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SafeGraph Data for Academics

Through the Data for Academics program SafeGraph is forwarding our mission to democratize access to data. How is SafeGraph data powering academic research? Find the work done leveraging our data.

SafeGraph’s datasets include over 7 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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Testimonials

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 help 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)

Since forecasting models are based on historical trends and data, they quickly became irrelevant when COVID-19 hit. We turned to SafeGraph Patterns foot traffic data to feed our models with an alternative data source representing demand signals that could radically improve downstream visibility and build greater trust with customers around our forecasting models.

Shawn Carver

Shawn Carver

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

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 help 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)

Since forecasting models are based on historical trends and data, they quickly became irrelevant when COVID-19 hit. We turned to SafeGraph Patterns foot traffic data to feed our models with an alternative data source representing demand signals that could radically improve downstream visibility and build greater trust with customers around our forecasting models.

Shawn Carver

Shawn Carver

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