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

- fix for Google Play Services 4.0 crash on Android 2.2 devices
- Location Updates: Gingerbread+: Using the new Google Play Services "Fused Location Provider" for better gps location fixes.
- Location Updates: changed algorithms and methodology for getting location updates, should always obtain a location in most instances.

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

    by Ahmed Alamry on 18/05/2014

    Excellent its very useful app thank u

  • (50 stars)

    by Chaf Bark on 18/05/2014

    so keep the other version i won't try it...

  • (50 stars)

    by Bob W on 17/05/2014

    Perhaps this app works ok, but I cant figure it out. Compass not even close. Off by up to 180 degrees depending on use. Sun rise and sun set locations the worst so doesn't appear very useful. Directions from my current location off by 30 - 45 degrees. Would never trust it at an unknown location.

  • (50 stars)

    by Önder Bostancı on 13/05/2014

    A true way to remember of hemisphere...

  • (50 stars)

    by Vladislav Mukovnin on 02/05/2014

    Program is installed and launches without troubles. Sensors calibrated (high accuracy). But it doesn't show a proper sun location. Dawn is shown in absolutely opposite direction. And all the day through sun in not where it's showing. I would like to use this app but at the moment I can't.

  • (50 stars)

    by Ken Walden on 28/04/2014

    I love the way this app works. Recently started using this app and look forward to upgrading soon as I want to tie into Google Earth klm imports. This will help tremendously. Thank you for making it Adam!

  • (50 stars)

    by tyrone cheatham on 24/04/2014

    . Cool