Sun Surveyor Lite

Sun Surveyor Lite


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Sun Surveyor Lite predicts and visualizes Sun, Sunrise and Sunset positions and times with a 3D Compass! Sun Surveyor Lite is useful for film and photography location scouting, solar panel positioning, architecture, gardening, real estate, Earth Science geekery, and more!

Use the interactive controls to:
- Visualize and plan for the "golden hour"
- Find the time of year and angle to shoot a location at Sunrise or Sunset
- Visualize the Sun throughout the day or through the year
- Study the sun shadow ratio and projection to visualize the shadows cast from the Sun

- Sun Bearing and Altitude, Sunrise & Sunset, Shadow Ratio, Dawn & Dusk Times
- Golden Hour and Blue Hour Times
- 3D Compass - A 3D projection of Sun positions and events overlaid onto a compass representing the device's bearing and orientation in the world
- Time Machine Slider - Visualize events for a single day, or watch the days get longer and shorter and the Sun's path in the sky change
- Compensation for Magnetic Declination

Check out the Full Version of Sun Surveyor for:
- Augmented Reality Camera View - Visualize sun and moon positions and paths overlaid upon the device's camera input; determine whether the sun will go behind a building or will come through a window
- Interactive Map View - plan a remote shot or PV array placement, interact with a top-down perspective of sun and moon paths and events
- Moon Information, Summer and Winter Solstice Paths & Equinox Paths
- Offline Usage, Entering Coordinates, Searching, Saving & Loading Locations, Export/Import/Backup to Google Earth .kml format
- Widgets (9 total) for home screen and lock screen
+ More!

Permissions Explained:
* Internet Usage is for reverse geocoding - looking up the Address of your current Location, flurry analytics, and ads
* Please email with any bugs or suggestions, if you have questions let me know and I can try to help you!

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Recently changed in this version

- Updated location menu visibility of gps/use current location option
- Note: Sun Surveyor 2.0 (full) will be released soon after a long beta period. I'll try to port the new UI/UX to this free version. If anyone is interested in being a beta tester for this free version, please get in touch (
- Google Play Services now requires 2.3.3+

Comments and ratings for Sun Surveyor Lite
  • (51 stars)

    by Patrick Piper on 31/12/2014


  • (51 stars)

    by kevin lindquist on 28/12/2014

    This works great never had any troubles and really helps when you are looking to build and place your windows in the correct angle and direction or just gardening purposes.

  • (51 stars)

    by Russel James Janiola on 27/12/2014

    Cool :) useful app

  • (51 stars)

    by anis suhaimi on 26/12/2014

    As great as it can be!

  • (51 stars)

    by Mischa Rosen on 26/12/2014

    Works well

  • (51 stars)

    by Don Key on 21/12/2014

    The only thing better is the well-worth-it full version. If you love (or hate) the sun, this is like having a third eye that sees the sun behind clouds, buildings, or even the whole of the earth. Wow, thanks for making such a great app!

  • (51 stars)

    by Lampal Alax on 14/12/2014

    Very good

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