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Fun use of data.
For this to be usable, imagine the person driving in from the freeway, it could:
-tell you what lots are full (or nearly full)
“all lots are full”; or “Only the 4th and washington, and library lot are open”
-tell you where to park based on ann arbor region (for main st press one, … state st, … south university)
user presses 1
“all lots are open near main st”; or “The 4th and washington and ann st lots are open near main st”
The “all lots are full”; or “Only the 4th and washington, and library lot are open” suggestion is great. People really don’t need to know how many spaces are available just which lots available and which aren’t.
The system could also keep track of your menu selection based on your Caller ID and automatically give you information for the last few lots you selected based on your previous calls.
Edward Vielmetti let us know that the URL and format of the parking data was changed. We’ve updated the code to reflect the changes. Thanks Ed.