Pinterest Improves 7 Billion Place Pins With Better Location Data, Info

By Justin Lafferty Comment

Place Pins updates

Pinterest announced today that it is updating Place Pins, adding new information and expanding the location data available to 7 billion pins.

Pinterest explained the update in a blog post:

With these updates, it’s easier to visit the places you’ve Pinned. In just a tap, Pinners can get directions through Google and Apple Maps, call a business, visit a website, view hours of operations and top reviews from people who’ve been there.

As a discovery engine, we’re making it easier to discover new places to visit, restaurants to try and sights to see in your city and around the world. Now, when you save a Pin, we’ll show you other places to visit nearby on a map and other Pins people have saved from the same place.

Since Pinterest debuted Place Pins in Nov. 2013, tens of millions of Pinterest users have added place locations to their pins. These updates will roll out to all users on iOS today, and Android and web will come in the near future.

Here’s a look at the top 20 pinned places:

  1. Positano, Campania, Italy

  2. Musha Cay Island, Bahamas

  3. Hanoi, Vietnam

  4. Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A.

  5. Petrohué Falls, Chile

  6. Jarlshof, Shetland, Scotland

  7. Kyoto, Japan

  8. Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia

  9. Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S.A.

  10. Tulum, Mexico

  11. Lisbon, Portugal

  12. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

  13. Kjeragbolten, Norway

  14. Marrakesh, Morocco

  15. Cape Town, South Africa

  16. Somoto’s Canyon, Nicaragua

  17. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

  18. Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

  19. Reykjavik, Iceland

  20. New York City, New York, U.S.A.