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Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 2008/09/16 - GolfLogix has one of the largest golf GPS databases in the world allowing golfers worldwide to use a convenient handheld GPS device and determine distances to the center, back and front of greens, major hazards and layups all on a readable screen.
GolfLogix, Inc., the pioneer of handheld golf GPS, announces that the company’s database now has more than 21,000 golf course maps worldwide, making it the largest professionally mapped golf GPS database. GolfLogix is continually adding to its database collection through a professionally trained team that utilizes Government-grade satellite and aerial imagery and golf course published data. This method allows for multiple individuals to review mapped data and make revisions on a continual basis.
“We can get a ‘birds-eye’ view of the course and combine that with the golf course materials,” stated Pete Charleston, president of GolfLogix, Inc. “Our method allows us to map courses quickly and accurately. More importantly, we can add courses and make changes more efficiently than our competitors.” Satellite imagery has improved dramatically over the past several years, growing in tandem with Internet sophistication, and offering unprecedented details. “We use the most current maps as well as multiple images on a single course to ensure that our points are marked correctly,” added Charleston.
In addition, GolfLogix collects feedback from golfers through the course management software and can further modify the maps making the most current information available to all users on a continual basis. “Many competitors use manual mapping which requires individuals to walk and survey the course. This is time-consuming and costly as well as inconvenient when course changes are made,” adds Charleston. “There are rare instances where images are inferior and cannot be used, but to have most of the world’s golf courses at our disposal that we can map in a matter of days far outweighs those rare occasions.”
GolfLogix views mapping as a continuum by revisiting maps not only from customer feedback, but on an annual basis. If maps are adjusted the most current information is made available to all GolfLogix users. GolfLogix Course Management Software updates user’s software anytime a golfer connects the GolfLogix GPS to his or her personal computer.
GolfLogix GPS provides golfers with the distances to the center, front and back of greens, major hazards as well as the distances of the last shot on a compact handheld device. GolfLogix GPS-8 retails for $299.95 which includes one FREE golf course download. Unlimited worldwide course maps can be downloaded for a low subscription fee of $29.95 annually. The database includes more than 21,000 golf course maps with new maps available upon request. GolfLogix is compatible on many computer platforms including Windows, XP, Vista and Mac. GolfLogix is available through major sports and golf retailers or can be purchased directly from our corporate website.
Founded in May 1999, GolfLogix (golflogix.com) is a privately-held company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, dedicated to offering consumers with the most advanced GPS solutions designed to improve individual performance. GolfLogix has been working with Garmin since 2000. Garmin International, Inc. is a publicly-held company that designs, manufactures, markets, and sells GPS enabled devices for navigation, communication and information.