The SafeGraph Data Catalog will be shutting down on January 31, 2022

Eighteen months ago, we introduced the SafeGraph Data Catalog as part of our mission to democratize access to data. Along the way, we’ve seen thousands of researchers use the Data Catalog to fuel their research.

While the Data Catalog initially met the needs of our users, we’ve received feedback that the platform is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate. Therefore, we’ve decided to shut down the SafeGraph Data Catalog on January 31, 2022. Although we’re sad to officially turn off the Data Catalog, we’re excited to migrate users to the Places API.

What is the Places API?
The Places API is for anyone looking to programmatically obtain data on physical places. As a GraphQL API, it allows the user to specify exactly what information is desired and the structure of the expected response. Call the API a single time to get data for a specific project or continually reference it programmatically to keep reference data fresh and up to date. If you’d prefer to browse through data on a webpage, feel free to visit the SafeGraph Shop.

Will data still be free for academics through the Places API?
While the platform might be changing, we want to emphasize that academic access to our high-quality datasets will not be. Academic researchers will continue to receive no-cost access to 10M+ consumer Points of Interest (POI) and foot-traffic insights to 4.6M+ POIs across US, UK, Canada for any non-commercial research.

How do I migrate to the Places API?
:one: Create an API key: SafeGraph - Your Destination For Places Data

:two: Run a request:

curl --location --request POST '' \
--header 'apikey: {api_key}'\
--header 'content-type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{"query":"query {lookup(placekey: \"[email protected]\") { placekey  safegraph_core {location_name}}}"}'

:three: Create your own query: GraphiQL Explorer

If you want more information about the Places API, please check out other guides and resources: