Sunday, October 02, 2016

The Greatest Sports Maps of the Week

With the Ryder Cup about to experience a climatic finale it only seems right to lead off this Maps of the Week round-up with a brilliant Street View tour of the 2016 Ryder Cup golf course.

Google Maps, Ubilabs and Turner Sports collaborated to create this truly impressive immersive tour of the Hazeltine National golf course. The Hazeltine Explorer provides you with a first hand experience of all 18 holes of the Hazeltine National and allows you to virtually explore the tees, fairways and greens on Google Maps Street View.

The Hazeltine Explorer includes a video flyover and a short description of all 18 holes. There is also an audio guide to each hole, with a few tips on how the Ryder Cup players might approach playing each hole.

Over 35,000 people completed last Sunday's Berlin Marathon. You can see how every one of those competitors fared in an animated map of the race, created by the Berliner Morgenpost.

The Berlin Marathon 2016 map animates every single runner in the Berlin Marathon on top of a map of the race's route. As the animation plays out you can watch all 35,827 of the athletes as they complete the course. You can even filter the runners shown on the map by gender or by their home-towns.

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