A Look at Overture's Data Quality

My colleague Wille Marcel looked at Overture’s data quality, specifically considering the confidence score that is included in the data:

This analysis shows that the Overture Places dataset can be quite useful when filtered by a 0.6 confidence threshold. The main quality issues we observed are the inaccurate location of many items and outdated places.

This matches my experience with the data. In my area, the location accuracy could be better; many businesses are located outside their buildings, in the middle of the road, the backyard, some even on the beach. And the data includes some businesses that have since closed.