking lots. This is a net increase of 1,358,386 places from last month, including:
Growth in Asia Pacific (APAC)
- +602,074 in JP 🇯🇵
- +193,967 in AU 🇦🇺
- +29,759 in TW 🇹🇼
- +22,276 in CN 🇨🇳
- +17,119 in MY 🇲🇾
Growth in Latin America (LatAm):
- +301,453 in BR 🇧🇷
- +83,655 in MX 🇲🇽
- +18,022 in AR 🇦🇷
- +11,428 in CL 🇨🇱
Of course, you can always visit our Places Summary Stats to find more details on our continued growth.
We've populated what had been blank
open_hours fields for a large number of existing POIs:
- Globally, 409k existing POIs with blank values now have
- 110k of those POI are in the US 🇺🇸
- Transit: This month we improved our point-only transit POIs in a couple of different ways:
- Improved geocodes for all US transit stops 🎯
- More granular categories for all international transit stops. Where we previously only had assigned a 4 digit NAICS code, we now have 6 digit NAICS codes providing more specificity into the type of stop
We've added a grand total of 96 brands across 60 countries. Some of the highlights:
- Carrefour DRIVE (SG_BRAND_e1e0909f070be723) with 1,834 POI 🚙
- UPS Customer Center (SG_BRAND_ad9739ce7cd4b8c6) with 1,673 POI 📦
- Banka MPS (SG_BRAND_a41bf96ca16f1672) with 1,133 POI
Are we missing a brand or country? Please let us know here!
Brand Openings and Closings
- We rely on POI metadata to track store openings and closings, and we are especially interested in understanding open/close dates for branded POIs. It can take more than a month to infer open/close dates, so we report brand open/close metrics on a one month delay.
- In this release, we flagged 1,969 brands with at least one store closure in March 2023 and 2,138 brands with at least one store opening in March 2023:
Learn more about our open/close columns here
The POI we've added this month span a wide range of categories, including the following additions:
- POI with geometry:
- Building Materials and Supplies Dealers (4441) with +108,165 POI 🛠️
- Home and Garden Equipment Repair and Maintenance (811411) with +80,256 POI 🪴
- Full-Service Restaurants (722511) with +57,255 POI 🍽️
- The POI for the brand Western Union (
SG_BRAND_9ee39f394d21a7f4848ab78a78da00c3) were migrated to be a point-only POI as there are no standalone Western Union locations. They are all desks or services offered at other POI. This affected roughly 449k POI.
- We are ingesting many sources and due to source changes and processing changes, Placekeys do drop over time. In this release, we dropped 997,643 Placekeys (478,659 branded and 518,984 non-branded).