Ever wanted to scrape Places out of Google Maps?
Its possible now ,My recent work can help you through the process.
Let me call it GMGrabber (Google Maps Grabber)
- Crawls Google Maps
- Saves Results into CSV file
- Saves Place name ,Address, Phone Number , No of Ratings, Google Maps Direct link
- Works on windows platform , With Framework v3.5+
- One Executable file that’s it
Table of Contents
A) Requirements – top
This application is built for Windows (x86 and x 64) .You will need to have .Net Framework 3.5 and above.
You can download it from microsoft site.
B) Installation – top
Installation is simple , Just Paste The GMGrabber.exe to any folder you want .
C) Usages – top
Google Maps Grabber is quite simple to use. There are two input boxes
- Location :It can be a City ,State or Country , For Example – London
- Keyword: This is the service or keyword you are trying to Grab, For Example- Airport, Bus, KFC,Hotels etc
Once you complete the input boxes press DO IT!! button.
Google Maps Grabber will start grabbing all details into a CSV File ,
CSV file will be stored in same directory as .exe file (Application file)
D) CSV File – top
CSV file is comma-separated values (CSV) file. Google Maps Grabber Stores all its data into CSV File.
CSV File is named in CityKeyword-data.csv
For Example LondonTaxi-data.csv
CSV file has 5 columns
- Name of Place
- Address of Place
- Phone Number of Place
- Rating of Place
- Google Maps Link
Addison Lee Coaches,Third Floor Melton Street London NW1 2EB United Kingdom,+44 20 7691 3386,1,http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=7810965816535437186,
Airport Transfer London Taxi,2 83 Victoria St London SW1H 0HW United Kingdom,+44 20 8385 2500,0,http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=3764478442319939505,
E) Limitations – top
Since google does not allow you to visit all results from http://maps.google.com You will be able to Grab 180 max results out of every Keyword.
Process will take 5 to 10 minutes depending upon results and your internet speed.
If you open CSV file while Extracting , Programme will end.
To stop the application just close it from Top Right X close Button.