SIAPAS: A Case Study on the Use of a GPS-Based Parking System

  • Gonzalo Mendez
  • Pilar Herrero
  • Ramon Valladares
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4277)


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.


Global Position System Shopping Center Parking Space Global Position System Signal Parking Manager 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gonzalo Mendez
    • 1
  • Pilar Herrero
    • 2
  • Ramon Valladares
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de InformaticaUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de InformaticaUniversidad Politecnica de MadridBoadilla del Monte (Madrid)Spain

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