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    Newbie Q.: How to use Google API to scrape Maps for Reviews


    I'm a bit of a newbie. I've programmed in VB, but have never had a program interact with the net before.

    I need to create a program which will do the following:

    - Get data from the 20 pages of Google Maps results for a keyword (e.g. Taxi)
    - Get the name of the companies, their Google places address and their Google reviews
    - Export that data to a file so I can then sort the data based on their review score

    The problem is I have no clue where to begin, like I say I'm quite a newbie.

    I know how to use VB, could I use VB.net to do this or would it be easier to use something else?


    Where do you think I should start?

    Thanks for your help!
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    Nevermind, I'm using Javascript with Google Places API

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