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Google Maps API

The Google Maps Scraper API allows you to easily scrape Google Maps by simply sending an HTTP request.
To enable this engine, set the engine=google_maps parameter.
Interacting with the Google Maps scraper is quite straightforward. As opposed to the Google Search API, which can take a lot of parameters and allows more flexibility in customizing the response, the Google Maps API has fewer options, but the data it returns is still as rich and accurate.
Scrape Google Maps Results

Google Maps API Integration Examples

We will use following URL as an example for this request:
https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=<YOUR_API_KEY>&q=pizza&type=search

Ready to Use Google Maps Scraping Scripts:

cURL
NodeJS
Python
PHP
Go
Java
.NET
Ruby
curl --request GET --url "https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=<YOUR_API_KEY>&q=pizza&type=search"
const http = require("https");
const options = {
"method": "GET",
"hostname": "serpapi.webscrapingapi.com",
"port": null,
"path": "/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=pizza&type=search",
"headers": {}
};
const req = http.request(options, function (res) {
const chunks = [];
res.on("data", function (chunk) {
chunks.push(chunk);
});
res.on("end", function () {
const body = Buffer.concat(chunks);
console.log(body.toString());
});
});
req.end();
import http.client
conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("serpapi.webscrapingapi.com")
conn.request("GET", "/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=pizza&type=search")
res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()
print(data.decode("utf-8"))
<?php
$curl = curl_init();
curl_setopt_array($curl, [
CURLOPT_URL => "https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=pizza&type=search",
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "GET",
]);
$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);
curl_close($curl);
if ($err) {
echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
echo $response;
}
package main
import (
"fmt"
"net/http"
"io/ioutil"
)
func main() {
url := "https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=pizza&type=search"
req, _ := http.NewRequest("GET", url, nil)
res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)
defer res.Body.Close()
body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)
fmt.Println(res)
fmt.Println(string(body))
}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.get("https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=pizza&type=search")
.asString();
var client = new RestClient("https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=pizza&type=search");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.GET);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'
url = URI("https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_maps&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=pizza&type=search")
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url)
response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

Google Maps Specific Parameters

#1: Query Parameter

Parameter
Type
Description
q Required
string
The keywords that you are searching for on Google (the query).

#2: Request Customisation Parameters

Parameter
Type
Description
type Required
string
The type of search. It can be search or place.
data
string
This parameter is required only if type is set to place. It has to be constructed in the next sequence: !4m5!3m4!1s + data_id + !8m2!3d + latitude + !4d + longitude

#3: Device and Geolocation Parameters

Parameter
Type
Description
device
string
The device used for your Google search. Can be set to desktop, mobile or tablet.
google_domain
string
The Google domain that you want to use for your search.
hl
string
The language you want to use for your Google Maps search. List of supported languages
ll
string
Parameter defines GPS coordinates of location where you want your q (query) to be applied. It has to be constructed in the next sequence: @ + latitude + , + longitude + , + zoom.
Response Example
{
"search_parameters": {
"google_url": "https://www.google.com/maps/search/pizza",
"engine": "google_maps",
"google_domain": "google.com",
"device": "desktop",
"query": "pizza",
"type": "search"
},
"search_information": {
"local_results_state": "Results for exact spelling"
},
"place_results": {
"data_id": "https://ww",
"user_reviews": {
"summary": [],
"most_relevant": []
}
},
"local_results": [
{
"data_id": "0x89e379bfc249e031:0x2744a9fd10684eb",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.3503877,
"longitude": -71.115236
},
"title": "OTTO",
"rating": 4.3,
"reviews": 365,
"price": "$$",
"type": "Pizza",
"address": "888 Commonwealth Avenue",
"description": "Gourmet pizzeria with takeout & delivery",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 11:00 AM",
"position": 1
},
{
"data_id": "0x89e379ef2236b031:0xf910ef7dd785af82",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.3502708,
"longitude": -71.1137999
},
"title": "Boston House of Pizza",
"rating": 4.2,
"reviews": 82,
"price": "$",
"type": "Pizza",
"address": "173 Amory St",
"description": "Basic spot for pies, subs & burgers",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 11:00 AM",
"position": 2
},
{
"data_id": "0x89e379f0f2403581:0x2841b486b884b115",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.3496029,
"longitude": -71.1055847
},
"title": "University Grill & Pizza",
"rating": 4.4,
"reviews": 76,
"price": "$",
"type": "Pizza",
"address": "712 Commonwealth Avenue #1",
"description": "Fast-food spot for pies & Greek bites",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 10:00 AM",
"position": 3
},
{
"data_id": "0x89e379e869d71101:0xc67403ae37365829",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.351788,
"longitude": -71.119156
},
"title": "Blaze Pizza",
"rating": 4.5,
"reviews": 436,
"price": "$",
"type": "Pizza",
"address": "961 Commonwealth Avenue",
"description": "Hip chain of fast-crisped pizzas",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 11:00 AM",
"position": 4
},
{
"data_id": "0x89e37a1de7fc9e47:0xd429117177ebdbd7",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.3477013,
"longitude": -71.1058545
},
"title": "Domino's Pizza",
"rating": 3.3,
"reviews": 402,
"price": "$",
"type": "Pizza",
"address": "508 Park Dr",
"description": "Longtime pizza chain known for delivery",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 10:30 AM",
"position": 5
},
{
"data_id": "0x89e379fcc30f524d:0x8fc1387d9e22dc44",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.357672,
"longitude": -71.107884
},
"title": "Cambridge Pizzeria",
"rating": 4.5,
"reviews": 115,
"price": "$",
"type": "Takeout Restaurant",
"address": "263, 4517, Brookline St",
"description": "Old-school option for pies & subs",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 11:00 AM",
"position": 6
},
{
"data_id": "0x89e379c8e4d5cfc1:0x766ed60712c2b507",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.3573341,
"longitude": -71.1077389
},
"title": "Dimi's Place",
"rating": 4.7,
"reviews": 20,
"price": "$",
"type": "Pizza",
"address": "272 Brookline St",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 11:00 AM",
"description": "Closed · Opens at 11:00 AM",
"position": 7
},
{
"data_id": "0x89e379c2848683bd:0x14665c2212758099",
"gps_coordinates": {
"latitude": 42.3515122,
"longitude": -71.1215028
},
"title": "T Anthony's Pizzeria",
"rating": 4.3,
"reviews": 504,
"price": "$",
"type": "Pizza",
"address": "1016 Commonwealth Avenue",
"description": "Pizza joint with BU sports memorabilia",
"hours": "Closed · Opens at 10:00 AM",
"position": 8
}
]
}