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SafeGraph Data for Academics

We're democratizing access to data through our academic program. How is SafeGraph data powering research? Read some samples of the hundreds of papers that use our data.

SafeGraph’s datasets include over 8 million consumer points-of-Interest (POI) in the US & Canada, which includes business listing information (like phone number, business category, open hours) and POI location info (lat/long, physical address, and building footprint).

Using an anonymized mobile GPS location data panel, we combined this with our POI data to create foot-traffic insights (visitor counts, dwell times, distances travelled, and visitor neighborhood origins) to these POI.

By signing-up for SafeGraph’s Data for Academics program, you’ll receive:

  • No-cost access to SafeGraph data for your non-commercial work.
  • Access to the SafeGraph Community to find support and community with other geospatial data enthusiasts.

If you're not an academic, but interested in accessing the SafeGraph Community you can do so here.

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Join our 13,000-member community of researchers, data scientists & industry experts! Get access to SafeGraph location and foot traffic data that has been cited in over 1,000 published research papers.

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Testimonials

We pored through spreadsheets to isolate categories and look for issues in the data. And SafeGraph was the clear winner. There was just so much weird, junky stuff in the other datasets, it just didn't pass basic data quality. So kudos to SafeGraph for a solid product.

Nic Babb

Nic Babb

VP, Product

We evaluated several sources of places data for the United States and found the SafeGraph data to be the best overall fit for Esri's requirements, given its relative currency, completeness, and accuracy.

Deane Kensok

Deane Kensok

ArcGIS Content CTO

SafeGraph’s precision-based places data was crucial in allowing us to scale our operations and harness a data-driven approach to expansion.

Eric Kung

Eric Kung

Head of Research & Data Insights

Our model hit a performance ceiling, but adding SafeGraph Patterns data helped us break a key threshold which helped us close a major deal.

Felipe Penha

Felipe Penha

Analytics Manager for CPG Vertical

Our work-from-home variable, fueled by SafeGraph data, became the dominant predictor of a new baseline and, even more, was stronger than any other economic variables we had previously used.

Mark Garratt

Mark Garratt

Partner and Co-Founder

SafeGraph data gave IdealSpot an extensive and reliable perspective on local market conditions across America and enabled IdealSpot to model business performance in ways that were impossible before.

Josh Winters

Josh Winters

Chief Technology Officer

Using SafeGraph’s POI and business listing data helped Dosh onboard new retailers faster onto our platform which decreased time-to-revenue, speeding up our whole business.

James Fenelon

James Fenelon

Director of Product Management

"We’re going a step further by measuring the tension between economic recovery and disease transmission. Other data companies only measure economic recovery. There’s a difference between how much people are buying online and how much they’re out in public."

Tommy Bohrmann

Tommy Bohrmann

Chief Scientific Officer

We consider SafeGraph data the ‘source of truth’ for all retail site operations. If non-client data sources don’t match to SafeGraph data, we consider it bad information.

Preston Reed

Preston Reed

Founder and CIO at Footmarks

From the beginning of our data sourcing process, SafeGraph provided the most comprehensive and actionable POI dataset. Their coverage of the top 1,000 restaurants is unmatched and invaluable.

Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson

Senior Manager of Market, Customer, and Competitive Intelligence at Sysco

The community has a huge amount of information and assistance available for working with geolocation data. It's been very cool to see all the research and findings coming in, whether they're about COVID or anything else.

Nick Huntington-Klein

Nick Huntington-Klein

Assistant Professor of Economics, Seattle University

The community is a great place to develop research ideas and discuss and get feedback on findings.

Jialan Wang

Jialan Wang

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinios

The ability to get feedback, find quick answers to questions, and to collaborate with like-minded people is extremely valuable.

Dana Turjeman

Dana Turjeman

PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

SafeGraph data is at the core of our data pipeline and plays an integral role in completing the customer journey from exposure to in-store visit, transforming OOH into a performance-based media.

Nicholas Wooten

Nicholas Wooten

SVP of Marketing & Innovation

SafeGraphPlaces helps us more accurately create location-based audiences -- the result of this is more efficient ad spend for our clients.

Yoram Greener

Yoram Greener

Executive Director, JubaPlus (Media Storm's Data Science Group)

Forecasting models quickly became irrelevant when COVID-19 hit. We turned to SafeGraph Patterns foot traffic data to radically improve downstream visibility and build greater trust with customers.

Shawn Carver

Shawn Carver

CEO, Fiddlehead

We pored through spreadsheets to isolate categories and look for issues in the data. And SafeGraph was the clear winner. There was just so much weird, junky stuff in the other datasets, it just didn't pass basic data quality. So kudos to SafeGraph for a solid product.

Nic Babb

Nic Babb

VP, Product

We evaluated several sources of places data for the United States and found the SafeGraph data to be the best overall fit for Esri's requirements, given its relative currency, completeness, and accuracy.

Deane Kensok

Deane Kensok

ArcGIS Content CTO

SafeGraph’s precision-based places data was crucial in allowing us to scale our operations and harness a data-driven approach to expansion.

Eric Kung

Eric Kung

Head of Research & Data Insights

Our model hit a performance ceiling, but adding SafeGraph Patterns data helped us break a key threshold which helped us close a major deal.

Felipe Penha

Felipe Penha

Analytics Manager for CPG Vertical

Our work-from-home variable, fueled by SafeGraph data, became the dominant predictor of a new baseline and, even more, was stronger than any other economic variables we had previously used.

Mark Garratt

Mark Garratt

Partner and Co-Founder

SafeGraph data gave IdealSpot an extensive and reliable perspective on local market conditions across America and enabled IdealSpot to model business performance in ways that were impossible before.

Josh Winters

Josh Winters

Chief Technology Officer

Using SafeGraph’s POI and business listing data helped Dosh onboard new retailers faster onto our platform which decreased time-to-revenue, speeding up our whole business.

James Fenelon

James Fenelon

Director of Product Management

"We’re going a step further by measuring the tension between economic recovery and disease transmission. Other data companies only measure economic recovery. There’s a difference between how much people are buying online and how much they’re out in public."

Tommy Bohrmann

Tommy Bohrmann

Chief Scientific Officer

We consider SafeGraph data the ‘source of truth’ for all retail site operations. If non-client data sources don’t match to SafeGraph data, we consider it bad information.

Preston Reed

Preston Reed

Founder and CIO at Footmarks

From the beginning of our data sourcing process, SafeGraph provided the most comprehensive and actionable POI dataset. Their coverage of the top 1,000 restaurants is unmatched and invaluable.

Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson

Senior Manager of Market, Customer, and Competitive Intelligence at Sysco

The community has a huge amount of information and assistance available for working with geolocation data. It's been very cool to see all the research and findings coming in, whether they're about COVID or anything else.

Nick Huntington-Klein

Nick Huntington-Klein

Assistant Professor of Economics, Seattle University

The community is a great place to develop research ideas and discuss and get feedback on findings.

Jialan Wang

Jialan Wang

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinios

The ability to get feedback, find quick answers to questions, and to collaborate with like-minded people is extremely valuable.

Dana Turjeman

Dana Turjeman

PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

SafeGraph data is at the core of our data pipeline and plays an integral role in completing the customer journey from exposure to in-store visit, transforming OOH into a performance-based media.

Nicholas Wooten

Nicholas Wooten

SVP of Marketing & Innovation

SafeGraphPlaces helps us more accurately create location-based audiences -- the result of this is more efficient ad spend for our clients.

Yoram Greener

Yoram Greener

Executive Director, JubaPlus (Media Storm's Data Science Group)

Forecasting models quickly became irrelevant when COVID-19 hit. We turned to SafeGraph Patterns foot traffic data to radically improve downstream visibility and build greater trust with customers.

Shawn Carver

Shawn Carver

CEO, Fiddlehead