is a satellite-based radio navigation system developed and operated by
the U.S. Department
of Defence (DOD). GPS permits land, sea, and airborne users to determine
three-dimensional position, velocity, and time 24 hours a day, in all
weather, anywhere in
the world with a precision and accuracy far better than other radio navigation
today or in the foreseeable future.
The GPS concept of
operation is based upon satellite ranging. Users figure their position
earth by measuring their distance from the group of satellites in space.
The satellites act as precise reference points.
Each GPS satellite
transmits an accurate position and time signal. The user's receiver measures
the time delay for the signal to reach the receiver, which is the direct
measure of the apparent
range to the satellite. Measurements collected simultaneously from four
satellites are processed
to solve for the three dimensions of position, velocity and time.
an as-built GPS survey of your golf course?
Provides the course
superintendent with a detailed layout of all features relevant to the
course: fairways, greens, tee boxes, water, sand traps, irrigation,
yardage markers, cart paths and any other requested landmarks.
data can help the course superintendent reduce costs related to grounds
maintenance such as fertilizing, spraying and irrigation by integrating
your sprinkler control
system using GPS data.
Provides the superintendent/grounds
personnel with accurate course measurement data: area (ft2) of greens,
fairways, tees, bunkers, hazards, buildings or other required landmarks.
An excellent marketing
tool for use in on-line demos, brochures, scorecards and member
A powerful planning
tool for course design & layout changes.
The digital course
data can be easily integrated with an irrigation central control system
as Toro’s SitePro or Rain Bird’s
Course data can
be easily integrated with a cart-mounted GPS “Pace of Play”
system like UpLink or ProShot.