Factual Bumps Up Places Data

Factual, the Los Angeles-based provider of a giant online API and data storehouse of geolocation and other data, said Friday that it has released a new update to its US data, adding an additional 1.9 million places. The addition bumps up the total size of that data to 26.6 million places. Factual said that globally, it now has 66 million total places in its service. Factual's data storehouse is used by many other, web services to power geolocation and location-based services.