SIAPAS: a case study on the use of a GPS-Based parking system

TitleSIAPAS: a case study on the use of a GPS-Based parking system
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMéndez, G, Herrero, P, Valladares, R
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: OTM 2006 Workshops
Date Published11/2006
Conference LocationMontpellier, France

GPS-based applications have become very popular during the last years, specially among drivers, who use them to find the best way to their destination. However, their use is still far from taking advantage of the wide range of possibilities that GPS offers. The SIAPAS application goes one step further by adding new functionality to the typical GPS-based map. SIAPAS runs on a PDA and it allows drivers to find a parking space that suits their needs inside a parking lot. This paper describes how the system has been designed and implemented, and shows the results of some experiments that have been carried out to test its utility and usability.

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