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What Data Does Google Maps Provide?
Google Maps holds a lot of information about a location. Photos, reviews, addresses, working hours, website, phone number, plus code are the data shared on the main screen.
Although it is not visible on the main screen, there is a lot of data about the location on Google Maps. Longitude and latitude are two of them. A scraping service must be used to extract all Google Maps data about the location. Outscraper Google Maps Data Scraper is one of these services. Outscraper extracts more than 45 data from a place on Google Maps. The data list is as follows:
- name - name of the place on Google Maps.
- site - website of the place.
- type - the type of the place under which it was found (can be any element from subtypes).
- subtypes - all types of the place.
- category - the main type of the place (sometimes might be in a local language).
- phone - place phone number.
- full_address - full address of the place location.
- borough - borough of the place location.
- street - street of the place location.
- city - city of the place location.
- postal_code - postal code of the place location.
- state - state of the place location.
- us_state - state of the place location (will be removed in future versions).
- country - country of the place location.
- country_code - country code of the place location.
- latitude - latitude of the place location.
- longitude - longitude of the place location.
- time_zone - timezone of the place location.
- plus_code - location plus code or open location code (works only for individual search, e.g. query: "Hotel Colombo Berat", "0x3e49a63f6b05fe3b:0xc73d6b1f31b2ccc8").
- rating - rating of the place.
- reviews - number of reviews
- reviews_link - link to the place's reviews.
- reviews_per_score - JSON object with reviews per score.
- photos_count - number of photos from the place.
- photo - image link of the place.
- street_view - image link of the place street view.
- working_hours - JSON object with working hours of the place.
- working_hours_old_format - working hours of the place.
- popular_times - popular time of the place (works only for individual search, e.g. query: "Hotel Colombo Berat", "0x3e49a63f6b05fe3b:0xc73d6b1f31b2ccc8").
- business_status - current status of the business.
- about - extra information about the place (e.g. Identifies as women-owned, LGBTQ+ friendly).
- description - place description.
- range - price range of the place.
- posts - JSON object with posts from the place (works only for some places).
- verified - indicates if the place was claimed.
- owner_id - unique identifier of the place owner.
- owner_title - title of the owner's profile page.
- owner_link - link to owner profile on Google Maps.
- reservation_links - link to make reservation.
- booking_appointment_link - link to book appointment.
- menu_link - link to menu.
- order_links - link to place an order.
- location_link - link to the place on Google Maps.
- place_id - unique identifier of the place (Google might update it a couple of times per a year).
- google_id - unique identifier of the place, also known as Feature ID (Google might update it a couple of times per a year).
- cid - multi platform ID of a listing in Google ecosystem.
- reviews_id - unique identifier of the places' reviews.
Using Outscraper and extracting data is very easy. It is much faster than collecting data manually. It saves a lot of time. Let’s look at ways to collect longitude and latitude data from Google Maps both manually and automatically.
Collecting Longitude and Latitude Data on Google Maps Manually
Google Maps does not show the location’s longitude and latitude information directly on the home screen. But it can be seen in the right-click menu.
Clicking on the “Longitude and Latitude” line will copy this data to the clipboard. The data “40.7432294426243494, -73.98741247232803” is expressed in a text like this.
So what should you do if you want to find the coordinates of multiple places, for example, all museums in New York? Or from the Google Maps URL list of your locations?
For each location, “hover over the location pin, right-click, copy and paste” steps take a lot of time. Outscraper offers a solution to this issue with its Google Maps scraping service. Outscraper Google Maps Data Scraper service can extract the longitude and latitude data from both categories and URLs in bulk.
How to Extract Longitude and Latitude From Google Maps in Bulk?
There are two ways to extract longitude and latitude with Outscraper’s Google Maps Data Scraper service cumulatively. The first is to create a scraping task by specifying a location and category. The second is to create task using location URLs.
When creating a scraping task, it is enough to simply select the location and category. If you need to create more complex tasks, it is recommended to take a look at this article: “Getting Started With Google Maps Scraping“
The service will find all the museums in New York and list the coordinates of these museums one by one. It will extract both coordinates and all other data.
The data of all museums are sorted and listed in the result file. Each place and its data are listed one below the other. The result file can be in CSV/XLSX/JSON/Parquet formats. And it can be opened with a spreadsheet viewer like Google Sheets.
“Plain queries” mode must be activated to extract coordinates with Google Maps links. In this mode, a category and location do not have to be selected. It is sufficient to just copy and paste the Google Maps Links of the places.
Results will be listed in the same way. It is possible to extract coordinates collectively in both ways. Whichever way is suitable for the intended use is preferred. You can try these two ways by signing up for Outscraper now.
Most frequent questions and answers
The only way to search and list all restaurants without skipping any of them is to use zip codes. For this, we recommend that you take a look at the “Scraping All Places From Google Maps” tutorial.
There are more than 650,000 restaurants in the US. The list and dataset of all these restaurants can be obtained with the Outscraper Google Maps Data Scraper service.
The best way to find restaurant data is with Google Maps. Restaurants in all states and cities can be easily found on Google Maps. The data of these restaurants can be extracted with the Outscraper Google Maps Data Scraper service.