Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

700 - Business and Services

The Business and Services category is a top level category for Places that provide professional services to other businesses, such as printing, photocopying, graphic design, marketing, advertising and other general business services.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:

  • Banking - Businesses that specialize in the maintenance, lending, exchange, or issuance of money.
  • ATM - A computer terminal that allows bank customers to deposit, withdraw, or transfer funds without the assistance of a bank teller.
  • Money-Cash Services - Businesses that provide money related services.
  • Communication-Media - Businesses that provide communication services.
  • Commercial Services - Businesses that provide a service or product for use by other businesses.
  • Business-Industry - Businesses that employ people in and around the city in which it is located.
  • Police-Fire-Emergency - Municipal emergency services.
  • Consumer Services - An organization that provides consumer services for a variety of products for used by the public.
  • Post Office - An office or station that receives, sorts, dispatches and delivers mail to a specific area or region.
  • Tourist Information - Businesses that provide a variety of information for visiting tourists, such as event schedules, lodging/accommodations, restaurants, attractions and more.
  • Fueling Station - Businesses that sell fuel for vehicles.
  • Car Dealer-Sales - Businesses that sell new automobiles and motorcycles.
  • Car Repair-Service - Businesses that provide automotive repair services.
  • Car Rental - Businesses that rent or lease automobiles.
  • Truck-Semi Dealer-Services - Business that sell or service trucks and tractor trailers.

7000 - Banking

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7000-0107 Bank A business that specializes in the maintenance, lending, exchange, or issuance of money. Places in this category commonly include central banks, consumer banks and credit unions.

7010 - ATM

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7010-0108 ATM A computer terminal that provides the ability to deposit, withdraw, or transfer funds without the assistance of a bank teller.

7050 - Money-Cash Services

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7050-0109 Money Transferring Service A business that provides or receives electronic money transfers.
700-7050-0110 Check Cashing Service-Currency Exchange A business that provides and charges for check cashing services or foreign currency exchange.

7100 - Communication-Media

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7100-0000 Communication-Media A business that provides communication services, with the exception of telephone communications. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Communication-Media (700-7100-xxxx) categories.
700-7100-0134 Telephone Service A business that provides telephone communications services.

7200 - Commercial Services

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7200-0000 Commercial Services A business that provides a service or product for use by other businesses. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Commercial Services (700-7200-xxxx).
700-7200-0252 Advertising-Marketing, PR and Market Research A business that provides advertising, marketing, public relations, and market research services to other businesses and to the public as a whole.
700-7200-0253 Catering and Other Food Services A business that provides a single event-based food service or other food services including house-to-house bakery products, lunch wagons, and so on.
700-7200-0254 Construction A business that is engaged in the building of something, typically a large structure.
700-7200-0255 Customer Care-Service Center A business that provides customer care before, during, and after purchasing a product or service.
700-7200-0256 Engineering and Scientific Services A business that is engaged in applying physical and chemical laws and principles of engineering and science in the design, development, and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and systems.
700-7200-0257 Farming A business that provides support services for lands devoted to the practice of producing and managing fibers, fuel, and food (for example, produce, grains, fish farming or livestock).
700-7200-0258 Food Production A business that is engaged in the production of food.
700-7200-0259 Human Resources and Recruiting Services A business that provides advice and services to businesses and other organizations in the fields of human resources and recruiting.
700-7200-0260 Investigation Services A business that provides private investigation and detective services.
700-7200-0261 IT and Office Equipment Services A business that provides information technology services, as well as other office equipment. Services generally include computer service, networking, software development, training, and other related services.
700-7200-0262 Landscaping Services A business that provides landscape and garden project planning, construction and landscape management, and maintenance and gardening. Services generally include planning, design, implementation, as well as care and maintenance.
700-7200-0263 Locksmiths and Security Systems Services A business that provides a variety of services designed to prevent and detect intrusion or unauthorized access to a building or area. Services generally include lock production, installation, repair, key replacement, or security system design, implementation and monitoring.
700-7200-0264 Management and Consulting Services A business that is engaged in providing management or consulting services to other businesses.
700-7200-0265 Manufacturing A business that is engaged in making something into a finished product using raw materials, especially on a large industrial scale.
700-7200-0266 Mining A business that is engaged in the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth. Also included are mining support services.
700-7200-0267 Modeling Agencies A business that provides representation for fashion models, to work in the fashion industry.
700-7200-0268 Motorcycle Service and Maintenance A business that provides a service for the maintenance and repair of motorcycles.
700-7200-0269 Organizations and Societies A business that is engaged in promoting business, and non-business, organizations and the interests of their members.
700-7200-0270 Entertainment and Recreation A business that provides services to produce or organize live performances and shows in the performing arts, spectator sports, or related industries (for example, actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups, artists, athletes, and freelance entertainers).
700-7200-0271 Finance and Insurance A business that provides trust, fiduciary, and custody services to others, public finance and establishments acting as agents (for example, brokers) in selling annuities and insurance policies.
700-7200-0272 Healthcare and Healthcare Support Services A business that provides healthcare and healthcare support services not covered by other Hospital or Health Care Facility categories (for example, dietician, speech therapist).
700-7200-0274 Rental and Leasing A business that provides rental and leasing services not covered by other categories (for example, boat rentals, medical equipment rental, and so on).
700-7200-0275 Repair and Maintenance Services A business that provides repair and maintenance of commercial and industrial machinery/equipment in addition to goods not covered by other categories. This excludes businesses that provide repair services for commercial goods.
700-7200-0276 Printing and Publishing A business that provides the printing and publishing of products, such as books, journals, or software.
700-7200-0277 Specialty Trade Contractors A business or person limited and specialized to a specific segment or trade for new contacts, additions, alterations, maintenance, or repairs.
700-7200-0278 Towing Service A business that provides towing light or heavy motor vehicles, including boats, both local and long distance. These establishments may provide incidental services, such as storage and emergency road repair services.
700-7200-0279 Translation and Interpretation Services A business that translates written material and speech from one language to another, and could also provide sign language services.
700-7200-0324 Apartment Rental-Flat Rental A business that specializes in the marketing, brokering, and media outlets for the rental of apartments and flats by the public.
700-7200-0328 B2B Sales and Services A business that sells products and services to other businesses. These types of Places generally include manufacturers and wholesalers.
700-7200-0329 B2B Restaurant Services A business that specializes in sales and services to restaurants and the restaurant industry, such as wholesale kitchen appliance stores and restaurant food suppliers.
700-7200-0330 Aviation A business that repairs, maintains or sells airplanes, and related parts and accessories.
700-7200-0342 Interior and Exterior Design A business that provides interior and exterior decoration services.
700-7200-0344 Property Management A business that operates and manages real property.
700-7200-0345 Financial Investment Firm A business that invests capital for the purposes of appreciation, dividends or interest earnings.

7250 - Business-Industry

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7250-0136 Business Facility A business establishment that employs people in and around the city in which it is located.

7300 - Police-Fire-Emergency

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7300-0111 Police Station The office or headquarters of a local police force.
700-7300-0112 Police Services-Security An organization that provides security services, such event security, campus security, mall security or campus police.
700-7300-0113 Fire Department A local or municipal authority in charge of preventing and fighting fires. Staff may include full-time employees or volunteers.
700-7300-0280 Ambulance Services A licensed service provider of ground or air transportation for injured or sick people. Organizations that provide these services use specially designed and equipped vehicles and equipment, as well as trained personnel who are licensed or certified as required by law.

7400 - Consumer Services

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7400-0000 Consumer Services An organization that provides consumer services for a variety of products used by the public. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Consumer Services (700-7400-xxxx).
700-7400-0133 Travel Agent-Ticketing A business that sells travel arrangements and itineraries for travelers. Services may include air accommodations and ground transportation. This category includes travel advisors, travel insurance brokers, travel agents, and more.
700-7400-0137 Dry Cleaning and Laundry A business that provides professional dry cleaning or laundry services.
700-7400-0138 Attorney A business that provides legal representation or counsel with respect to legal matters.
700-7400-0140 Boating A business that sells boating and water sport equipment. Some establishments may also provide other services including repair, maintenance or rental.
700-7400-0141 Business Service A retail or business establishment that provides professional services to other businesses, such as printing, photocopying, graphic design and advertising.
700-7400-0142 Funeral Director A business that provides burial or cremation services, and also assists in funeral rites. Funeral directors might also be known as morticians or undertakers.
700-7400-0143 Mover A business that provides services for transporting household or office goods from one location to another.
700-7400-0144 Photography A business that provides professional photography services, the development of photos, or photographic supplies.
700-7400-0145 Real Estate Services A business or person licensed to buy, sell, or broker real estate loans or services, and act as an intermediary on behalf of other individuals or businesses during property transactions (e.g., real estate agent, broker, realtor, buyer's agent, etc.).
700-7400-0146 Repair Service A business that provides repair service for various types of consumer goods. Most repair service businesses specialize in specific types of repair, such as electronics or shoes. This category excludes auto service.
700-7400-0147 Social Service A business that provides services to assist disadvantaged people and advance human welfare. Social services includes both private and government funded institutions.
700-7400-0148 Storage A business that provides long-term or short-term storage services.
700-7400-0149 Tailor and Alteration A business that makes, mends, or alters garments.
700-7400-0150 Tax Service A business that provides tax preparation and filing services.
700-7400-0151 Utilities A business that provides public utilities, such as water, electric or other service. Places may be privately or government funded.
700-7400-0152 Waste and Sanitary A business that provides the transfer, disposal, holding, cleaning, or treatment of solid waste material. Places may be privately or government funded.
700-7400-0281 Bicycle Service and Maintenance A business that provides bicycle repair and maintenance services.
700-7400-0282 Bill Payment Service A business that provides bill payment services.
700-7400-0283 Body Piercing and Tattoos A business that provides body piercing or tattoo services.
700-7400-0284 Wedding Services and Bridal Studio A business that sells or rents bridal gowns or provides bridal services. Some businesses may sell wedding products or other related services.
700-7400-0285 Internet Cafe A business that provides public access to the Internet. Access fees may apply. Some businesses may provide computers, or food and beverage service.
700-7400-0286 Kindergarten and Childcare A business that provides day care of infants or children. Some businesses may offer educational programs. Other childcare businesses may include nanny, au pair, and other baby sitting services.
700-7400-0287 Maid Services A business that provides cleaning services, including live-in domestic help and periodic maid service.
700-7400-0288 Marriage and Match Making Services A business that provides dating or relationship services for individuals seeking romantic partnerships or friendships.
700-7400-0289 Public Administration A business that provides public administration services not covered by other specialized categories, such as Police Service and Fire Department.
700-7400-0292 Wellness Center and Services A business that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation. Typical services might include personal care treatments such as acupuncture, massages, or Chinese medicine.
700-7400-0293 Pet Care A business that provides specialized pet care services, such as boarding, grooming, sitting, walking, and training. This category excludes veterinary services.
700-7400-0327 Legal Services A business that provides specialized legal services, such as notary public, divorce assistance, mediation services, and paralegal services.
700-7400-0343 Tanning Salon A business that provides cosmetic tanning services.
700-7400-0352 Recycling Center A business that accepts, treats and processes waste material for reuse.
700-7400-0365 Electrical A repair service where a consumer can take electrical items for repair.
700-7400-0366 Plumbing A repair service where a consumer can take plumbing items in for repair, or book an appointment with a plumber to visit the premises.

7450 - Post Office

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7450-0114 Post Office An office or station that receives, sorts, dispatches and delivers mail to a specific area or region. This includes local branch or national offices. Some locations may also sell postage and provide other delivery-related services.

7460 - Tourist Information

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7460-0115 Tourist Information A business that provides a variety of information for visiting tourists, such as event schedules, lodging/accommodations, restaurants, attractions and more. Tourist information may also include chambers-of-commerce, as well as convention and visitor bureaus.

7600 - Fueling Station

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7600-0000 Fueling Station A business that sells fuel for vehicles. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Fueling Station (700-7600-xxxx).
700-7600-0116 Petrol-Gasoline Station A business that sells fuel, oil, and other motoring supplies.
700-7600-0322 EV Charging Station A charging station that provides recharging services for electric vehicles. Fees may apply.

7800 - Car Dealer-Sales

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7800-0118

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Automobile Dealership-New Cars A business that sells new automobiles.
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700-7800-0119 Automobile Dealership-Used Cars A business that sells previously-owned automobiles.
700-7800-0120

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Motorcycle Dealership A business that sells motorcycles.
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Note: This category is a HERE owned category.

7850 - Car Repair-Service

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7850-0000 Car Repair-Service A business that provides automotive repair services. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Car Repair-Service (700-7850-xxxx).
700-7850-0121 Car Wash-Detailing A business that provides automobile cleaning services. Some businesses may provide exterior detailing, interior detailing, or both.
700-7850-0122 Car Repair A business that provides automotive repair services, usually as part of a major chain.
700-7850-0123 Auto Parts A business that sells parts and accessories for automobiles. Auto dealerships that sell auto parts as a sub-service are not applicable.
700-7850-0124 Emission Testing A business that provides emission testing services.
700-7850-0125 Tire Repair A business that sells automobile tires and related services.
700-7850-0126 Truck Repair A business that provides repair services for trucks and tractor trailers. Usually as part of a major chain.
700-7850-0127 Van Repair A business that provides repair services for vans. Usually as part of a major chain.
700-7850-0128 Road Assistance A business that provides roadside assistance to motorists that have suffered mechanical failure. Some businesses also service bicyclists.
700-7850-0129 Automobile Club A business that provides emergency road services, travel-related services, and other membership services, such as travel insurance, lodging, car repair, and car rental.

7851 - Car Rental

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7851-0117 Rental Car Agency A business that rents or leases automobiles.

7900 - Truck-Semi Dealer-Services

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
700-7900-0000 Truck-Semi Dealer-Services A business that sells or services trucks and tractor trailers. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Truck-Semi Dealers-Service (700-7900-xxxx).
Note: This category is a HERE protected category.
700-7900-0130

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Truck Dealership A trucking dealership that sells new heavy trucks/lorries.
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Note: This category is a HERE owned category.
700-7900-0131 Truck Parking A designated area for parking heavy trucks/lorries. Some areas may also provide other services, such as restaurants, restrooms, or warehouse stores. The Place record should reflect the name of the associated facility.
700-7900-0132 Truck Stop-Plaza A business that provides fuel for heavy trucks. Some areas may also provide other services, such as restaurants, service facilities, sleeping and shower facilities.
700-7900-0323 Truck Wash A business that provides cleaning services for trucks, semis and tractor trailers. Some businesses may offer external detailing, internal detailing or both.