Sun Surveyor Lite

Sun Surveyor Lite

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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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
  • (69 stars)

    by David Cohen on 05/04/2014

    Easy to use, finding where the sun will be at any hour is so useful when apartment hunting!

  • (69 stars)

    by Terry Black Sr on 28/03/2014

    Very handy app just wish my DROID 3 had a bigger screen.

  • (69 stars)

    by Ray Blosel on 15/03/2014

    Very accurate. Great for planning a garden. Using on a droid max, had to calibrate the compass to get better accuracy which was pretty easy to do.

  • (69 stars)

    by Linda Blosel on 15/03/2014

    Using on a mini droid. Works fine, location/GPS location works well. Great app for photography and location of sun for planning gardens.

  • (69 stars)

    by Asadul Islam Hasan Ali on 05/03/2014


  • (69 stars)

    by Brandon Barker on 23/02/2014

    Im an outdoorsman...this app is cool

  • (69 stars)

    by Pablo Apiolazza on 16/02/2014

    This app is a must for anyone who wants to make time lapses or shots during sunset/sunrise or plan shootings