Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Factual Extends Restaurant Data Overseas
Los Angeles-based Factual, which maintains a giant data store of location data, businesses, and other information, is extending its data coverage overseas. The company said Tuesday that it is adding more data to its restaurant information in France, Germany, and Australia, to include everything from kid friendliness, cuisine types, to parking. That data has previously only been available in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company says it now has information on over 300,000 restaurants in France, 170,000 in Germany, and 100,000 in Australia. Factual makes its data available to third party developers, who use that geolocation and other information to power things like mobile apps and online services.