crawler-google-places

drobnikj/crawler-google-places

Searches a location on Google Maps and extracts a list of places. The results contain details beyond what the official Google Maps Places API can provide.

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Crawler Google Places

Get data from Google Places that the official Google Maps Places API does not provide.

Why?

The official Google Maps Places API is the best option for most use cases.

But unlike the Google Maps Places API, the crawler can provide:

  • Popular place times histogram (no data for that in official API)
  • Place reviews (up to 5 reviews from official API)
  • Place photos (up to 10 photos from official API)

INPUT

Follow guide on actor detail page to see how it works.

Example input:

{
  "searchString": "pubs near prague",
  "lat": "50.0860729",
  "lng": "14.4135326",
  "zoom": 10
}

On this input actor searches places on this start url: https://www.google.com/maps/search/pubs+near+prague/@50.0860729,14.4135326,10z

OUTPUT

Once the actor finishes, it outputs results to actor default dataset.

Example results item:

{
  "title": "Scotiabank",
  "totalScore": 3.7,
  "categoryName": "Bank",
  "address": "201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3NS, UK",
  "plusCode": "GWCC+75 City of London, London, UK",
  "popularTimesHistogram": {
    "Su": [],
    "Mo": [
      {
        "hour": 6,
        "occupancyPercent": 0
      },
      {
        "hour": 7,
        "occupancyPercent": 0
      },
      {
        "hour": 8,
        "occupancyPercent": 0
      },
      {
        "hour": 9,
        "occupancyPercent": 75
      },
      {
        "hour": 10,
        "occupancyPercent": 73
      },
      {
        "hour": 11,
        "occupancyPercent": 60
      },
      {
        "hour": 12,
        "occupancyPercent": 57
      },
      {
        "hour": 13,
        "occupancyPercent": 56
      },
      {
        "hour": 14,
        "occupancyPercent": 56
      },
      {
        "hour": 15,
        "occupancyPercent": 57
      },
      {
        "hour": 16,
        "occupancyPercent": 50
      },
      {
        "hour": 17,
        "occupancyPercent": 33
      },
      {
        "hour": 18,
        "occupancyPercent": 14
      },
      {
        "hour": 19,
        "occupancyPercent": 4
      },
      {
        "hour": 20,
        "occupancyPercent": 1
      },
      {
        "hour": 21,
        "occupancyPercent": 0
      },
      {
        "hour": 22,
        "occupancyPercent": 0
      },
      {
        "hour": 23,
        "occupancyPercent": 0
      }
    ],
    ...
  },
  "reviews": [
    {
      "name": "NELLORE BALA NAVEEN REDDY",
      "text": "nice  bank in london",
      "stars": "5 stars",
      "publishAt": "2 months ago",
      "likesCount": "",
      "responseFromOwnerText": ""
    },
    ...
  ],
  "reviewsCount": 6,
  "imageUrls": [
    "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipPvm-rzo7_mlLRmctQwDJV6agVGHZMUJYLinU_t=s508-k-no",
    ...
    ],
  "url": "https://www.google.com/maps/place/Scotiabank/@51.5258542,-0.335595,11z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sbanks+london!3m4!1s0x48761cb181573665:0x5fce6a25f2e99723!8m2!3d51.5206306!4d-0.0795672"
}