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Free Tool To Crawl Data From Google Maps

We have developed a small tool that can scrape data from business listed on Google maps.  Almost every business is listed on google places, so if you need to search for business in any area google maps is a great source. It is a good tool to generate business leads.

How it works.

It is very simple, It opens a chrome browser that user can use to search for businesses, when search results are shown, user will click on a button and the crawler will automatically go to each business in search results and scrape data, the scraped data can be exported to csv file.

Emails are not available on google maps, however this toll can still find the email address by going to the business’s website and scanning it to find an email address related to that business, it is usually available on home page or contact page.

Why we created this free tool.

Maps.google.com is very hard to scrape website, it uses heavy javascripts and ajax requests that makes scraping this website very difficult, Many software that claim to scrape any website will fail to scrape this website.  By developing this crawler and making it free, we have shown our expertise in this field, we scrape data that others fail to scrape. Many people are asking to add some more features to it (like adding more data fields), we add the feature at a very little price,  Let us know if you want to add some functionality to this tool.

 

Click here to Download this tool

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