RE: no coordinates in my starbucks piggy bank results

From: Prokopp, Christian <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 08:58:57 +0800

Hi Susan,
This just means that you can load/scrape the data from the following
pages too e.g., at craigslist at the bottom you see "next 100 postings"
link which would be the next page piggy bank scrapes for you if you
enter additional pages in the pop-up. It should work just fine but
obviously might take a while to load all pages and scrape them.



From: Susan Hardin []
Sent: Friday, 13 January 2006 3:07 AM
Subject: Re: no coordinates in my starbucks piggy bank results

We pulled down the new build (Jan 11th). The Starbucks demo now brings
up coordinates. Great!

However, any test on the results in a pop
up window asking how many additional pages I'd like to load. When I
enter '1' I get a new popup window that says:

Piggy Bank Loading additional Pages:
Please wait while this screen sraper loads additional relevant web pages

If I enter 5, then I get five urls in the list of relevant web pages.

What is happening? I see similar responses to other scrapers like the
WorlCat library example. Is this a firewall issue? Something else?


On Jan 10, 2006, at 11:35 AM, Stefano Mazzocchi .wrote:

        Susan Hardin wrote:

                When I first installed Piggybank and the Starbucks
scraper I had no problems getting the appropriate results along with the
coordinates for mapping. Since the first day though, the results still
appear fine but the coordinates facet does not appear.
                I've installed Piggybank on other machines in the last
few days and the same thing is happening on them- no coordinates. (Yes,
I've gone through the steps to get Google Map Key).
                We'd like to demo piggy bank with coordinates mapping in
a U of Mich course next week and need to have at least one example that
demos well.
                Any suggestions about what is happening and how to fix
it? Any other demo suggestions?

        Had the exact same problem the other day before presenting to
the Getty Foundation: Google changed the way they do address lookup
(which is not part of their stable API) and broke all versions of Piggy
Bank before wednesday last week.

        My suggestion, for now, is to install a nightly build from:

        (the last one, the one at the bottom should work)

        Let us know how that went.

        Stefano Mazzocchi
        Research Scientist Digital Libraries Research Group
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology location: E25-131C
        77 Massachusetts Ave telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
        Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 email: stefanom at mit . edu

Susan Hardin
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