Apple Maps adds Parkopedia data on garages and parking lots

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Starting Wednesday in some venues, Apple Maps will supplement existing data on parking with more information from the Parkopedia database, including pricing, real-time spot availability, and hours of operation of garages and parking lots.




Parkopedia has an app on the iOS App Store that supplies the company's data to iOS users already. However, the addition of the service's data to Apple Maps will allow users to view key information about garages and organized parking areas, with the ability to click-through to the app to view more detailed information about the area.

Apple started adding information about parking areas in March, with just an icon denoting a parking venue and very limited information associated with the location. Apple Maps is now providing a subset of information in supported areas directly from Parkopedia about the kind of facility that is selected, giving the user data about payment options, hours the facility is open, and electric vehicle charging spots without leaving the app.

The data from Parkopedia is a natural supplement to the iOS 10 addition of location services marking of a user's parked car automatically on Apple Maps, based on the completion of a journey that is not the user's home.

Parkopedia bills itself as a "wikipedia for parking" covering 75 countries, 38 million parking spots, and 150,000 facilities in over 6300 cities and towns. Users are able to add, edit, and review parking information on the site. In conjunction with garage owners, the app can allow for reservations, and distribution of special offers to app users.

No timetable has been announced for expansion of the Parkopedia dataset for all Apple Maps users.

The Parkopedia app requires 73MB of storage space, requires iOS 8 or greater, and is available on the iOS App store.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    Real-time updated open parking spot information? That sounds good.
    lolliver
  • Reply 2 of 6
    hmlongcohmlongco Posts: 311member
    Ooooh.... Height information on garages! Makes traveling with a Rocketbox easier!
  • Reply 3 of 6
    djkfisherdjkfisher Posts: 127member
    You can add all you want, but until Apple Maps can get you where you are going......... Really need to give up this project, Maps, and concentrate on your strong points. Maps is not one of them :(
  • Reply 4 of 6
    kevin keekevin kee Posts: 1,291member
    Nice, I can see that on my Map now - which is already perfect. I applaud Apple to provide better service on their map.

    djkfisher said:
    You can add all you want, but until Apple Maps can get you where you are going......... Really need to give up this project, Maps, and concentrate on your strong points. Maps is not one of them :(
    I assume you are trolling. Have a nice day.
    lostkiwi
  • Reply 5 of 6
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
    djkfisher said:
    You can add all you want, but until Apple Maps can get you where you are going......... Really need to give up this project, Maps, and concentrate on your strong points. Maps is not one of them :(
    WTF does that even mean!! Go back to sucking Google's Alphabetized tits.
    lostkiwi
  • Reply 6 of 6
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member
    djkfisher said:
    You can add all you want, but until Apple Maps can get you where you are going......... Really need to give up this project, Maps, and concentrate on your strong points. Maps is not one of them :(
    What a stupid fucking comment. Maps has been getting me to where I want to go with zero issues for the past 2 years, every single day. "Give up this project"? Please, stay away from being involved in any project that holds any importance throughout your life, as you clearly clueless about the work it takes to build anything of value. Stay in your basement trolling, at least you can't seriously harm anyone or fuck anything up that way.
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