Andrew Trench notes from the revolution


Indian restaurants of Gauteng [Map]

So, on Saturday morning after I tweeted about my world map of freedom of information law, Simone Puterman of BizCommunity sent me a cheeky DM via twitter challenging me to produce a similar map of Indian restaurants in Jo'burg.
Well I had a few idle minutes this afternoon so I whipped up a little webscrapper, scraped this information from the online EatOut guide and put it into into a Google Fusion table which did a pretty decent job of producing a map, not just of the Indian restaurants (or at least those which are produced searching for such cuisine on EatOut) but for the whole of Gauteng. There's a couple of unresolved addresses from the 40-odd that I grabbed which could be easily fixed manually for anyone who wants to collaborate on the table data which is here.
Total production time for this map +- 10 minutes.

A nice example, I think, of the power of Google Fusion.
So here you go Simone.

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  1. very interesting, i would like to add a few good curry places ive been to as well, not sure how though, But they are the following, Cosmic Curries in karaglen, Orbits in Bedford Centre, bedfordview and Banjaries in Bedford Centre, Bedfordview.

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