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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 google maps scraper 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.

Google Maps 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

Comments (15) -

  • Francis I John

    4/2/2017 1:17:47 PM | Reply

    I didn't know it was windows only. Do you have the same software for mac?

    • Administrator

      1/14/2018 10:19:32 AM | Reply

      Google maps crawler is only available for windows,  many people are using it on windows virtual machine on mac.

  • John

    6/10/2017 9:53:26 AM | Reply

    Hi I was trying to download the Google Map Crawlers, my browser (both chrome and Edge) blocked it and do not allow me to download saying that it contain virus. How to overcome this? Thank you.

    • Administrator

      1/14/2018 10:30:20 AM | Reply

      It blocks usually for two reasons
      1: Antiviruses do not like the apps that connect to internet, and this app obviously needs to access the Internet to extract data.
      2: and also because is not a very famous source to download apps.

      But this app is safe and you can follow the link below to see how to fix this.

  • Hakan

    1/19/2018 3:08:38 AM | Reply

    How I can change the values placement before searching?
    I mean, I need different placement and names for my WP Plugin..

    • Administrator

      9/10/2018 11:10:46 AM | Reply

      This software will let you export data to excel , and than in excel you can adjust the columns according to your need. Thanks.

  • Paul Mitchell

    4/22/2018 1:04:34 AM | Reply

    Hello I downloaded the crawler tool but it wouldn't launch a chrome window and didn't run.  Can someone please contact me as we need a list of all companies with virtual tours and possibly some custom scrape

  • Marc Duncan

    4/30/2018 2:50:38 AM | Reply

    Hi, a great tool, it has cut down a great deal of time. I have the free version at the moment which does not scrape emails and this would save even more time once scraped and loaded. However, I have applied for a paid version of the Maps Scraper, but have been told that you would be in touch with me soon. How long do I have to wait for this to arrive? The timeline here is GMT.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Donna Sander

    5/4/2018 5:08:27 PM | Reply

    Does it work with other maps? I need to crawl Weedmaps to get dispensary information from 2 states only for a client of mine, and I'm having a hell of a time with Octoparse...because the pins are popups, and you have to go the 2nd URL first to get the emails and website info. It just doesn't seem to do the job, or I'm lame, one of the 2

    • Administrator

      5/7/2022 4:57:18 PM | Reply

      It only works on google maps website. You can contact us ( if you want to get a custom crawler.

  • steve jones

    9/6/2019 8:37:39 AM | Reply

    looking to scrape about 250 locations with the same name across the US but only getting 20 before it stops. how do you get more locations than 20?

    • Administrator

      5/7/2022 4:55:08 PM | Reply

      Its better to make multiple searches targeting different cities, if you only add country name with your keyword, it may not return all results.

  • Robert Whitehurst

    12/15/2020 10:27:37 AM | Reply

    I noticed the word "reviews" is now showing up in the review count column when I I use the Google Maps Crawler. Is there a way to make it show just the number by itself like it used to?

  • Philip

    5/1/2022 3:14:30 PM | Reply

    Hi, when use this Google map Botsol crawler, the map will move the search area, before it finish the searching, it had jump to another country, do you have some trick to lock the search area?
    Thank you!

    • Administrator

      5/7/2022 4:49:03 PM | Reply

      It all depends on your keyword and location, sometimes google maps will show results from nearby locations and related categories. Try adding quotes " around your location in keyword. It may help.

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