Placekey is a free, universal standard identifier for any physical place, so that the data pertaining to those places can be shared across organizations easily.
Placekey goes beyond just an identifier. It’s built with developers in mind who want geospatial data that is easily joined and combined…because real answers come from combining data from many different sources.
The “What” and “Where” of any physical place
When both parts of a Plackey come together, the final result reads as What@Where. This is a unique way of shedding light on both the descriptive element of a place as well as its geospatial position in the physical world via a single identifier.
The Where Part, is made up of three unique character sequences, built upon Uber’s open source H3 grid system. This information in the Where Part is based on the centroid of that place. In other words, we take the latitude and longitude of a specific place and then use a conversion function to determine a hexagon in the physical world, representing about 15,000 sq. meters, containing the centroid of that place. The Where Part of the Placekey is, therefore, the full encoding of that hexagon.
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Cherre provides investors, insurers, real estate advisors, and other large enterprises with a platform to collect, resolve, and augment real estate data from hundreds of thousands of public, private, and internal sources.Visit
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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results.Visit
Regrid (makers of landgrid.com) is dedicated to putting America online parcel by parcel, and works with governments, developers, neighborhood groups, and passionate individuals to gather and present property information in clear, actionable waysVisit
SafeGraph curates the most accurate and precise database of global points of interest each month to power applications, platforms, and services with a location component. As a source of truth for the physical world, SafeGraph data provides an up-to-date record of where places are located and detailed attribution about each of those places, such as when it opened or closed, what type of place it is, what other places it is affiliated with, and how people interact with that location.Visit
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