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Parking position

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Set a point on the map where your car is left on the street and notify your calendar when parking time starts. This will make it easier for you to track the time and location of your car.

Overview​

A parking point on the map and notification in the calendar is provided by the Parking plugin. It's free and works well with downloaded OsmAnd Maps and Navigation. A parking spot helps you remember the exact location where your car is left, as well as be aware of how far it is already from the parking spot and, if necessary, return on time, avoid extra unnecessary expenses, and share the location with your relatives. The parking spot is easy to set up, with or without time tracking, and delete after successful use.

Parking widget Android

Setting up​

To use a parking point on the map, you need to make the following settings:

  1. Enable the plugin.

  2. Make sure that the Parking widget is added to the screen.

Enable plugin​

The Parking widget becomes available if the Parking plugin is enabled. In the list of plugins, find the Parking plugin and enable it.

Parking plugin in Android

In the Android version, to enable the Parking plugin, tap the triple-dot to the right of the Parking position option, then tap Enable and confirm OK in the following dialog box.

Android: Menu β†’ Plugins β†’ Parking position

Plugin confirmation in Android

Add Parking widget​

The Parking widget is added to the screen automatically as soon as the Parking plugin is enabled. However, before installing a parking spot, make sure that the plugin is on the screen, and if not, add it by enabling the appropriate option in the Configure Screen menu. The Parking widget will help you quickly find a parking spot on the map.

In the Android version, toggle on the Parking widget in:

Android: Menu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Parking

Adding Parking widget in Android

Parking point on the map​

When a parking spot appears on the map, it acquires the latitude and longitude of the selected geolocation, as well as a timestamp of when it was created. This helps you visually identify the parking spot both when you set the spot and when you later track it and use it to navigate when needed. There are several ways to store parking information and use it to verify time and/or location.

Set a point​

To set a Parking point on the map, zoom in to the required level, then long-tap on the point on the map and in the Context menu that opens do the following:

  1. Tap Actions.
  2. Tap Parking.
  3. If needed, set time, and add a reminder to the Calendar app.
  4. Save the point.

In the Android version, to set a Parking point, long-tap a spot on the map and in the opened Context menu, do the following:

  1. Tap Actions, and then tap Mark as parking location.

  2. Consider time limits in the opened Parking options dialog:

    • If there is no time limit, select the Time-unlimited option, and the point without time constraints will be set on the map.

    • If a time limit is required, select Time-limited parking parking option, and then:

      • Select the end time of parking.
      • Add a reminder for the Calendar app.
      • Tap OK, and the point with the time limit you set is placed on the map.

Set Parking point in Android Set time limits in Android

NOTE: The start time is always automatically set for the Parking Point. The end time, if selected to be set for a parking point, can only be re-added but not edited. The expected end time of the parking reminder in the Calendar app can be updated as needed.

Stay informed​

To be aware of the parking location and time of parking after setting a parking point, you can use the Parking widget and the context menu of the point on the map.

The Location is displayed using Parking widget. When you close and reopen the app, the Parking Widget helps you find your parking spot on the map. Just tap the widget and the parking spot appears on the map.

In addition, the widget shows the distance from your current location or the center of the screen to the Parking spot.

Parking widget Android

The Start Time is always displayed in the parking point details. To view details, tap Parking spot and the parking point context menu will show the start time.

Parking info in Android

Time Left or Time Overdue in the details of the parking point with limited time, opened with the Pick up until, will show the total amount of time: either the remaining time before the expected end of parking or the overdue time since then.

Time left in Android

The Add a notification to the Calendar app to Calendar app option, if checked on Set parking time limit pop-up screen when you set a parking time limit, creates a reminder of the end of parking time in the Calendar app by default on your device.

The Parking point can be used for navigation when the geolocation is unknown and/or simply to find the best course when navigating to your vehicle's parking location. To connect a Parking point to the navigation function, do the following:

  • Tap the navigation icon on your map.
  • Select the profile.
  • Tap the From field, and select an option of your current position.
  • Tap the To fiels, and select the Parking option.

To show the route from your current position to the Parking point, tap the navigation icon on the map, select the profile (i.e. on foot, public transport, etc.), and then tap the To field and among the available options look for Parking spot.

Heading to Parking point in Android

Remove the point​

To delete a Parking spot from the map, long-tap it and select delete in the context menu that opens. If there are any reminders, they will also be deleted in the calendar app.

Action Delete Parking in Android