How to extract data from Google maps using Golang
This post introduces a command-line application that allows you to extract data from Google Maps.
If you want to extract to collect some data for local businesses using Google Maps then this tool is for you.
The tools retrieve and export to a CSV file the following data:
Title: the title of the business
Category: the category of the business
Address: the address of the business
OpenHours: the opening hours of the business
Website: the website of the business
Phone: the phone number of the business
PlusCode: the plus code of the business
ReviewCount: the number of reviews
ReviewRating: the rating of the results
create a file with your queries like:
bars in Athens doctor in Berlin doctor in Bonn
Make sure you have Docker installed
docker run -v $PWD/example-queries.txt:/example-queries -v $PWD:/results gosom/google-maps-scraper -depth 1 -input /example-queries -results /results/result-file.csv
wait for it to finish. The program does not exits automatically. When there are no updates in the console for some time you can hit CTRL-C. Meanwhile you will see that the file result-file.csv will be populated
Results will be to the file result-file.csv
Notes: Please adjust the filenames to the desired ones.
In this blog post, I introduced google-maps-scraper command line tool.
The tool is built using the Go programming language and it uses scrapemate .
All the code is on Github. Feel free to create an Issue or leave a comment here if you run into problems or you have some ideas for extension.