I need a spider/crawler written (in any programming language) to gather addresses (of a retail store chain), and the features each store offers, from a website and place them in an excel table for processing later (to be imported into Micrsoft Mappoint).
I'm not sure what the back-end of the website runs on (SQL, etc), but the server-side mark-up is ASP (or ASPX). The spider must be able to input data into the search fields and then search through the results for the needed information.... and, as mentioned above, assemble the data into a spreadsheet.
No installer, no fancy GUI... just an .exe that does the work.
NOTE TO FACILITATOR: This data miner is not for gathering email addresses, names, or even telephone numbers. It is to map store locations (in all 50 states) in Mappoint for travelers. None of which is confidential.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
All MS Windows.