I have seen the python scraper described here.
Well this is very interesting. I am not a programmer and therefore some of the techniques and ideas of scrapers are too complicated for me. But it seems to be the tool of choice: I need a scraper that fetches all the data of South American schools (e.g. via wget of planet-files of Open Streetmap - see here http://download.geofabrik.de/index.html ). I only need the following data of all schools -from elementary, k12 and college.
name of the school / (college)
adress (country, town and postal code, street and housenumber)
website (if available)
see more about the tags https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/school#values
Note; i am only interested in the textual information of the POIs- that means no backward-engineering of the maps. So we do not need to gather lots of map-infos.
Background and goal: I am a teacher and I work on a little project in the field of education so to describe my goals. I want to say some words and thoughts regarding the philanthropic impact. I think that we should use Open Streetmap to:
improve the lives of poor children and youth by providing basic necessities, critical benefits and services,
make programs that do support mid-term and long-term development and opportunities that prepare them for success.
On a side note: this would be definitely a task for the developers at Scraperwiki.org.
Please help me find data (location and contact information) for schools in South America.