After you have created a parking zone in the AutoVu™ Free-Flow system, you can add the parking zone entity to an existing map, or create a new map to display the zone. Doing this allows operators to view the occupancy of the parking zone in the Security Desk Maps task.
What you should know
- A parking zone can be represented on the map as a position marker, a polygon, or both.
Each representation serves a different purpose:
- Clicking the marker displays the parking zone occupancy and number of violations in a pop-up.
- Clicking the polygon jumps to the map assigned to the parking zone.
- You can add a drill-down view to a map so that the operator can, for example, click a multi-level parking lot to have a view of each parking level.
To add a parking zone to a map as a position marker:
- Open the Map designer task and select the map that includes an image, for example, of the parking lot or of the geographical region.
- From the Entities toolbar, click Area view ().
Click the parking zone in the list and drag it onto the map.
The parking zone marker () appears on the map.
- In the Map designer toolbar, click Save ().
To add a parking zone to a map as a polygon:
- Open the Map Designer task and select the map that includes an image of the parking lot.
- From the Shapes toolbar, select Draw polygon.
On the map, click the corners of the parking lot to draw the polygon. Double-click to
close the polygon.
Tip: After you finish drawing the polygon, press Shift and click to add or remove points on the border of the polygon.
- Click Unassigned in the Identity widget and select the parking zone that you want to assign to the polygon.
In the Map designer toolbar, click
If a map is assigned to your parking zone, then clicking the polygon on a map in Security Desklinks you to that map.