parking management system

Topics: Parking, Parking space, Parking lot Pages: 58 (9310 words) Published: October 12, 2013
A PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM :
A CASE STUDY OF GARDEN CITY COMPLEX

MUKASA LUYIMA DAVID
BCom. BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY -(INDIA)
2004/PGD18/127U

A PROJECT REPORT SUBMITTED TO GRADUATE SCHOOL
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF A POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
COMPUTER SCIENCE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

SUPERVISOR

MR. NIYITEGEKA MICHAEL
(Faculty of Computing and Information Technology)

APRIL, 2006

Declaration
I, Mukasa Luyima David, declare that this project is my own work and has not been submitted to this or any other institution of learning for any academic award.

Candidate:——————————————————– Mukasa Luyima David

Date:——————————————————

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Approval
This project has been submitted for examination with the approval of

Supervisor: ————————————————————– Mr. Michael Niyitegeka

Date:———————————————————————–

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Dedication
I dedicate this work to Dad and Mum, Mr. and Mrs Ssemakula and my sisters,Martha,Rachael, and Rebecca, and all those who have worked tirelessly to ensure that I achieve the best out of life.

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Acknowledgments
I would like to recognise the people who assisted me throughout the project,because without them I wouldn’t have come this far.
I express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Niyitegeka Michael, my supervisor who has given me the guidance to ensure that this work comes to a successful completion. Special thanks go to Mr. Ssemakula David,my father, notably for his moral support and inspiration that have kept me going all the way.

Ms.Gutosi Patricia for proof reading this work and being there for me, I really treasure that. I am very thankful to my family and friends , who have encouraged me and ensured my progress till the very end . I cannot recognise all those people that supported me individually , but I would like them to know that I am really grateful.

Finally , I highly appreciate the co-operation of the Management of Garden City shopping complex for information provided during my research.

MAY THE LORD REWARD YOU ABUNDANTLY.

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Contents
1 Introduction

1

1.1

Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

1.2

Statement of the problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6

1.3

Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6

1.3.1

General Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6

1.3.2

The specific objectives include: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6

1.4

Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7

1.5

Justification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2 LITERATURE REVIEW

8

2.1

The need for a Parking Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.2

Chapter Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

3 METHODOLOGY

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17

3.1

Data Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

3.2

Analysis and Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

3.3

Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

4 SYSTEM STUDY AND INVESTIGATION
4.1

20

System study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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4.1.1
4.1.2

User requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

4.1.3

Functional requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

4.1.4
4.2

Problem of the existing system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Non functional requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 4.2.1

Hardware requirements . . ....

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