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[_] Extracting info using Google Local Search API

Alex Bovey alex at
Tue Dec 1 11:50:06 GMT 2009

Hi all,

I'm planning on using the Google Local Search API to extract a list of
golf courses in the UK.  I'm finding though that even though the
estimatedResultCount is in the thousands, I can't get past page 4 of
the search results.

e.g. this works:,-14.400000&sspn=9.300000,33.800000&start=1

But this gives an out of range error:,-14.400000&sspn=9.300000,33.800000&start=50

Is that simply because the API won't allow you past the first few
pages, to stop people doing what I'm trying to?!

Thanks all,


Alex Bovey
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