Automatically fill in forms on line

Jason Scheirer jason.scheirer at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 19:37:45 CEST 2008


On Mar 31, 10:35 am, Jason Scheirer <jason.schei... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 31, 9:50 am, "Jackie Wang" <jackie.pyt... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Dear all,
>
> > I want to automatically complete the following task:
>
> > 1. Go tohttp://www.ffiec.gov/Geocode/default.aspx;
> > 2. Fill in an address in the form "Street Address:" . e.g. "1316 State
> > Highway 102";
> > 3. Fill in a ZIPcode in the form "Zip Code:" . e.g. "04609";
> > 4. Click the bottom "search";
> > 5. In the opened page, extract and save the number after "Tract Code".
> > In the example, it will be "9659".
> > 6. Repeat Step 1 with a new address.
>
> > Can Python realize these steps? Can these steps be done witout
> > openning and IE windows? Especially, I dont know how to write code for
> > step 2, 4 and 5.
>
> > Thank you!
>
> You may also want to look at the Yahoo! maps API, which will also give
> you geocoding with a much nicer interface:
>
> http://www.yahooapis.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html
>
> unless you specifically need to use the TeleAtlas data or the API
> licensing is incompatible with the task at hand, I'd recommend using
> that instead.

And as a follow up, check out the Python Geocoding Toolbox:
http://exogen.case.edu/projects/geopy/

It already has Yahoo! Geocoding API bindings, as well as Google Maps
geocidng bindings in a nice Pythonic interface.



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