Originally Posted by JenniferB
By far the most useful feature of this app to me is the "find courses near me" course finder in google maps and the "one click" to get directions to the course.
However, there are quite a few courses that just come up in slightly the wrong location, and it takes me a few blocks from where the course actually is. I don't know why, but I presume the location is entered incorrectly in the PDGA database. The only info I see there is the coordinates for the first tee. I don't know how to update those to the correct coordinates, and I especially don't have the coordinates handy.
We realized that once we had an app that used the online course directory data that we were going to have to improve the coordinates on a lot of courses. Cliff Towne, the PDGA Course Directory Editor, spent a lot of time improving the coordinates on hundreds of locations. Many of them only went to the center of the zip code. Now most of them get close to the course, but not always to the parking lot or first tee. We will continue improving the data, and what really helps is if you can report errors to Cliff. You can contact him via the PDGA contact form: http://www.pdga.com/contact?a=sf&con...se%20Directory
What I think would be a really useful feature would be the ability to update the course directory directly from the app. For example, once I find the correct location, I would like to be able to push a button and upload the correct coordinates based on my phone's GPS, so it's the right coordinates from there on out, and I don't have to look up any coordinates.
So that's my suggestion. Enable people to update the course directory directly from the app, with some automated features like GPS to make it idiot proof.
This capability has been pretty high up on our with list for a while (since we launched the app). As soon as the Android version is launched, we'll be starting to work on feature updates to both versions, and course directory improvements are near the top of the list.