A Connected Things place is a conceptual location in the world where an interaction occurs at. Places exist in a natural hierarchy where at the top of the hierarchy are “large” places and at the bottom of the hierarchy are more specific “small” places. Often the top of the hierarchy are known places (continents, countries, states, cities…) and places at the bottom of the hierarchy are project specific (stores, departments, shelfs…). Places are of a type “place type” that describes and separates one type of place from another. There are several ways to determine the place an interaction occurs at.