AggData.com was started in 2006 as a side project of the founder, Chris Hathaway, to try and address a need discovered through his work and study in data extraction. The World Wide Web, while comprehensive and full of valuable information, often lacks organization and portability, siloing data into closed proprietary systems. While this aspect of the Internet can be credited for its massive exponential growth, it is also to blame for its biggest weakness: the inability to find what you’re looking for. The goal of AggData is to play a small part in making this sought-out data more accessible, portable and reliable. That small side project in 2006 is now a company of 5 employees, with over 150 pieces of AggData, continuously growing month after month. We are a virtual company with the tools, resources, and flexibility to handle your data extraction and collection needs, and we have provided valuable service to many large corporations, including Petco, Starbucks, and Morgan Stanley. The keys to the quality of our data are (1) our commitment to finding first-hand sources and (2) the comprehensiveness of our algorithmic extraction. Let's say you are looking for locations for Retailer XYZ. Well, XYZ keeps all of their location information in a central database, usually housed on a server in a large datacenter. They do not just hand out dumps of this information to anyone who asks. But, company XYZ knows that the customer needs to be able to find locations in their neighborhood, so XYZ puts all of this information on their own website, publicly available to the world. Usually the company will add some mechanism to limit the amount of location data a web visitor can find at once, such as a store locator, but our team has developed methods of working with these mechanisms to comprehensively iterate through the data source. Consequently, we provide a very complete and accurate resource for your need, whether for personal or business use. We are committed to providing affordable, quality data to you and your company. Other large “lead-generation” businesses will offer millions of data points for limiting subscription fees of thousands of dollars a year, and the resulting data is often error-prone, out of date, or simply unmanageable. What you really want to know is “Where are all the Walmarts in Arizona?” or “What are the GIS location strategies of my three top competitors?” These are real world questions and AggData has the answers.