Create a parking lot

Many corporate offices struggle with having limited parking space. For an employee, this can lead to a frustrating start to a workday. There is nothing more annoying than spending a long time finding a suitable spot, or even worse, having to park elsewhere due to a lack of space. 

Within Mapiq you can set up your parking lot, allowing your end-user an effortless experience booking a parking spot and giving you proper insights in the perfectly balancing your parking capacity.

Applies to

Parking lots can be created and managed by the following administrator roles:

  • Subscription Administrators (Subscription Owners, automatically are assigned this role)
  • Building Administrators

  Parking add-on

Parking is available as an add-on for customer that have a Premium or Enterprise contract. For more information on the possibilities on your contract, reach out to your Customer Success Manager.

Creating a parking lot

Within the Mapiq Admin Portal, a new tab Parking is visible for the administrators that are allowed to create and manage parking lots, for other administrator roles, this will remain hidden. 

  1. Go to the Parking tab
  2. Click on + Add your first parking lot or in case it is not your first + Add parking lot
    1st parking lot
    Additional parking lots
  3. In the menu that pops up you can set the following:
    Name of the parking lot
    Total capacity
    Total capacity of the parking lot
    Add a zone
    Zones can be used to indicate handicapped or electrical charging zones. Access to these zones can be set through Access >> Location profiles >> Parking location profiles. By setting a zone you the Total capacity is determined by summing the capacity of individual zones, setting a Total capacity will not be possible.
    Connected buildings
    Connecting a building to a parking lot sets the parking lot to the building's time zone and makes it available for the users working in the specific office. 
    Open days
    Days in which the parking lot is open can be set. Note that the Open days are not linked to the opening days of a building. Parking lots can be used for multiple buildings. If there's a difference in opening days for the associated buildings the logic would fail.

  4. If after filling in the correct settings for your parking lot, you have two options. You can Save or Save & Publish your parking lot. By only saving it, it is not live yet. You can work on your parking lot on a later date. When you Save & Publish your parking lot, it will be live for your users.

  Publishing parking lots

It is possible to publish a parking lot without linking a building to it. End-users are not able to see this published parking lot, only parking lots linked to a building are visible for end-users.

Editing a parking lot

Administrators are free to edit and adjust their parking lots. Administrators need to open the parking lot under the Parking tab. They can adjust the following items:

  • Parking lot name
  • Total capacity
  • Zoning
  • Connected buildings
  • Open days

  Introducing changes

Note that by introducing changes to the parking lot you can introduce errors. Error message are shown to indicate the error and a short instruction on how to address it.

Deleting a parking lot

When deleting a parking lot the administrator is always warned and needs to confirm this is the desired action that they want to take. If reservations are active under the parking lot, they are cancelled upon deletion. To delete a parking lot follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Parking >> Building to delete;
  2. Open the menu and select Delete parking lot >> Delete.

Related article(s)

Check-out the articles below to learn how to set up parking profiles, manage your parking reservations or how it will look for end-users.

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