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Places are point representations of real-world facilities, services, or amenities.

Key Schema Design Choices

Extensible Attributes

In this initial release, common basic attributes have been added like phone, mail, website, brand, etc. Attributes currently not covered in the official schema release are allowed to exist with a prefix or "ext" in their name. Attributes which are more specific for one or more types of Places are planned to be added later. For example, we foresee the addition of a confidence attribute describing the level of confidence in the existence of a place.

Controlled Categories

An initial hierarchical categorization (taxonomy) has been created, allowing transformation of different hierarchical and non-hierarchical categorization systems to the Overture categorization. This first intention of the taxonomy is to be complete. The groups within the taxonomy will be fine-tuned as we progress.

View the Schema for a Place Feature