August 27th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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!
August 29th, 2013, 05:33 PM