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Rating: 4.8 (572) Cost: $6.49 Downloads: 10,000 - 50,000
Sun Surveyor predicts Sun & Moon positions (azimuth, altitude, time) with its modules: 3D Compass, Map View, Camera View (Augmented Reality) and Details (Ephemeris). Sun Surveyor is useful for film and photo location scouting, architecture, solar panel positioning, gardening, real estate, Earth Science geekery, and more! Plan for every sunrise and sunset!
Now with Widgets (9 in total)! Also, 2 lockscreen widgets for 4.2 !
Use the interactive controls to:
● Visualize and plan for the golden hour, blue hour and every sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
● Find the time of year and angle to shoot a location at Sunrise or Sunset, or compositions involving the Moon
● View augmented reality projections of the Sun and Moon paths, pinpoint the time the sun or moon will be at a particular location in the sky
● Visualize the Sun and Moon throughout the day or over a year for any location on the earth
● Observe the Summer and Winter Solstice paths for any location
● Sun & Moon Bearing and Altitude, Sunrise & Sunset, Shadow Ratio, Moon Rise & Set, Moon Phase & Illumination %, Twilight Times, Summer and Winter Solstice Paths, Equinox Paths, Golden Hour and Blue Hour Times, Solar Noon
● 3D Compass - A 3D projection of Sun and Moon positions and events overlaid onto a compass representing the device's bearing and orientation in the world
● Map View - A top-down view of Sun and Moon event positions overlaid onto an interactive map. Lock down your shooting point and align your shot with Sun & Moon events!
● AR Camera View - View through the phone's camera, visualize where the sun and moon will be in the sky, or when they will move behind a building
● (NEW!) Widgets for your home screen showing information for your current location
● Time Machine Slider - Visualize events for a single day, or watch the days get longer and shorter and the Moon's path get further and closer throughout a year
● Offline Usage (excludes Map View) - Enter Coordinates, Save & Load Locations with no data connection or GPS available
● Send screenshots and details
● Sun shadow ratio and projection, visualize the shadows cast from the Sun
● Local, Auto-Detect and Manual Timezone selection
● Compensation for Magnetic Declination
dch - 2011-09-27
Use for Kite Aerial Photography (KAP). The map great for scouting future sites and the pin feature makes it twice as useful
Eclectic - 2011-09-24
So much more than just a 3D and augmented reality compass. A must for campers, wildlife watchers and gardners alike. 5*s
Neil - 2011-09-17
amedeus - 2011-09-24
Muayyad M. - 2011-09-02
Wonderful application. Has many usages.
vicinaus - 2011-09-04
Will - 2011-08-08
Works great. Perfect example of a useful tool for Android phones. Developer has been very helpful and responsive.
yk - 2011-08-22
Paul - 2011-08-20
Great in augmented reality mode for working our sun position at other times of year on solar panels.
paul - 2011-08-21
Fantastic app.! Def one of my favourites. Easy to use, great graphics and well thought through. Many thanks!
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