As an amateur photographer, Adam Ratana needed to find out when is the sun going to rise or set at a particular landmark on a particular day. Traditionally, photographers would need to travel to a particular destination at the exact time and day to view the rise of the sun and moon to plan and determine the best time of day for a shoot.
The result was Sun Surveyor, an iOS and Android app that uses Google Maps APIs to visualize the location of the sun and the moon anywhere in the world. The app makes it easy to figure out when the natural lighting will be just right — and get the ideal shot. Sun Surveyor uses augmented reality to overlay the paths of the sun and moon on a camera’s view, so users can see where in the sky they’ll be at a specific time and place. Photographers can use it to plan their shots ahead of time, and businesses can use it to gauge things like how best to align solar panels to make the most efficient use of the angle of the sun.
- Photographers can plan and visualize their shots ahead of time
- Sun Surveyor overlays the path of the sun and moon on any Street View location anywhere in the world so users can see the exact location
Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs Sun Surveyor has used to create their website and mobile application:
واجهة برمجة التطبيقات للارتفاعات في خرائط Google
Calculate the height of a landmark
واجهة برمجة التطبيقات للمناطق الزمنية في خرائط Google
Capture the time zone of a landmark
واجهة برمجة تطبيقات صور التجوّال الافتراضي في Google
See the exact location and view
واجهة برمجة تطبيقات Android لخرائط Google
Mobile app for Android users
عدة تطوير البرامج لخرائط Google لنظام التشغيل iOS
Mobile app for iOS users