Semalt Overview Of Google Maps Scraper

Google Maps Scraper is primarily used to scrape data from Google without using an API. You can then use this data to populate your own database of business listings, send out mass emails, or collect data for generating more and more leads. Google Maps Scraper is a fully automated system that is capable of extracting data from different web pages. You just have to enter a keyword and the location and press the Go button. In the bottom of your web page, you will see an icon that will lead you to the scraped data. You can use Google Maps Scraper (also called Google places scraper) to scrape names, addresses, descriptions, Zagat text, reviews, and other data from the internet.

What Is Google Maps?

Google Maps is a web mapping service that is developed by Google. It offers street maps, satellite imagery, 360В° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions and route planning for traveling by car, foot, bicycle or a public bus. Lars and Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen designed Google Maps in 2004 as part of their project at Where 2 Technologies. One of the most distinctive features of Google Maps is that this service's front-end utilizes Ajax, XML, and JavaScript. Plus, Google Maps has an integrated API that allows you to embed the maps on your own blogs or the third-party websites and has a locator for urban organizations and businesses.

Google Maps' satellite view is also known as "top-down" and "birds-eye" view. The high-resolution images of towns and cities are taken from an aircraft flying at 700 to 1,200 feet, and the other images come from NASA's satellites.

Now, we have an idea of Google Maps and Google Maps Scraper. It's time to discuss two alternatives to Google Maps Scraper.

1. Octoparse

Amazingly, Octoparse is an all-rounder and allows you to scrape the search results from Google Maps. You can easily collect and extract data from the internet using this service and can save the outputs in Octoparse's own database or to your hard drive. If you are tired of Google Places Scraper and want an advanced tool, then Octoparse is the right option for you. The data fields include hotel and restaurant names, websites, phone numbers, addresses, and the overall ratings. You just have to highlight the data you want to scrape and Octoparse will perform its function according to your requirements and expectations.

2. WebHarvy

Just like Octoparse, WebHarvy has been around for quite some time and can be customized according to your desires. You can configure this service to extract data from Google Maps and other similar services. You can obtain information such as map coordinates (latitude/longitude) for a particular location, names, ZIP codes, contact details, and locations of your business rivals.

Both Octoparse and WebHarvy are easy-to-use and are compatible with all web browsers and operating systems. These tools can be downloaded from the web and can be used to extract useful information from Google Maps.