Sun Surveyor Lite - Sun, Sunrise & Sunset Position Visualization and Prediction Tool
By Adam Ratana
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Sun Surveyor Lite takes the mystery out of the sunrise, sunset and magic hours, helping photographers and filmmakers scout the best locations, plan effectively, and get the perfect shot. Solar Industry (PV) Professionals, architects, real estate agents, and gardeners will also find a wealth of empowering, interactive features.
The 3D Compass and detailed Ephemeris provide a wealth of information about the largest natural light source in the galaxy:
- Predict and plan for the golden hour, blue hour and every sunrise & sunset
- Visualize the sun's path throughout the day or through the year
- Visual time machine - take a quick glance at the light for a day, or dial in desired compositions easily
- Twilight times - civil, nautical, astronomical
- Solstice and Equinox visualization
- Sun shadow information - calculate the length of shadows cast by objects
- Magnetic declination compensation
Check out the Full Version of Sun Surveyor for more:
- Live Camera 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
- Interactive Map View - plan a remote shot or PV array placement, interact with a top-down perspective of sun and moon paths and events
- Street View Panoramas - 360 degree spherical panoramas with selected sun, moon and milky way events overlaid, where available
- Moon Information: moon position, moonrise, moonset, moon phases, apogee, perigee, distance and a Super Moon finder
- Show clients the quality and quantity of seasonal sunlight at a remote location
- Understand potential shade of surroundings and discover any obstructions
- Create images of the summer and winter Solstice & Equinox paths for a site
- Prepare night photography shots with the Milky Way & star trail features
- Offline usage (excludes Map View, Street View) - enter coordinates, save & load locations with no data connection or GPS available
- Measure distance, and difference between elevations, and vertical angle differentials with the Map view
- Import and export Google Earth .kmz/.kml locations
What's New in Version 2.0.1
- iOS 9+: Added 3D-touch quick actions for the home screen icon
- Minor bugfixes and improvements
- If you like Sun Surveyor Lite, please consider leaving a review!
- Sun Surveyor Lite has been redesigned to provide a better user experience!
- Time Machine Slider - now a continuous slider with a visualization of the daylight
- Configurable Info Panels - interactive panels for quick and easy toggling of sun and moon event visualization, with panels for golden hour and blue hour times, twilight times, solstices & equinoxes, and more
- New Date / Time behavior - will act as a "clock" until the date/time is manually adjusted
- Shadow Length Calculator - input object height to determine the object's shadow length for a given time of day
- Sun Surveyor Lite now includes demos of the full version's Interactive Map and Street View features
- Removed ads
- Additional localizations
- Many other updates, fixes and improvements
Extremely Good App
Ratana not only provides powerful features, but also has an amazing natural-feeling design and user experience.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Jun 25, 2016
- Version: 2.0.1
- Size: 15.7 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Adam Ratana
- © 2011-2016 Adam Ratana
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.