BENEFITS OF GOLF COURSES USING LIDAR AND AERIAL IMAGERY
Geomatics technology is quickly becoming a crucial investment for golf courses and country clubs. LiDAR, aerial imagery and GIS provide many benefits to the golf course industry including course design, facility management and marketing by giving an all-encompassing view and more control over your course.
3D aerial mapping is a cost-effective way to capture accurate terrain and vegetation data that can be used for design and improvement of new or existing facilities. The development of new greens, tees, bunkers, practice facilities and drainage works, as well as environmental management issues can be mapped out and planned more precisely, saving you time and money.
3D models generated from aerial survey data can be used to manage and monitor greens, conduct hole-by-hole analysis, and make better spending decisions on maintenance costs. Combining LiDAR and imagery data can also help course maintenance teams detect problems from pests, flood risks, disease, invasive weeds, and stress to vegetation. Facility management is aided with maps and spatial data instead of just spreadsheets. Regular updates to the data can be used to identify trends in vegetation growth, slope or elevation changes, and course wear and maintenance, and in turn drive down costs.
Aerial fly-throughs and interactive 3D images and videos of the course are a great way to engage your audience, promote the course and increase sales. These marketing tools provide owners with a way to engage their current and future clientele in a process of discovery, sharing with your guests the best that your course has to offer. Showcasing the course and all of its surroundings in a detailed and interactive way, allows your future guests to visualize, game plan, and ultimately heighten their experience.