Find the perfect light & shade for your photos, events or trips with the Sun's timing

Visualize sunlight conditions on location for any day. Anywhere on Earth.

Top-down photo of iPad on table with coffee mug and table mat, showing Shadowmap 3D terrain for explorers
Top-down photo of iPad on table with coffee mug and table mat, showing Shadowmap 3D terrain for explorers

Perfect tool for photographers. I plan all my shootings with this app. It’s perfect to find the right spots at the right time!

M.

App Store

Perfect tool for photographers. I plan all my shootings with this app. It’s perfect to find the right spots at the right time!

M.

App Store

Crazy! Love it for the precise solar shadows! A true upgrade for my Insta pics!

T.

App Store

Crazy! Love it for the precise solar shadows! A true upgrade for my Insta pics!

T.

App Store

My photographic work is extremely time-consuming to plan. Precise research and preparation is therefore an essential part of my process. The Shadowmap solution helps me like no other software to precisely determine the lighting situation at locations all over the world and at any time of year. Even after years of using it, I am still impressed by its accuracy and intuitive controls.

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Tom Hegen

Aerial Photographer

My photographic work is extremely time-consuming to plan. Precise research and preparation is therefore an essential part of my process. The Shadowmap solution helps me like no other software to precisely determine the lighting situation at locations all over the world and at any time of year. Even after years of using it, I am still impressed by its accuracy and intuitive controls.

Profile photo of aerial photographer Tom Hegen

Tom Hegen

Aerial Photographer

why shadowmap explorer?

Plan your shoot, event or hike. Be prepared.

Get clarity on sunlight and shadow conditions. Anywhere on Earth, anytime. We are helping photographers, location scouts, aerial & drone filmmakers, hikers, and travelers to get that perfect preparation, and plan efficiently. Shadowmap EXPLORER provides full camera freedom to view landmarks, travel routes or booked accommodation from all angles. Light, shadow, perfect day.

why shadowmap explorer?

Plan your shoot, event or hike. Be prepared.

Get clarity on sunlight and shadow conditions. Anywhere on Earth, anytime. We are helping photographers, location scouts, aerial & drone filmmakers, hikers, and travelers to get that perfect preparation, and plan efficiently. Shadowmap EXPLORER provides full camera freedom to view landmarks, travel routes or booked accommodation from all angles. Light, shadow, perfect day.

Global Visualization of Sunlight & Shadow

Accurate shade analysis, real-time results.

Unrestricted Time & Date Change

Access your online sunlight simulation via easy slider input.

Sun Path & Compass

Keep track of the Sun and plan for your project.

Full Camera Freedom

Complete range of motion, tilt the camera down to the ground. See the Sun in the sky.

Global Visualization of Sunlight & Shadow

Accurate shade analysis, real-time results.

Unrestricted Time & Date Change

Access your online sunlight simulation via easy slider input.

Sun Path & Compass

Keep track of the Sun and plan for your project.

Full Camera Freedom

Complete range of motion, tilt the camera down to the ground. See the Sun in the sky.

Global Visualization of Sunlight & Shadow

Accurate shade analysis, real-time results.

Unrestricted Time & Date Change

Access your online sunlight simulation via easy slider input.

Sun Path & Compass

Keep track of the Sun and plan for your project.

Full Camera Freedom

Complete range of motion, tilt the camera down to the ground. See the Sun in the sky.

Global Visualization of Sunlight & Shadow

Accurate shade analysis, real-time results.

Unrestricted Time & Date Change

Sun Path & Compass

Full Camera Freedom

Get shadowmap explorer

Planning with the sun or shadow?
Keep unpleasant surprises at bay.

Planning with the sun or shadow?
Keep unpleasant surprises at bay.

Pricing

Start exploring – find your spot under the Sun

Plan your photography sessions with confidence. Set up your event with the natural benefits of sunlight and shade. Embark on your hike without surprises. Shadowmap Explorer helps you to visualize sunlight patterns year-round. Capture the perfect light for any situation.

free

Shadowmap Free

€ 0

Easiest way to try Shadowmap. No credit card needed.

Sun path & compass

Change time of current day

Worldwide 3D buildings + terrain

OSM data, coverage and quality varies depending on location, e.g. high-quality buildings + tree data available in Vienna

No registration required

Shadowmap Explorer

2.50

/month

For photographers, film makers, event planners, health enthusiasts & hikers

Worldwide 3D buildings + terrain

OSM data, coverage and quality varies depending on location, e.g. high-quality buildings + tree data available in Vienna

Change time of current day

Sun path & compass

Cross-seasonal insights: choose any date & time in the past or future

via easy slider input

Full camera freedom

Tilt the camera down to the ground and see the sun in the sky

First-person view incl. variable focal length

FPV, walk around the scene and change the focal length

30.00

billed annually

– cancel anytime

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FAQs

FAQs

How accurate is Shadowmap?

How accurate is Shadowmap?

Is there tree data available in my area?

Is there tree data available in my area?

Can I save a location in Shadowmap (for a photo shoot or trip)?

Can I save a location in Shadowmap (for a photo shoot or trip)?

What happened to the Shadowmap Light subscription?

What happened to the Shadowmap Light subscription?

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Solar insights at your fingertips

The world's 1st interactive sunlight & shadow app. Visualize light for any location, time, and date. Perfect for solar energy, real estate, architecture, photography & more!

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Shadowmap app on iPhone showing city of Vienna held by two hands

Solar insights at your fingertips

The world's 1st interactive sunlight & shadow app. Visualize light for any location, time, and date. Perfect for solar energy, real estate, architecture, photography & more!

Notify me about the release!

Helping Humans find the Sun – since 2021

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© 2024 Shadowmap Technologies GmbH. All rights reserved.

Helping Humans find the Sun – since 2021

Let the sunshine in (to your mailbox)

© 2024 Shadowmap Technologies GmbH. All rights reserved.