Building permits can be frustrating and confusing for people in AEC industry. Government data can extend back hundreds of years with no effective way of accessing them. What is hidden in the data can be tremendously useful to professionals in AEC industry and homeowners.

What it does

Takes all the data and puts it in one place with a map. No more jumping between three websites to find information on Permits Issued and Board of Appeals information. It uses robotic process automation to

How I built it

Imported government data into tables and maps and post it on HTML.

Challenges I ran into

  • How to automate the downloading of public domain data as they are scattered in different formats.
  • How to scrub

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

  • managed to get a running site. Found a way to automate the image file gathering process.

What I learned

What's next for Permit Helper

Consolidate data, create a dashboard/intelligence report for real estate development utilizing zoning/building code information available.

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