FAQs

Exactly what data are displayed?

At the moment we offer the tourist apartment's ads basic data (location, price, capacity, id of the owner ...). We look forward to providing detailed occupancy data in the future.

We collect and show only information of the ads that we find in the different platforms. The same apartment can contain several ads (one for each room, for example), or it can be duplicated on the platform. There are many different cases, so we decided to only display ads found on the web.

Data model used in each file.

Why not join data from all platforms?

An apartment is usually on one or several platforms, with the same data or with different information. If you add ads from different platforms, it is likely that you are repeating many apartments, so the information will be distorted. That is why we offer the data in separate files.

Are you going to identify unique apartments on various platforms?

Identifying the same apartment on all platforms is a hard job that we do not have in mind at the moment.

How can I find out which ads were published on a specific date?

For each advertisement, we show two dates: The date of the first scraping (found) and the date of the last scraping in which it was found. With these dates it is possible to determine which apartments were advertised on a specific date. For example, to determine active ads on August 14, we have to filter ads whose "found" date is before August 14 and whose "revised" date is after August 14.

Why do some regions have a wrong name?

Region's names (districts, municipalities, etc.) were obtained consulting the Google Maps API with this script: GoogleMapsAPI_get_region_name.py. This method is not 100% reliable, and may produce errors. If you see any, please let us know.