Consortium launched US parking database

Consortium launched US parking database
Newly launched Parking Data Ventures, LLC today announced the availability for licensing of a database of 10,000 parkings from more than twenty of the largest parking companies in North America.

Among the information available initially will be a parking facility’s entry points, hours of operation, accepted forms of payment, normalized pricing schedule, height restrictions and amenities provided. Real-time payment and reservation functionality may be enabled in the future.

The parking companies participating in the launch of Parking Data Ventures include its founding partners – Central Parking System, Inc. and Standard Parking (NASDAQ:STAN). Other parking companies making their data available to the database include: Ampco System Parking, Impark, Republic Parking, Lanier Parking, Ace Parking, and Five Star Parking.

Location-based content provider Urban Mapping launched the same kind of database at the end of last year (read here) with less parking (3,500) but a slightly more sophisticated approach since the database is also available through an API and offers a parking fare calculator that computes parking fees specific to dates and duration.

Friday, August 28th 2009

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