Complete Foursquare Data Access

Complete Access To Anonymized Check-Ins

Do you want to understand the intersection of social data and the physical world? The full firehose of anonymized check-ins from Foursquare is your answer. From understanding what makes a city tick to forecasting retail sales based on check-in volume, the potential applications for Foursquare data are endless. As the exclusive provider of the Foursquare firehose, Gnip ensures that you get every check-in you need.


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Extracted from the Check-In Firehose, your Foursquare PowerTrack stream will deliver full coverage of the check-ins you want based on the filtering criteria you provide.


The full firehose of Foursquare check-ins gives you complete access to the realtime stream of anonymized check-in data.


Enterprise-Grade Filters

Want to avoid the complexity of having to sort through the entire contents of a full firehose of data? With PowerTrack you can apply a wide range of operators to easily filter for the exact data you want.


Format Normalization

Want to use just one parser to consume all of your data? Activity Streams format from Gnip enables you to consume all of your data in a single standardized format across all of our data sources.


URL Expansion

Gnip expands short URLs (such as links from,, and many others) and provides the extended URLs as added metadata to your streams.


Dedicated Support Team

We offer technical onboarding, technical documentation, code snippets and libraries on GitHub, and rapid support response during business hours with 24/7 emergency response to ensure your success.


Rules API

You can update, manage and organize all of your rules through our dedicated Rules API. They'll update on-the-fly and you never have to worry about disconnecting from your realtime steam to update and compile your rules.



Backfill automatically protects you from data loss caused by brief disconnects from your realtime connection. We track the activities we're sending you in realtime and if you reconnect within 5 minutes, your stream picks up right where it left off.



With Replay, you can quickly recover any data you missed due to a longer disconnect from your realtime stream. Use your Replay stream to recover up to the last 5 days of data for your entire realtime set of rules.


Redundant Stream

A redundant stream can mitigate the effects of a disconnect by providing a second live connection to your stream. The redundant stream can help bridge periods of disconnection and prevent potentially missed data.


Customized Solutions, Predictable Pricing

Gnip offers customized solutions with predictable pricing to meet the needs of your business. There are three easy steps to getting started.

  1. Discuss what you are looking to do with Foursquare data
  2. Get you into a trial so you can test our solution and determine data volumes
  3. Put together the best package for your needs


Payload Elements

Payload Elements

  • id
  • postedTime
  • verb
  • provider
  • foursquareCheckinUtcOffset

Venue Details

  • object.displayName
  • object.objectType
  • object.geo.coordinates
  • object.geo.address.locality
  • object.geo.address.region
  • object.geo.address.postalCode
  • object.foursquareCategories



Industries Using Foursquare

Social Media Monitoring

Social media monitoring should include Foursquare data, check-in data related to a company's own stores as well as their competition can offer unique insights not available through other sources.

Business Intelligence

Do store visits affect sales? The obvious answer is yes but with Foursquare data in your business intelligence solution you'll be able to quantify that answer and use it for business decisions.


If your world is mapping the world and it's related data then Foursquare data is the perfect addition to your product. With Foursquare data you can visualize, analyze, and understand patterns and trends.

Sources Similar to Foursquare

A lot of value of Foursquare data is driven by the geodata. Twitter also provides geodata on the Tweets that are tagged. We've also created a Profile Geo enrichment to get even more geodata out of Twitter.

Many pictures are geotagged with location data of where the photograph was taken. While many social networks strip this data out, Flickr preserves the original metadata and is a great source for geodata.

Many pictures are geotagged with location data of where the photograph was taken. Panoramio is a photo storing and sharing platform dedicated to photographs that have geolocation data tagged to the picture.

Success Stories

Gnip is the world's premier provider of social data.


Social data is a new and incredibly exciting dataset that our customers are beginning to leverage within IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and other IBM products.