Scraper for the German Federal Budget
This scraper is an extended and updated version of the one used to generate the original visualizations on Bund.OffenerHaushalt.de. It uses JSON data available on the "Bundeshaushalt-Info" web site of the Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium für Finanzen).
Running the scraper
To run the scraper, please make sure you have the specified dependencies installed in a virtualenv, e.g. like this:
virtualenv pyenv source pyenv/bin/activate pip install -r requirements.txt
Having ensured the dependencies are installed, you can run the scraper:
This will attempt to extract all budget line items for the budgets between
2012 and 2015. If you want to scrape only a single year, edit the list at the
Issues and Contact
The scraper was written by Friedrich Lindenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the OpenSpending project. The code is licensed under the MIT License.
Please report bugs and questions to the issue tracker on GitHub.