Posted On: Jun 15, 2023

Today, Amazon Location Service added support for places categories, allowing developers to request, filter, or group places based on specific categories such as coffee shops or restaurants. Developers can use places categories to improve the relevance of their searches, increase the accuracy of their location-based insights, and improve their customer experience. For example, a developer working on a food delivery website can build a search box that filters on restaurants, autocompletes user inputs, and only suggests results relevant to their customers. 

Amazon Location Service is a fully managed service that helps developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications without compromising on data quality, user privacy, or cost. With Amazon Location Service, you retain control of your location data, protecting your privacy and reducing enterprise security risks. 

Amazon Location Service is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Stockholm), and South America (São Paulo).

To learn more, visit to the Amazon Location Service Developer Guide.