Elevate your map!

Disc golf is played over all types of terrain. Typically a course designer uses the land as they find it to create an interesting layout, unlike ball golf where a course is created by reshaping and building up fairways from a preconceived design. This leaves disc golfers contending with a wide variety of fairways and often with significant changes in elevation during play. Unfortunately, the maps provided to competitors don’t always reflect the change in terrain. Watching the live coverage of the 2019 PDGA Pro Worlds has reminded me of this deficit. I decided to create maps of two of the holes in order to demonstrate how elevation data can dramatically increase how well the layout of the hole is communicated.

Can’t See the Forest for the Trees?

…or anything else for that matter!. Here is a map demo that shows how detailed layers scan make a map more attractive and useful. Google Earth is a great place start but its not the best way to represent a course map online or in print. Learn more by viewing the demo below. Remember, it’s all about the background!


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Click image to view the map layer demo.