What is GeoPopularity?
GeoPopularity is an algorithm developed by AVUXI as part of the TopPlace™ product. It is the underlying component of many of the calls available within the API. Depending on how GeoPopularity values are interpreted in relation to spatial information, different insights can be discovered about certain places.
The Geopoularity algorithm collates feedback information about a certain place from many different online media sources into a human understandable number to measure the popularity of that place.
It is important to understand that this algorithm will not indicate the most travelled or elitist places, but rather, indicate places that have left a very positive impression on people.
For each place, the GeoPopularity algorithm generates a general Venue Score between 0 and 100, and a similar score for certain categories of social relevance. For example, we can find popular places to visit, but not to eat, hence the importance of theses other scores.
The main objective of the GeoPopularity, is to provide a method of scoring the venues of any city by social category, for example nightlife, shopping, etc.