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Scraping Road Directions from WV

Question asked by Lust4Kicks_1 on Mar 5, 2009

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Scraping Road Directions from WV

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Howdy.

 

Is it possible to programmically scrape (or extract) road directions from the web viewer into a usable text format?

 

A scenario: Work Order is generated with customers name & address, work order #, job instructions, etc...    and somewhere on the page it has directions to the job in a format like:

 

[Directions: From HQ, Drive South 2.5 Miles on First Avenue, Turn Left at First Signal, Proceed .5 Miles to Job at 2345 West Main Street]

 

Something like that. I figure if the web viewer can display a visual map on the screen, maybe there is a way to tap into the code that produces the road map, yeah?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

L4K

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