Web Services API overview places-web-services-api

Places Service is the set of services that makes it easier for Adobe customers to hydrate the Adobe Cloud Platform and Adobe Experience Platform solutions with location data and the right experience to the right person at the right time and in the right place.

The web services APIs allow you to do the following:

  • Manage geofences
  • Measure the location of users even when app is in the background
  • Use data in real-time when it matters

This section provides information about how to use the REST APIs and the POI database, which contains your org’s POI data.


The Places Service REST API let you work programmatically with your organization’s POIs. These APIs allow you to create, update, and delete your libraries and the POIs in those libraries. These APIs use JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) standards to format the data that is sent and received. A principal advantage of JSON is that it makes API queries easy to write, read, and parse by developers and machines.

Before you can use the web services API, ensure that the following requirements have been met:

  • Places Service is provisioned in your organization, and you have appropriate access as a user.

    For more information, see Prerequisites for user access in Integration overview and prerequisites.

  • After Places Service is provisioned in your organization, and you have access, create an Adobe integration for Places Service.

    For more information, see Creating a Places Service integration in Integration overview and prerequisites.

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