Sunday 6 July 2008

New Google Maps Tournament Mapping

We keep on adding features here in Golf Predictor! We are excited to announce the addition of Google Maps to our site. This cool feature allows you to see where the tournaments for each tour (US PGA Tour and European PGA Tours) are held each year. This screen is accessible via "Tourn. Locations" on the "View Options" menu of the member section and is available to all, whether you are subscribed or not.

The screen shot above shows the locations of all the events thus far on the US PGA tour this season (2008). Hovering over our customised markers will display additional tournament information. If you think the geographical spread is impressive, you should check out the European Tour map! You can do that by clicking on "Euro" in the "Tour" drop down list above the map. You can use the controls in the top left of the map to move the map and zoom in/out.

The maps plot directly from our database, so they only contain tournaments that we have entered into our system. We are constantly adding historical data so we hope to have complete maps for previous years in due course. Also, the address data can be quite vague (e.g. Shanghai, China), so do not expect accuracy at high zoom levels! We will fix any howlers as they become apparent.

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