San Francisco, CA, March 21, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Running late for a meeting and worried about finding a place to park? Unhappy about paying outrageous valet parking fees at your favorite restaurant? These headaches will soon be a thing of the past. Spark Parking’s detailed parking location information data is now available through the newly released Tele Atlas ContentLinkSM portal for application developers to incorporate into a range of GPS devices and location-based services and applications.
Spark Parking’s detailed parking information provides the locations of every paid parking facility in each covered city – from the enormous multi-level garages to the tiny surface lots hidden in alleys. In addition, Spark Parking includes facility size, operating hours, parking rates, available validations, and many more details not previously available from any source. As a result, drivers will easily be able to find parking that meets their needs and budgets.
Tele Atlas ContentLink is a unique Web-based program for content production and distribution that gives location-based application developers access to a wide range of up-to-date, specialized content and points of interest (POIs). Publishers of any size can post content to the portal, verifying the precise position of their content on Tele Atlas maps. Developers can then search, acquire and download the content to create highly targeted applications for personal and in-car navigation systems, as well as mobile and wireless devices.
Spark Parking’s content for San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and the United Kingdom is available immediately for use by qualified application developers. Content development for parking locations in other cities and countries is underway and can be provided on an as-requested basis. To learn more about Spark Parking’s content available through the program, visit: http://www.teleatlas.com/Pub/Partners/ContentLink/index.htm
About Spark Parking:
Spark Parking offers a range of parking management and data services. Founded in 2005 by CEO Cooper Marcus, Spark Parking was inspired by hours spent searching for parking on frigid nights in Chicago's busy Lakeview neighborhood. For more information, visit: http://www.sparkparking.com.