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IPI member parking locations to be "on the map" and readily accessible to consumers via the Internet and mobile data devices at no cost
FREDERICKSBURG, VA - February 19, 2010 - Finding a parking spot in the U.S. and Canada will soon get much easier. The International Parking Institute's (IPI) newly established joint program with Parking Data Ventures (PDV) will add thousands of parking locations to North America's largest proprietary parking database, available to millions of consumers through the Internet and their mobile data devices.
IPI's partnership with PDV allows IPI's members to add their locations at no cost to PDV's database of more than 10,500 parking locations. This database is the basis for virtual parking location maps that are licensed to the leading Internet portals, wireless carriers and navigation device manufacturers, where they can be accessed by travelers seeking parking information. Among this information is a parking facility's location, entry points, hours of operation, accepted forms of payment, price schedule, height restrictions and amenities provided.
"Parking Data Ventures' database is a perfect example of how technology can be harnessed to provide greater visibility and profitability for our members," said Shawn Conrad, CAE, IPI executive director. "IPI's partnership with PDV is an excellent benefit for our members and we encourage them to take advantage of this exciting opportunity."
"Our partnership with IPI, the nation's largest association for parking professionals, is a real win-win for both consumers and IPI members," said Jason Boseck, president of Parking Data Ventures. "The addition of parking locations to PDV's database will give consumers instant access to vital information. At the same time, the availability of current, accurate parking data on interactive devices will drive new revenue to IPI member parking companies."
IPI members can participate in the PDV database by visiting the IPI Web site (www.parking.org) and looking for the Parking Data Ventures link on the home page for further information on participation and forms for uploading information.
About The International Parking Institute
Founded in 1962, the International Parking Institute is the largest trade association representing the parking industry. Members include professionals from cities, port authorities, civic centers, academic institutions, hospitals, airports, theme parks, corporate complexes, race tracks, transit and transportation agencies, convention and sports centers, architects, engineers, financial consultants, urban planners, commercial parking operators and suppliers of equipment, products and services to the parking and transportation industry. www.parking.org
About Parking Data Ventures
Parking Data Ventures, LLC, is the leading source of high-quality parking data in the U.S. and Canadian markets. Parking Data Ventures sources its data directly from many of the largest parking companies in North America. This high-quality parking data can be used to significantly enhance the local search and location-based service (LBS) offerings from Internet portals, navigation device providers, and wireless carriers.