Front-end (scraper API) for the Walkscore website
Wrapper front-end on the Walkscore website designed to make scraping data from Walkscore easier. While Walkscore has its own API, it is limited and only returns some of the data available through the web UI. This wrapper scrapes data from the web UI to provide more granular data than is available via the API.
Please note, this module is for educational purposes only.
You can install this module via pip:
pip install walkscore-api-binding
Alternatively, you can install the latest from this repository:
git clone email@example.com:evilsoapbox/walkscore_frontend.git python setup.py install
This module requires the following libraries to function.
Use this module via reference, such as:
import walkscore_frontend wrapper = walkscore_frontend()
You can then call a number of functions to pull data:
- data_for_city(name, state)
- data_for_neighborhood(name, city, state)
There are a few key terms and concepts used in this wrapper and the Walkscore website.
- A state within the United States. This is represented by the two-letter state code commonly used for a given state, such as CA for California.
- A city within a state. This is the full name of the city and includes any punctuation in the city name, such as Winston-Salem.
- A section within a city. Generally cities contain one or more neighborhoods.
Better documentation for this project is available at ReadTheDocs
- Better errorhandling - Add better error and exception handling
- Support for “simple” pages - Some Walkscore cities and pages have a new and/or simple layout
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