So I was required to visit one of our favorite state agencies, the DMV. Its been a while, and when i showed up the line was wrapping around the building. So i went home to spare my day, and figure out a better way to accomplish this civic duty.
With some general knowledge of the existing public data, I attempted to track the wait times for all my local DMV's. and figure out where and when a good time to go to the DMV would be.
Going to the DMV website I found some interesting stats
This data provides a general overview but not the specifics im looking for. After a little more digging I wass able to find "some what" real time wait time on the DMW website:So i proceeded to scrape those wait times into a MYSQL database every 15 minutes for each location. Making use of that much data can be difficult, so i need to make a way to visualize the data, so i employed google charts. If your interested in seeing the ongoing results of this project click here