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Creates a CSV file containing the latest data for all KFC restaurants in the UK
import sys, csv, json, urllib2
from collections import OrderedDict
# Script to automate downloading and parsing data for all KFC restaurants in the UK.
__author__ = 'Lucas'
__homepage__ = ''
__version__ = '1.0'
__date__ = '2014/05/08'
LOCATER_URL = "{0}&longitude={1}&radius={2}&storeTypes="
("Store Name", "storeName"),
("Post Code", "postcode"),
("Phone Number", "telno"),
("Latitude", "latitude" ),
("Longitude", "longitude")
def extractValuesByKeys(keyValuePairs, keys):
return [keyValuePairs[key] for key in keys]
def formatLocaterUrl(url, geolocation, radius):
return url.format(geolocation[0], geolocation[1], radius)
def getJsonResponse(url):
response = urllib2.urlopen(url)
html =
# Convert encoding
html = html.decode("utf-8")
html = html.encode("ascii", "ignore")
return json.loads(html)
url = formatLocaterUrl(LOCATER_URL, [51.508515, -0.12548719999995228], 1000000)
stores = getJsonResponse(url)
storeRows = [extractValuesByKeys(store, JSON_ATTRIBUTES.values()) for store in stores]
csvWriter = csv.writer(sys.stdout)
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