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Is it possible to obtain a dataset of all search results in a google maps search? For example: if I want a list of all gas stations in Chicago, complete with addresses, store name, latitude-longitude coordinates etc.

Is such a data set against Google user agreement terms? I only plan on using the data for academic research questions.

  • I don't know anything about Google's terms for this kind of thing, but I highly doubt you could acquire data from them in this manner. Here is their customer service #, good luck with that. (650) 253-0000 – GeoJohn Mar 20 '15 at 20:51
  • if you are specifically looking for that gas station data, the IL DNR (as well as MI, WI, possibly others) keep a database of all underground storage tanks with the attribute data you mentioned above. – cl3 Mar 20 '15 at 20:56
  • A place to consider posting for any data questions is the Open Data (Beta) Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Mar 21 '15 at 0:24
  • @cl3 DNR is a great suggestion, I will check it out. Thanks! – gannawag Mar 21 '15 at 11:36

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