BLACKSBURG, Va. — TerraVea introduces the Course Mapper GPS, the first high-precision GPS mapping system developed for golf industry professionals. The Course Mapper GPS enables real-time sub-meter locates, measurements and inventories in the field, while working upon a detailed golf course basemap display.
The Course Mapper GPS system uses the best available geospatial technology, featuring Geneq’s SXBlue II GPS, Tripod Data Systems’ Nomad ruggedized PDA, and ESRI’s ArcPad GPS/GIS mapping software.
Using the latest mapping technology, TerraVea has turned the basic as-built map into a high accuracy digital dataset. Golf course assets are ‘benchmarked’ with centimeter accuracy now, versus 3-6 foot errors typical in conventional as-builts. The Course Mapper GPS brings this basemap into the field by displaying it on the field computer, where it is used for golf course asset location.
Using 3D Laser Scanner, TerraVea is able to accurately model the subtle shape of the green in high definition. This Greens Model is used to determine elevations, slope, pinable area and pin placements for the green. These areas and locations are put into the course basemap for display on the Course Mapper GPS. The SXBlue receiver enables rapid and reliable location of daily pin placement, saving labor over traditional taping and pacing while accurately providing consistent daily course setup; key to maintaining course rating and course slope.
Source : https://www.worldgolf.com