Posts made in March, 2011

Screen scraping for data in 2011? Really?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Source: Dave Bouwman just posted about developing a mobile app for the ESRI dev summit.  The thing that pipped my interest what that in order to get the data, he had to do some screen scraping.  Now this is no slight on him, as it was no doubt the only way to get it.  What boggles my mind though, is that in 2011 us developers are still having to resort to screen scraping to acquire public data. I guess it’s a fundamental flaw in the way we think of publishing data.  The process we go through is this… Collect the data Decide...

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