This is an application that displays satellite images of whole earth in Azimuthal Equidistant projection centering on arbitrary points.
Double tap: Move the center of projection.
Pan: Translate maps (only in the translation mode). Revolve maps around the center of projection (only in the rotation mode).
Pinch: Zoom in or zoom out on maps (only in the translation mode).
The button on the right side of the navigation bar: Switch between the translation and the rotation mode.
Long Press on the map: Display the shortest path between the center and the long-pressed point. Also, calculate the azimuth clockwise from North and the distance between these points, and show them in a text view. When tap the text view, the text view and the path disappear.
- Center of projection can be specified in either of the following ways:
entering longitude and latitude manually,
selecting a city from a list of cities,
getting the user's current location.
- Select the unit of distance: kilometer (km), mile (mi), nautical mile (nm).
- Show/Hide lines of latitude and longitude.
- Show/Hide boundaries of countries.
- Show/Hide names of major cities.
- Show/Hide major airports. (Their names are visible when zooming in.)
- Show/Hide concentric circles.
- Change images:
The maximum resolution of satellite images in this current version is 4/480 degrees per pixel. This application can be used in offline environment, but will be more limited in resolution.
Blue Marble: Next Generation was produced by Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
Natural Earth: Free vector and raster map data @ naturalearthdata.com.
Airport data from OurAirports (http://www.ourairports.com/data/).
- Show concentric circles.
Ratings and Reviews
Useful for hams
This app could be useful for hams who need great circle routes. It would be nice if the dev picked up development again notably to include heading or at least a heading graticule.
Flat earth and Satellite in the same title?
Flat earthers don't believe in the existence of satellites
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.