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I'm looking for freely available touristic (hotel, restaurants, bars, attractions, etc.) poi-data that have some measure of popularity.

With popularity I mean, explicit popularity like on Tripadvisor (i.e: #10 out of 1500 attractions in Paris), but no api/ dump is available for TA. Or otherwise more soft-measures like the nr of checkins (Foursquare for example)

Anyone knows of any data-set (dump or api) which makes this type of info available? First use would be to display markers on a map, where only the most popular are shown. (as showing all 5000 available bars in say Paris is not very practical)

See list below of some sources I'm checking out

  • Factual Global PLaces (dataset from former SimpleGeo): likely no popularity, not tried.
  • openstreetmap (not tried yet, perhaps my next check)
  • foursquare (has an api with implicit popularity (nr of checkins)) but hard/impossible to query the api to get complete coverage (besides it's against their ToS
  • Facebook Graph api looking for places (not tried)
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closed as too broad by PolyGeo Jun 11 at 8:41

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Have a look on this thread… – iRfAn Nov 29 '12 at 11:28
Did you solve the problem. If yes, how ? – Shreyas Chavan Jun 24 '15 at 18:18
I think this is a question that would be better researched/asked at the Open Data Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Jun 11 at 8:42