Then I came up with my new idea: I found I could copy large amounts of the html code by selecting a div further back, and then I would paste in it (somewhere, idk yet), and then run a program to extract the data from the html! Even if I work really fast, like 15 seconds per copy/paste, it would still take me at least 16.6666… hours to complete, so I consider it quite manual - and that’s not even considering figuring out how to extract the data from it! I assume html classes and ids will be useful there, but I have no idea.
Although the last strategy also used reading from html, this strategy involves literally copying and pasting the code directly, which is more similar to data scraping, so I was concerned about whether or not it was allowed. My argument is that it is still very manual, and would take me many hours to finish.
Uses for the data:
I would not release any of the data unless I have permission since you guys directly stated that you would not add a map search feature, and searching for planets is one thing I would be doing. I think I would have fun compiling data about different resources being on what types of planets, habitability vs. resource content, etc. Also, one major accomplishment I would like to achieve would be a program to generate transportation routes (one for gasses, one for dense material) that could find clusters of resource-filled planets.
Thanks for reading!