Personal golfing assistant and method and system for graphically displaying golf related information and for collection, processing and distribution of golf related data

  • US 9,656,134 B2
  • Filed: 08/23/2013
  • Issued: 05/23/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A handheld apparatus for displaying a graphic representation of a golf course, comprising:

  • circuitry configured to;

    determine location information corresponding to a location of the handheld apparatus;

    store location information corresponding to each of a plurality of features of the golf course;

    retrieve a subset of the plurality of features of the golf course based on the determined location information;

    determine a distance between the handheld apparatus and a target object based on a latitude and longitude position of the handheld apparatus and a latitude and a longitude position of the target object;

    determine an elevation difference based on an altitude of the handheld apparatus and an altitude of the target object;

    calculate an effective distance from the handheld apparatus to the target object based on the latitude, longitude, and altitude of the handheld apparatus and the latitude, longitude, and altitude of the target object and a weighting factor determined based on the determined elevation difference; and

    control a display to display a graphic representation of the retrieved subset of the plurality of features of the golf course and an indication of the effective distance between the handheld apparatus and the target object.

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