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Patented Technology

Our patented 3D Golf Course mapping technologies ( produce high resolution, 3D Golf Course datasets; ideal for golf GPS systems, 2D/3D golf gaming and 3D golf simulation environments.

Our 3D Golf Course datasets include:

  • Georeferenced HD Imagery (Photogrammetry)
  • Georeferenced 3D Terrain Models (XYZ) (Photogrammetry/LiDAR)
  • GPS Point Data (XYZ)

Examples of Mobile GPS and Golf Gaming - Multi Platforms Environments include:

  • Golf GPS Systems
  • 3D Golf Simulation and Golf Gaming Software (Full Swing Golf Simulators - EA Sports Tiger Woods)
  • Mobile Golf GPS Apps: Apple iPhone - iPad, Google Android and Windows Mobile devices.

Our technology decision to use high resolution, airborne mapping imagery vs. artist drawings was simple. We did not want artificial landscape creations or artist renditions in our 3D Golf Course environments. We only wanted the most realistic, physically true and accurate mapping data possible for each golf course. Therefore, we fell back on our geospatial expertise and selected airborne photogrammetry and lidar mapping as our acquisition and photogrammetric, mapping standard.  Our decision to implement the photogrammetric sciences empowered us to produce "hyper accurate", 3D Golf Course models, ideal for our data licensing partners Microsoft Bing Maps and Google Earth... clearly the best solution for the golf industry.

Our 3D mapping patent, outlines and requires the use of topography and elevation derived cloud data (XYZ) in the production of our 3D Golf Course products and services. Golf course terrain and topography are vital features in the production of  golf course mapping and golf course navigation systems.  Moreover, our 3D mapping specifications (horizontal and vertical accuracies) require us to use airborne photogrammetry and terrestrial LiDAR to map and model each golf course. (

About Us

3D Golf Course was developed in La Jolla, California. Created within the research and development teams of Terra Imaging and Pacific GIS. The core technology is a derivative product from years of 3D simulation and geospatial - visualization experience.   The 3D Golf Course team is comprised of a very diverse group of research and computer engineers, software developers, and 3D visual artists. Our team and company as a whole, is a living synergy of energetic, artistic and adventure enthusiasts, each bringing real world experience to a technically demanding environment.

Contact Us

3D Golf Course - "The Science of Golf!"

Ph: 858.366.4311