After installation follow the below steps to start downloading the data from Google Maps!
You will receive a temporary password to the email used in purchase form within 24 hours. Use it to login and you will be asked to change it in the first time.
Click on key icon to open the box, then click it again after adding your key to confirm it.
Your first step toward Google Maps data is to Get the places IDs. Add as many keywords to 'Add Keywords' column, add coordinates of your target location to 'Add Coordinates' column, select 'Normal' or 'Hybrid' mode, increase throttling speed to upto 100 record/second and finally click 'Get IDs'.
Click on 'Choose IDs File' and select CSV file with IDs saved from the last step, or IDs downloaded from available IDs at our website. Check Get Photos' box if you want to download places photos from Google Maps. You can rename photos and limit the count of downloaded photos. Finally, click on 'Get Places Details' button to start.
You will receive a temporary password to the same email used in purchase process within 24 hours of your order. Make sure to use a valid working email.
You will be asked to create a new password the first time you login.
Use ‘Forgot My Password’ to create new password anytime. You will need to enter verification code sent to your registered email each time you use ‘Forgot My Password’ option.
Trying to login again to the App while it is running on the same machine or another one will close the running App and continue with the new login.
Google gives you an initial $300 free trial balance to use plus $200 of free credits each month.
You must upgrade the billing account you created at your Google Cloud account in order to use the App without interruption after consuming the free monthly credits.
Google will not charge you in-advance and you can use the API to download data without any limits. You can download more than 7 million places details each 24 hours.
You can have multiple Google Cloud accounts with multiple Places API Keys and change the API Key in the App after consuming the free credits. You can also add multiple API Keys in our App at once and the App will move to next Key if the first one exceeded it’s free limits.
If you select ‘Normal Mode’, the App will search for all keywords at all locations added.
If you select ‘Hybrid Mode’, the App will search for each keyword at the location coordinates in front of it only. The number of keywords and coordinates in this case must be the same.
You can use the tool by adding keywords ONLY without adding any coordinates. This is useful if you have list of places names/address and want to find all the details of such places.
You can increase throttling upto 100. That means the App will run at 100 record per second speed. Do NOT increase over that as Google servers will block requests that is over 100 per second. If you have special offer from Google that allow you over 100/second, then you can increase.
It is recommended to keep throttling a little below 100/second and keep it at 98/second if you are running it on powerful machine. If you will download photos then keep it at 90/second.
You will be asked to select where to save data on your disk when you click on ‘Get IDs’, make sure that there are enough space on your partition.
Click on ‘Choose IDs File’ to select the CSV file with places IDs that you saved from last step. You can use the already available Google IDs at our website here for many places types.
The App will only get the data of unique IDs if there are duplicate IDs in the CSV file.
Do not forget to increase throttling to 100 records per second at this step too.
If you checked ‘Get Photos’ box, the App will download upto 10 photos for each place. Do not increase photos more than 10 as this is the max available from Google servers.
If you checked ‘Get Photos’ box,make sure to lower throttling to 90 records per second or below.
No need to use super powerful machine with lots of RAM and powerful CPU, as you would need to lower throttling below 90 records per second if you are downloading photos.
It’s highly recommended to use SSD disk and high speed internet if you are downloading large amount of photos for fast disk writing.