AerialSphere designed the XP360 “to change the way people deliver and interact with maps,” according to the company’s website. The XP360 combines 360-degree aerial imagery with location data to give a detailed, bird’s-eye view of a given area. Users can experience a site from any angle. For example, the technology has been used to make a virtual tour of San Francisco.
The Waste Management Open tournament committee used the XP360 daily when designing the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course and the surrounding tournament area. Other planning groups also used the technology to promote, maintain and build vendor locations. The XP360 provided multiple vantage points and ways to interact with the aerial map, including zooming in and out and panning and tilting.
“XP360 has been a game-changer for us and we will use it every year to help make the Waste Management Phoenix Open the best stop on the PGA TOUR,” said Cheryl Hussey, the Assistant to the Tournament Chairman.
This year’s Waste Management Open tournament took place over Feb.4 – Feb. 7 and welcomed 5,000 spectators per day, much fewer than previous years due to COVID-19 concerns.