Shadowmap Explorer

Take Your Best Photograph Yet! Powered by the Sun.

Shadowmap Explorer is our solution for photographers. Sunlight is most photographers' best friend, may it be by simply lighting your scene or adding additional mood and character.

Go, and venture into the unknown, but be prepared for it. Look up when that mountain peak will be dipped into liquid morning gold, or when that charming creek will most probably sparkle in the setting sun.

Trusted by photographers around the world.

Shadowmap Explorer

Take Your Best Photograph Yet! Powered by the Sun.

Shadowmap Explorer is our solution for photographers. Sunlight is most photographers' best friend, may it be by simply lighting your scene or adding additional mood and character.

Go, and venture into the unknown, but be prepared for it. Look up when that mountain peak will be dipped into liquid morning gold, or when that charming creek will most probably sparkle in the setting sun.

Trusted by photographers around the world.

Shadowmap Explorer

Take Your Best Photograph Yet! Powered by the Sun.

Shadowmap Explorer is our solution for photographers. Sunlight is most photographers' best friend, may it be by simply lighting your scene or adding additional mood and character.

Go, and venture into the unknown, but be prepared for it. Look up when that mountain peak will be dipped into liquid morning gold, or when that charming creek will most probably sparkle in the setting sun.

Trusted by photographers around the world.

We’re here to help

Does this sound familiar?

I wish I had a way to see the position of the sun and better see the shadows cast by hills and terrain from a first-person "street view".

Shadowmap Explorer offers an FPV feature to "walk" or "fly" around the 3D surroundings like in a video game. This way you can easily see the sun's position and its cast shadows around you.

Sunlight hours vary from region to region, and season to season, help…

Never lose track of the sun and its position in the sky. With Shadowmap you can pick any date and time to get accurate sun data on the fly.

I don’t have time to meticulously look up sun exposure for different buildings at my shoot.

Our interactive, fully navigable 3D map can save your precious time. Global building data and precise sunlight visualization help you preview the exact position and shape of shadows.

What now, my outdoor motif is all cloaked in shadow?

Planning ahead with Shadowmap could have prevented this mishap. Easily visualize 3D terrain and buildings in our interactive sunlight & shadow simulation. Our map provides worldwide visualization of destinations in 3D. Search for the region you are going to and freely navigate around the map to screen potential photo locations. All while seeing the real shading impact of your surroundings.

We’re here to help

Does this sound familiar?

I wish I had a way to see the position of the sun and better see the shadows cast by hills and terrain from a first-person "street view".

Shadowmap Explorer offers an FPV feature to "walk" or "fly" around the 3D surroundings like in a video game. This way you can easily see the sun's position and its cast shadows around you.

Sunlight hours vary from region to region, and season to season, help…

Never lose track of the sun and its position in the sky. With Shadowmap you can pick any date and time to get accurate sun data on the fly.

I don’t have time to meticulously look up sun exposure for different buildings at my shoot.

Our interactive, fully navigable 3D map can save your precious time. Global building data and precise sunlight visualization help you preview the exact position and shape of shadows.

What now, my outdoor motif is all cloaked in shadow?

Planning ahead with Shadowmap could have prevented this mishap. Easily visualize 3D terrain and buildings in our interactive sunlight & shadow simulation. Our map provides worldwide visualization of destinations in 3D. Search for the region you are going to and freely navigate around the map to screen potential photo locations. All while seeing the real shading impact of your surroundings.

We’re here to help

Does this sound familiar?

I wish I had a way to see the position of the sun and better see the shadows cast by hills and terrain from a first-person "street view".

Shadowmap Explorer offers an FPV feature to "walk" or "fly" around the 3D surroundings like in a video game. This way you can easily see the sun's position and its cast shadows around you.

Sunlight hours vary from region to region, and season to season, help…

Never lose track of the sun and its position in the sky. With Shadowmap you can pick any date and time to get accurate sun data on the fly.

I don’t have time to meticulously look up sun exposure for different buildings at my shoot.

Our interactive, fully navigable 3D map can save your precious time. Global building data and precise sunlight visualization help you preview the exact position and shape of shadows.

What now, my outdoor motif is all cloaked in shadow?

Planning ahead with Shadowmap could have prevented this mishap. Easily visualize 3D terrain and buildings in our interactive sunlight & shadow simulation. Our map provides worldwide visualization of destinations in 3D. Search for the region you are going to and freely navigate around the map to screen potential photo locations. All while seeing the real shading impact of your surroundings.

Start exploring with Shadowmap

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

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.

Photograph

Visualization

Global Visualization of Sunlight & Shadow

Accurate shade analysis, real-time results.

Unrestricted Time & Date Change

Access your online sunlight simulation via easy slider input, and find out what time is golden hour.

Sun Path & Compass

Keep track of the Sun and plan for your project. This feature is perfect for sunlight photography.

Full Camera Freedom

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

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

0.00

Easiest way to try Shadowmap. No credit card needed.

Sun path & compass

Change time of current day

Worldwide 3D buildings + terrain

No registration required

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Shadowmap Explorer

2.50

/month

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

Worldwide 3D buildings + terrain

Change time of current day

Sun path & compass

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

Full camera freedom

First-person view incl. variable focal length

30.00

billed annually

– cancel anytime

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