PGA TOUR launches new interactive app called Live MapsFebruary 06, 2013
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR announced the launch of an all new interactive web-based app called PGA TOUR Live Maps. Developed in association with Earthvisionz, this webapp is easy to use and features real-time tournament information on a detailed course map for all PGA TOUR tournaments in 2013, beginning with this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
High resolution satellite imagery from Google gives fans a variety of information whether they are on site at a tournament or accessing Live Maps from a desktop or tablet. Seamless integration with live PGA TOUR data feeds allows users to stay current with the on-course action and layer controls put them in charge of the experience, whether it’s to locate a player, access scoring data, or to find on-site amenities, such as the nearest concession stand, restroom, sponsor expo or hospitality venue.
“With the ability for fans to now carry phones while at PGA TOUR events, this was a natural extension of our digital product offering,” said Luis Goicouria, PGA TOUR Vice President of Digital Media Business Development and Operations. “It will absolutely improve the on-site experience at our events, but it also provides a unique way to follow the competition for all fans, regardless of location.”
Some of the unique features include:
- Current satellite images of each tournament course
- Zoom down for a close-up view or zoom out for a full course view
- Course and amenity mapping
- Live player and group tracking during tournaments
- Real-time scoring and last shot details
- Find a player feature
“We are honored to be partnered with the PGA TOUR," said Carla Johnson, CEO of Earthvisionz,” and to deliver the first ever live map webapp that will allow people all around the world to follow the action right in the moment.”
The site can be accessed at: livemaps.pgatour.com, with live data showing on tournament days.
Live Maps is just one of the many ways the PGA TOUR is looking enhance the fan experience.