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How to... capture and structure data from websites using Import.io

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How to... capture and structure data from websites using Import.io

This is our second ttdatavis how to focusing on new methods for data capture and collection. We will be exploring one aspect of Import.io, which is a massively powerful free piece of software that can help to scrape information from websites.

Specifically, this posts walks through how to create an 'API from URL (Extractor)' using an example of the recently launch myNHS website from the UK Government, which looks at hospital care and quality.

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How to... Import live data with Google Drive Spreadsheets

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How to... Import live data with Google Drive Spreadsheets

As part of the 2014-15 On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition, we're producing a number of 'how tos' to better support think tanks to develop their visualisations. As part of our how to series section on data collection, in this post we look at how to use Google Drive Spreadsheets to import live data from the web.

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