Introduction to places
Places, also known as points of interest (POIs), are businesses and geographic locations that you can discover around the world. To find places you use the places service. The service allows you to search for places near a location or within a bounding box. To find specific types of places you can use over 1000 place categories and your own text to refine the search results. Places also contain valuable details, also known as attributes, such as name, category, street address, marketing district, contact information, website, social links, hours of operation, price ratings, and user ratings. With the places service you can build powerful applications to help people discover, locate, and learn more about the places around them.
Learn how to use the places service and build applications in the topics below.
How to perform a place search
Learn the steps required to use the places service.
Find places within a distance from a location.
Bounding box search
Find places within an extent.
Get place details
Get attributes for places such as address, description, user ratings, opening hours, and social links.
Find place categories
Find categories and categories details used to classify types of places.
Find nearby places and details
Find points of interest near a location and get detailed information about them
Find places in a bounding box
Perform a text-based search to find places within a bounding box.
Places service (Beta)
Find and get details about businesses, places, and other POI.
- 1. Access via ArcGIS REST JS.