Theodolite

Theodolite

By Hunter Research and Technology, LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-11-30
  • Current Version: 6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 6.80 MB
  • Developer: Hunter Research and Technology, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,738 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $5.99
Theodolite App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Total 1,738 Reviews

Theodolite App Description

Theodolite is a multi-function viewfinder that combines a compass, two-axis inclinometer, rangefinder, GPS, map, nav calculator, and geo-overlay photo/movie camera into one indispensable app. Theodolite was one of the very first augmented reality apps when it was released in 2009, and it’s been downloaded and used by millions of customers since then. Uses are endless, and the app is great for land measurements, outdoor sports, sightseeing, navigation, and finding your way around. Theodolite is a pro grade app and is used extensively by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, competitive sportsmen, first responders, military personnel, and search and rescue workers around the world. Theodolite lets you take data-overlay camera images and movies, with 2X-8X digital zoom and fast image processing. You can overlay geographical data, date, time, author/company info, and project notes directly on photos and movies for later reference. The same data is written into the metadata record of images, making the image files self-contained image+data records. Third-party apps can tap into Theodolite's advanced camera functions with a new camera sharing feature. View your current position on the built in map, with optional new offline Outdoors maps that include topo contours (feet or meters), roads, trails, landmarks, campgrounds, ski lifts, and more. Live map markers continually update distance/heading relative to the current location and also show wayfinding info on the main camera screen. You can draw polygons on the map to mark things like property boundaries and trails, and import/export polygon data via KML. Share map markers and nav calculator points with other users of Theodolite via text messages or e-mail. This powerful capability opens up a wide range of collaborative uses which include team land surveying, accident investigations, spotting of wild fires, triangulation of landmarks, and advanced tactical observation and targeting operations. Theodolite includes features for serious users like a reference angle mode, nav calculator, map marker import/export, data logging with CSV and KML export (via e-mail or iCloud Drive), system-wide clipboard integration, percent grade display, mil compass readout, optical rangefinders (including a mil-based reticle, sniper-style stadiametric graphs, and a variable 4X-24X scope), and colored lens filters to improve use in dark conditions and preserve night vision. Theodolite can provide location in military grid reference system (MGRS) coordinates, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, British/Irish National Grids, US National Grid, Maidenhead locator system, and six latitude/longitude formats. Optional US State Plane coordinates include SPCS27 and SPCS83 zones covering all US States. The optional Datum Pack adds over 230 geodetic datums to the app to improve position computation from GPS data, covering regions and countries on all continents around the world. With an optional in-app purchase to enable team tracking, you can share location with up to 20 people on Theodolite's map. Team tracking was developed in conjunction with search and rescue experts to offer a good balance between simplicity and performance. Theodolite has been shown in Apple Keynotes, featured on the App Store, and has been a #1 selling Navigation app in App Stores around the world. Since its introduction in 2009, Theodolite has defined augmented reality navigation. The app continually introduces new technologies, pushing the limits of iOS app development and taking advantage of new hardware capabilities. Find out why Apple named Theodolite one of the most amazing apps available and showed it being used to explore the Great Wall of China. Where will you take it on your next adventure? Theodolite requires an iPhone or iPod touch (see the “Theodolite HD” app for use on iPad).

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Theodolite App Reviews

  • Excellent tool for navigation and documenting important places

    5
    By Feraltech
    This app is both fun and useful. If you ever need to show exactly where something is, or show that you did that job out in the back forty, this app will provide a photo which includes all the information you can possibly imagine- exact latitude and longitude, bearing, altitude, time, date, inclination in 3 dimensions. In principle someone else could very nearly stand in your exact footprints to see the scene, based on the photo. Another useful function is as a Sight Level. I put some bright tape on a tree or the side of the house at my eye level. Using this app I can move around and if I can see the tape I can tell within an inch or so my elevation relative to the tape. This helps with landscaping my yard, for example. So if you are a contractor, forester, or investigator, this would do a nice job for you. I use this app with Boy Scouts, not only for a handy compass bearing, but also for questions like, “If that tree were to fall, would it hit my tent?” (Hint: 45 degree vertical inclination). Or, “How side is that river?” (Classic map & compass exercise.) I cannot evaluate the accuracy of the measurements (apps are notorious for displaying way more accuracy than they really can achieve), but they seem good for my purposes. If you have a boat with good navcom, check the accuracy and let us know! I use it a lot and like it a great deal, and yes, it IS a great deal at this price!
  • Great app.

    5
    By gypsyjoker12
    Well worth your time to download.
  • Great program for site surveys, as-built documentation, progress photos; etc

    5
    By Push_push
    I use this daily. Boss is impressed. Keeps asking for pics, “from your amazing camera.”
  • Az Builder

    5
    By Az Builder
    I draw residential plans. It’s a great tool for use in the field . I use it often. I can use it to locate property corners w/out having to hire a surveyor. I can do rough topos with the tools it has. Best value of any app I’ve purchased. Amazing tool for the cost.
  • Military coordinates

    3
    By pinto2323
    Switch to military coordinates settings would be nice to have
  • Theodolite

    5
    By mr g p
    Love it-one of favorite apps.- use all the time.
  • Useful app

    5
    By Fabflockfinder
    Would buy again. As a biologist, I use this app to take watermarked date time latitude longitude elevation stamped photos.
  • Very cool app

    5
    By Jessie vnvvn
    It’s a neat app. Useful for military folks or anybody that just wants well displayed data about their location and related onfo.
  • Super cool!

    5
    By Mycheckpoints
    I use this app when in the mountains when I want to know my altitude and coordinates and take pix of memorable places. It’s a fun app!
  • Execellent field too

    5
    By Samuribob
    Excellent field tool.

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