This weekend's Ryder Cup is not just being broadcast in 3D - the technology is also helping local police to keep the event safe. Gwent Police officers will be utilising 3D mapping systems from Cassidian to coordinate security efforts at Celtic Manor, ensuring golf's biggest competition passes without a hitch.
"With 3D mapping we can provide the force with a graphical view of the location of their officers that is more accurate than ever before," says Cassidian business development manager Paul Thomas. "This means that if there is an incident that requires backup or support, they can determine exactly who is closest, enabling them to respond in a more coordinated and strategic way."
Sky 3D are using the Cup, which pits a European team of elite golfers against their US counterparts, to air their first ever 3D golfing broadcast. However for those near the Celtic Manor course without Sky 3D, a crowd is sure to gather at the Hilton Hotel in Newport where a 47 inch 3D screen will show all the action.