Places/Points of Interest

Esri offers business locations data for Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and the United States.

Esri also offers Places and Points of Interest data sourced from Foursquare for all countries and regions; this data is available only through ArcGIS Business Analyst and Esri basemaps. Visit Places and Points of Interest for more information.

United States business locations data is sourced from Data Axle and places data is sourced from SafeGraph.

Data Axle Business Locations data

Esri Business Locations data is extracted from a comprehensive list of businesses licensed from Data Axle. The business list contains data for more than 13 million U.S. businesses, including name and location, franchise code, industrial classification code, number of employees, and sales.

The Business Locations database business classifications include the following:

  • Location SIC and NAICS industry classifications
  • Annual sales
  • Employees


April 2022.

Available geographies

U.S. Business Locations is a point-level dataset.

Update frequency

Business Locations are updated as follows:

  • Quarterly (ArcGIS Business Analyst and ArcGIS Community Analyst web apps)
  • Annually (ArcGIS Business Analyst Desktop)


Esri uses the following methodology for business data:

Sample reports

The following sample business report is available: Business Locator (PDF).

For more information about reports and the products that contain them, visit ArcGIS Apps.

For information about the number of credits needed to run reports, see Credits by capability.

Variable lists

The following lists are available:

Data availability

Data Axle Business Locations data is available in various products including the following:

For information about purchasing Esri Demographics data as stand-alone datasets, contact

SafeGraph Places data

The places data from SafeGraph contains information about five million U.S. places, including name, location, industrial classification code, and brand. These places are defined as locations where consumers can spend money, time, or both and include restaurants, grocery stores, malls, parks, hospitals, museums, and more.


April 2022.

Update frequency

Places data is updated quarterly (ArcGIS Business Analyst and ArcGIS Community Analyst web apps).

Data availability

SafeGraph Places data is available in the following products: