Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Do you know if there are a requirements or restriction on Facebook Place API? Is it possible to download the data? Is it open-source?

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The Facebook Platform Policies state:

  • You will only request the data you need to operate your application.
  • You may cache data you receive through use of the Facebook API in order to improve your application’s user experience, but you should try to keep the data up to date. This permission does not give you any rights to such data.

I see no evidence that any other aspect of the Places API changes this information; this data is not openly licensed or reusable, and it can not be downloaded in bulk in any way.

share|improve this answer
(but you should try to keep the data up to date) ok so it's possible to download the data if i update the data ! – user3120 May 26 '11 at 20:03
The same requirement for Foursquare: Update your database !! – user3120 May 26 '11 at 20:25

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.