Have you ever thought you could make money by knowing how many restaurants there are in a square mile? There is no free lunch, however, if you know how to use Google Maps, you can extract and collect restaurants’ GPS’s and store them in your own database. With that information in hand and some math calculations, you are off to creating a big data online service.
Throughout the years of working in the data industry, the Octoparse team had never slowed down its pace in making data more accessible and readily to all people. It’s rooted in our belief that in the era of big data, anyone should be blessed with the capability to collect data so as to harness the power of big data.
Octoparse has recently launched a brand new version 7.0, which has turned out to be the most revolutionary upgrade in the past two years, with not only a more user-friendly UI, but also some of the advanced features make web scraping even easier. In this post, I will walk through some of the new features/changes made available in this new version, with respect to how a beginner, even one without any coding background, can approach this web scraping tool.