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App: Frustrated Parkers

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Steps to open application using AppStudio Player for ArcGIS:

  1. Get the AppStudio Player for ArcGIS for iOS or Android devices:


  1. Open AppStudio Player, and from the menu sign-in with an ArcGIS Online organizational or developer account.

  2. From the AppStudio Player menu, choose to scan a QR code, and point the camera at this image:

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Mission Statement:

Have you ever been frustrated finding a parking spot when you are in a rush, or new to a city? We aimed to create a mobile application to tackle the issues of finding parking spots and some of the other issues that comes along with it.

Frustrated Parkers seeks to help users to find parking spots for their vehicles, be that a car, a bike, or even an electric car. Knowing if a street has a restriction or if it will be a no parking zone is helpful in planning where to park. More people are taking the environment into consideration by choosing to carpool, own electric cars, or bike to work. There are designated spaces for these kind of vehicles, and knowing where to park in these situations can help people to get a better parking spot. The app functionality aims to ease the access to parking spots for visitors and residents in Toronto, and to provide seamless and enjoyable experiences for parkers.

Video Presentation


Team Members

Marissa Hamilton: (left) Marissa Hamilton is an undergraduate student achieving a degree in the Bachelor of Science in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Prior to attending UNB, she gained a Diploma in the Geomatics Engineering Technologist at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. During her breaks between studies, she worked in the Geomatics industry, conducting various types of Geomatics related projects.

Marta Padilla Ruiz: (middle-left) Marta is a graduate student in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Her interest in Geomatics originates from the period she was participating in orienteering competitions as part of the Spanish National team. Then, she completed a Bachelors Degree in Geomatics Engineering and a MSc in Topography and Geodesic Engineering in Spain. During the completion of her first Masters degree, she got an opportunity to come to Canada and start another Master at the University of New Brunswick, where she has been living for the past two years. The research for her MSc thesis is focused on User-Centered Design of Geomatics applications, understanding user needs and including their feedback in the design process.

Wen Jiang: (middle-right) Wen is second year grad student in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering department, University of New Brunswick. She achieved her bachelor degree in land planning and management in China. After two years working for a real-estate appraisal company, she applied and enrolled with UNB for a further study. Her current project focus on geocoding study. The paper < What3Words Geocoding Extensions > has been published recently with the Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis.

Rajesh Tamilmani: (right) I, Rajesh Tamilmani have moved to Fredericton, Canada from India for doing Masters in Geodesy and geomatics Engineering at University of New Brunswick. I was a Systems Engineer at Infosys Limited (An International IT company) for two years before moving to Canada. I am a resourceful individual with a positive and proactive attitude to take up challenges and diligently working in a team to deliver requisites. I am passionate about implementing ideas that utilize geo-information and use technology as a medium to generate solutions to broadly relevant problems. My research interests are spatial data infrastructures and web mapping. Previously, I worked as a research intern for two months (June 2013 – July 2013) at Concordia University in the department of geography and urban planning. I did my Bachelor of Engineering in geoinformatics from Anna university, Chennai, India. I was awarded with the GOLD MEDAL for having secured FIRST RANK in B.E., Geoinformatics degree program among the candidates who have graduated based on my academic performance.