Feature Catalog

We use the Iggy Feature Catalog to categorize places in the poi data source. This ontology consists of three levels – category, segment, and feature – with descriptions and examples

American Community Survey

The U.S. Census ACS data includes information about demographics, household composition, employment, commute patterns, and housing. Iggy currently relies on ACS data collected over the 5-year period 2015-2020. The primary advantage of using multi-year estimates is the increased statistical reliability for less populated areas and small population subgroups. Only census-designated boundaries (county, census_tract, and cbg) incorporate features from acs, as these are the levels at which ACS data is reported and provided.

Brand names

Well-known grocers, clothing, and other retail brands.



Banks and other financial institutions

Examples: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase Bank


Drinking establishments where alcoholic beverages are served

Examples: Missfits Tavern, Barcelona Bar, The American Legion Post 30

Childcare Locations

Child day care services

Examples: KinderCare, Lakeview Headstart, Trinity Lutheran Church And Preschool

Coffee Shops

Coffee shops

Examples: Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Peets Coffee

Convenience Stores

Convenience stores.

Examples: Wawa, ampm, 7-Eleven

Corporate and Regional Headquarters

Corporate headquarter office

Examples: Google, Apple, Microsoft

Cosmetic and Personal Care Retail

Barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, diet centers, and other personal care retail services

Examples: Nails by Betty, Family Salon, Mat Su Tattoo & Body Piercing

Mortuary Services

Services pertaining to death care including cemeteries, crematoriums, funeral homes, and funeral services

Examples: Park Cemetery, Baird Funeral Home, Old Chapel Burial Ground

Dry Cleaning and Laundry Locations

Dry cleaning and laundry services

Examples: Big Springs Laundry, Champs Cleaners, Sam's Custom Cleaners

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric vehicle charging stations

Examples: Volta Charging, Nissan Charging Station, Tesla Supercharger

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast food restaurants

Examples: McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell

Full Service Restaurants

Restaurants that are full-service, not limited-service or no-service.

Examples: Olive Garden, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Mellow Mushroom

Gambling Locations

Casinos and other gambling locations

Examples: Debbie's Slots Lounge, Texas Poker Supply, Papa Ray's Sports Bar, Legendary Waters Resort *& Casino

Games and Amusement Recreation

Locations for amusement and recreation, including arcades, amusement parks, equestrian, and bowling alleys

Examples: West End Bowling & Arcade, ESCAPE Alaska, Silver Wind Stables

Gas Stations

Gas stations and other petroleum products wholesalers

Examples: Amoco, Red Bank Municipal Court Charting Station, Speedy Cafe

Golf Courses and Country Clubs

Locations for golf courses and country clubs

Examples: Belvedere Golf Club, Indian Hills Country Club, Creekside Mini Golf

All Grocery Stores

Grocery stores and supermarkets

Examples: Pathmark, Country Grocery Store, Nick's Supermarket

Grocery Stores New

Grocery stores that were opened in the last 12 months

Examples: Trader Joes, Safeway, Albertsons

Gyms and Fitness Centers

Gyms and fitness centers

Examples: Orangetheory Fitness, Jazzercise, Yoga Nest Venice

Independent Restaurants

Restaurants not associated with a brand.

Examples: Misi, Kru, Casa Publica

Mainstream Fast Casual Restaurants

Fast casual restaurants that are at a mainstream price point.

Examples: Jersey Mike's Subs, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shake Shack

Mainstream Fast Casual Restaurants New

Fast casual restaurants that are at a mainstream price point and were opened in the last 12 months

Examples: Jersey Mike's Subs, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shake Shack

Mainstream Grocery Stores

Grocery stores that are not premium or value segment

Examples: Trader Joes, Safeway, Albertsons

Mainstream Grocery Stores New

Grocery stores that are not premium or value segment, that were opened in the last 12 months

Examples: Trader Joes, Safeway, Albertsons

Marinas and Yacht Clubs

Marinas and yacht clubs

Examples: Sugartree Marina, Vermilion Yacht Club, Johnny's Marina & RV Park

Martial Arts and Other Sports Instruction

Businesses that provide sports instruction including martial arts

Examples: Excel Taekwondo Academy, React Elite Cheer and Tumble, Goldfish Swim School

Nail Salons

Nail salons



Examples: Walmart Pharmacy, Kwik Trip, CVS Pharmacy

All Restaurants

Full-service, limited-service, and self-service restaurants including cafeterias, buffets, and snack bars

Examples: China King, Trent City Pizzeria, Heavenly Hot Dogs, Toby's Supper Club

Sightseeing and Recreational Transportation

Businesses that provide transportation for land or water *based sightseeing

Examples: Beasley's Fishing Charters, Old Town Charters, Private Yacht Charters Florida

Skiing Facilities

Lift-served alpine ski and snowboard areas, both public and private

Examples: Loveland Basin Ski Area, Monarch Mountain, Alpine Valley Resort

Specialty Food Retailers

Stores providing specialized food, including bakeries, confectionary, fish and seafood markets, produce markets, meat markets, and other specialty food

Examples: Sage Baking Company, Dorothy's Candies, Snow Creek Meat Processing, Seafood America, Fiesta Empanada

Specialty Retail

Specialized retail including book stores and florists

Examples: Swan's Fine Books, Lenora's Flowers and Gifts, Barnes & Noble

Spectator Sports Arenas

Sports clubs and spectator sports venues, including racetracks

Examples: Saratoga Woods Swim Club, Charles Watson Stadium, Atlanta Dragway

Upscale Fast Casual Restaurants

Fast casual restaurants that are upscale in price point.

Examples: Cava, Sweetgreen, Poke Bros

Upscale Fast Casual Restaurants New

Fast casual restaurants that are upscale in price point that were opened in the last 12 months

Examples: Cava, Sweetgreen, Poke Bros

Upscale Grocery Stores

Grocery stores that are high end

Examples: Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Wegmans

Upscale Grocery Stores

Grocery stores that are high end that were opened in the last 12 months

Examples: Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Wegmans

Waste Disposal Services

General waste disposal services, not solely focused on hazardous waste or recycling

Examples: Junk King Reno, Ron's Tree Removal, Bobcat Disposal

Wholesale Grocery Stores

Grocery stores that are wholesale

Examples: Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's Wholesale Club

Cultural Attractions

Designated Historical Sites

Designated historical sites

Examples: Iowa State Capitol, Swing Around Rosie Mural, Deborah Sampson Monument

Public and Private Museums

Museums and historical foundations

Examples: Brigham City Museum, Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum, Pasadena Fire Museum

Zoos and Botanical Gardens

Zoos and botanical gardens

Examples: Penguin Encounter, Wildlife Safari, Bear Canyon Ranch and Petting Zoo, The Estate at Florentine Gardens, BVA Compass Roof Garden

Performance Venues

Venues for performing arts, sports, and similar events

Examples: Nat Bailey Stadium, Sadler Ranch, Austin City Limits Studio, Fillmore Auditorium

Religious Organizations

Places of worship and religiously-affiliated charitable organizations

Examples: Maranatha Romanian Baptist Church, Holy Transfiguration Monastery, The Soul Factory Inc, St Andrew's Church


Elementary and Secondary Schools

Public and private elementary, middle, and high schools

Examples: Springdale High School, Pacelli Catholic High School, San Marino Montessori

Post-secondary Schools

Colleges, junior colleges, universities, and professional schools

Examples: Mesalands Community College, Temple University, Concorde Career Institute Tampa

Specialty Schools

Specialty schools including music schools, cooking schools, art schools, language schools, and technical or trade schools

Examples: French For the Future, Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication


Fire Protection Locations

Fire Departments

Examples: Bossier City Fire Department Station 3, Manilla Volunteer Fire Department

Incarceration Locations

Correctional institutions where people are incarcerated

Examples: Kirkland Correctional Institution, Oceana County. Jail, Wicomico County Detention Center

Public and Private Investigation and Law Enforcement Locations

Police stations and other justice, public order, and safety activities

Examples: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Carroll County Sheriff, Flash Point Investigations

Health Care

Dentistry Locations

Dentists, prosthodontists, and orthodontists

Examples: Optimal Dental, Henson Orthodontics

General Health Care

General medical and surgical hospitals, and general physicians

Examples: Hampstead Primary Care, Trumann Medical Clinic, Marian Medical Center

Mental Health Care

Offices of mental health practitioners and physicians, and outpatient substance abuse centers

Examples: The Counseling Palette, Lifecare Family Services, Cindy Goldsmith LCSW

Specialty Health Care

other specialized health practitioners

Examples: Eye Health Services, Reflection Ridge Chiropractic, Healthcore Physical Therapy, Lakeridge Recovery Long Beach

Urgent Care Centers

Same-day clinics that hadle a variety of (usually non-emergency) medical problems

Examples: Baptist Health Urgent Care, Get Well Urgent Care, PhysicianOne Urgent Care


Manufacturing Businesses

equipment, and other types

Examples: Premier Aircraft, Kelly's Appliances, FirstBuild, Gas Electric Parts

Power Generation Facilities

Electric power generation facilities, including hydroelectric, solar, and wind

Examples: St Charles Solar, Hamakua Energy Plant, FirstEnergy Springdale Power Station


Our parks data includes terrestrial and marine protected areas inventoried by the the United States Geological Survey. Parks in PAD-US are dedicated to preserving biological diversity, and to other natural, recreation, and cultural uses. Our breakdown of the PAD-US includes aspects of ownership / management (federal, state, local, and private land, for instance), the intended use (recreation vs. agriculture or ranching), and other access-related attributes. A park may have a value of 1 for more than one attribute. For example, a state park might have is_conservation_area=1, is_open_access=1, and is_parks_and_recreation=1.

Agricultural or Ranching Areas

Protected lands designated as private agricultural or ranching areas, or as an agricultural or ranch easement

Examples: Tranquility Farm, Private Individual 110, DE Dept of Ag - Easement 545

Conservation Areas

Conservation areas include both public and private lands with voluntary conservation easements, as determined by the area's GAP Status Code. GAP 1 and 2 lands are permanently protected from conversion. They allow only natural disturbances (GAP 1) or specific management interventions (e.g., wildfire suppression; GAP 2).

Examples: Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Willow Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Land Easements

Protected areas designated as easements. There are a large variety of easement types, including conservation, forest stewardship, historic or cultural, recreation or education, agricultural, or ranch easements, in addition to other and unknown easement types.

Examples: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Marshall County Waterfowl Production Area 4, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Easement 187-24

Federally-managed Land

Protected areas managed by federal agencies

Examples: Badlands National Park, Obed Wild and Scenic River, Holston Army Ammunition Plant

Historic or Cultural Areas

Protected areas designated as historic or cultural areas or easements, including local, state, and private historic or cultural areas.

Examples: Antietam National Battlefield, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Locally-managed Land

Protected areas managed by local governments

Examples: Rotterdam Town Lands, Woodmont Academy, Montgomery County

Native American Land

Federally recognized American Indian reservations and off-reservation trust lands

Examples: Cherokee OTSA, Kipnuk ANVSA, Washoe Ranches Trust Land

Open, Publicly Accessible Lands

Public access to the protected area carries no special requirements (with the possible exception of regular hours of availability).

Examples: Toiyabe National Forest, California Coastal National Monument, Monroe Recreation Area

Open, or Limited Access Lands

Public access to the protected area is either open or limited. Open locations carry no special requirements for access to the property (may include regular hours of availability). Limited-access locations require a special permit from the owner for access, a registration permit on public land (for example, self-permitting Wild and Scenic River, backcountry Wilderness registration) or has highly variable times when open to use.

Examples: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness Area, National Key Deer Refuge, River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Parks and Recreation Areas

National, State, Local, or Private Parks; National, State, or Local Recreation Areas; Recreation Management Areas, Private Recreation or Education areas, or Recreation or Education Easements.

Examples: Irvine Ranch Open Space, Red Cedar Golf Course, Hoover Reservoir Park

Private Land

Protected areas owned and managed by private interests.

Examples: Davenport Farm, Hawkins Pond and Mill, Saguache Creek Corridor - Sheep Creek Ranch

Regional Agency Special District land

Protected areas managed by special districts, which are independent government units created for a limited, specific purpose, usually to meet a specific need of the local community

Examples: Salt Creek Greenway 7, Winooski Valley Park District, San Antonio Creek

State Land

Protected areas managed by states

Examples: Montana Department of Transportation, Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, Utah Lake

Social and Community Services

Conservation and Wildlife Preservation

Environmental, conservation, and wildlife preservation organizations

Examples: Bluegrass Doberman Rescue, Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

Fraternal and Social Advocacy Organizations

Other social advocacy organizations

Examples: American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles

Youth, Individual, and Family Support Services

Youth, individual, and family support services

Examples: Big Brothers Big Sisters, SequelCare, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of Newport Beach


Public and Private Airports

Airports supporting fixed-wing aircraft

Examples: Lewis and Clark Airstrip, Nettle Creek Landings, Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Airport with a large amount of cargo weight landed

Receives 1 percent or more of the annual U.S. commercial enplanements

Examples: Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Indianapolis International Airport, Memphis International Airport

Airport with a medium amount of cargo weight landed

Receives 0.25 to 1.0 percent of the annual U.S. weight landed

Examples: Lehigh Valley International Airport, San Diego International Airport, Denver International Airport

Airport with a small amount of cargo weight landed

Receives more than 0 to 0.25 percent of the annual U.S. weight landed

Examples: Washington Dulles International Airport, Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

Airport with a large number of passenger enplanements

Receives 1 percent or more of the annual U.S. commercial enplanements

Examples: John F Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Airport with a medium number of passenger enplanements

Receives 0.25 to 1.0 percent of the annual U.S. commercial enplanements

Examples: Portland International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Kansas City International Airport

Airport with a small number of passenger enplanements

Receives more than 10,000 to 0.25 percent of the annual U.S. commercial enplanements

Examples: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Northeast Wyoming Regional Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Commuter and Metro Rail Stations

Commuter and metro rail stops and terminals

Examples: Stations for rail lines such as the MTA, SEPTA and BART


Helipads and heliports

Examples: Charlevoix Area Hospital, High Alpine, La National Guard

Major Highway Access Points

Highway access points, estimated using Open Street Map (OSM). It includes all points where roads tagged as motorway_link segments intersect trunk, primary, or motorway segments. We reduce overcounting by counting distinct groups of highway access points identified using a spatial matching algorithm.

Highway Access Points - Alternate

The 'small roads' highway access points feature includes all points where roads tagged as highway=motorway_link intersect only smaller roads (segments tagged as highway=trunk or highway=primary). This is the more conservative estimate of the two. As with the parent feature, we reduce overcounts with a spatial matching algorithm.

Intercity Bus Transportation Locations

Intercity bus stops and terminals

Examples: Port Authority Bus Terminal

Intercity Passenger Rail Locations

Intercity rail stops and terminals

Examples: Penn Station, Union Station, 30th St Station

Bus Stops

Local bus stops and terminals

Examples: Stops for bus systems such as the MTA, SEPTA and SFMTA

Other Air Transportation Locations

Air fields supporting dirigibles, hot air balloons, and ultralights

Examples: Flying Machines Airstrip, Ron's Ultralight Fld, Portage Lake Muni

Other Passenger Transportation

Mixed mode and other urban transit stops and administration

Examples: Sunset Empire Transportation District Thousand Trail, Tri Rail Sheridan Street Station, Baltimore Water Taxi Canton

Parking Businesses

Parking lots and garages

Examples: Zion Park, Memorial Plaza Garage, Galaxy Valet Services

Passenger Water Transportation

Inland water passenger transportation including ferries

Examples: Protection Island Ferry, MBTA Commuter. Boat, Carnival Cruise Lines


The type of water body.


Coastal areas. Land at the edge of the sea, but not lakes and rivers.


Includes lakes, reservoirs, lagoons and ponds.

Examples: Lake Tahoe, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie


Rivers, streams and canals

Examples: Mississippi River, Colorado River, Rio Grande

Intro to Place Data – An overview of the model-ready data and features that Iggy provides.