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Category
Navigation & Photo & Video
Current version
8.1
Price
$7.99
Size
29 MB
Last Update
Dec 05, 2019
Platform
iOS

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Reviews 694 Avg. Rating 4.8
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itex25
Aug 21, 2018

This is a great app, let me share an example; a small city i was employed at had just resurfaced most of the asphalt roads. I got a call from the boss about some truck leaking hydraulic fluid on our newly surfaced roadways. If you dont know hydraulic fluid is like a solvent for asphalt and creates holes and ultimately will lead to a failure in the road surface if the fluid leaks enough. It was not long before i picked up the trail of the culprit, a local garbage truck , caught up to the driver of the leaky truck and informed him he was leaking hydraulic fluid and made him turn off his hydraulic unit and go back to his shop and to inform his boss of the occurrence. It wasn’t long before his boss contacted me and argued with me about the extent of the damages. I provided a map of the trucks route and pictures with times, gps locations. Argument over, but the boss wanted to know how i recorded this stuff. Showed him the ap and i think ,he’s a customer too. I know all the guys on my engineering staff purchased this ap and use it to record all kinds of data, great ap

Arjty
Sep 14, 2015

This is my favorite app. I most recently used it to find a Forest fire that had gotten within 3.1 miles of us. I took photographs at various places in the burnt area and then plotted the location on a Quadrangle map. But my main use is to record the location of petroglyphs in remote ( and not so remote sites) in the far west of the U.S. And Canada. Of course in some places satellite connection cannot be made but most of the time it can be. Not only do I get the time and the longitude and latitude and elevation, but also the azimuth. This latter is important because by adding 180 degrees to the reading I can tell what direction the petroglyph is facing. By placing a measuring graphic near the subject the theodolite photo also displays the size of the petroglyph. The theodolite record is redundant because I usually take more photographs with a camera, which includes the time and sometimes the coordinates, but never the azimuth or elevation. This along with iPhone Notebook allows me to travel lighter and scramble in the rocks more safely.

Feraltech
Aug 17, 2018

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!

TITNTUFF
Jul 29, 2018

Theodolite Pro is a fascinating application showcasing some of the abilities the iPhone is capable of. Whether playing around and curiously experimenting, or seriously putting your iPhone to work, it's surprising to find quite a few uses limited only by one's imagination. So far the application has worked flawlessly and been extremely accurate. Great job!! This app would be a great gift to a student learning geometry, or an outdoors person with a curious nature, or just someone who likes to experiment. I've seen lots of articles and apps about compasses , levels, protractors , and similar devices. None that I have read about or used can match Theodolite. Additionally, Theodolite is a well thought out app with a great user manual. I haven't had an issue or crash using Theodolite on a 3GS, 4S, and 6 Plus on their various IOS versions. This is one app that will stay on my device.

Squirrels & Bacon
May 21, 2017

Update on my complaint about in-app purchases back in January: wow, major kudos to HTR. I just got a personal response from a developer regarding my review - that's never happened to me before and shows that these guys really do read these reviews and respond to customers. They explained the in-app purchases and why they need to do it that way (no, they're not just hitting you for more money). I have to change my review from one to 5 stars. Customer service goes a long ways, especially personal responses. Obviously this app is awesome and does lots of cool things. I was frustrated about the in-app purchases that didn't seem clearly explained, but HTR got it right. Again, major kudos and you guys get 5 stars. Thanks for taking the time to explain. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

About Theodolite

Developed by the Hunter Research and Technology, LLC

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Theodolite has 694 user reviews.

Theodolite has an average rating of 4.8.

The latest version of Theodolite (8.1) ​was ​released on Dec 05, 2019.

You can download Theodolite ​here: 339393884 .

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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 (AR) 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 photos and movies with 2X-8X zoom. Overlay geographical data, angle markings, 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 image files self-contained data records. Third-party apps can tap into Theodolite's advanced camera functions with a camera sharing feature.

View current position on the built-in map with optional offline Outdoors maps that include topo contours, 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 in the main viewfinder. 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 including team land surveying, accident investigations, spotting wild fires, triangulation of landmarks, and advanced tactical observation and targeting. With an optional in-app purchase to enable team tracking, you can share location with up to 20 people on Theodolite's map.

Theodolite includes features for serious users like a reference angle mode, nav calculator, map marker import/export, manual and automatic data logging with CSV and KML export, clipboard integration, %grade display, mil compass readout, optical rangefinders (including a mil-based reticle, sniper-style stadiametric graphs, and a variable 4X-24X scope), and night filters to improve use in dark conditions.

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, Map Grid of Australia, 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.

New for 2019 are AR Layers, including navigational aids like the sun, moon, and Polaris (North star), and the optional US Mountain Summits layer that shows over 70,000 US mountain summits in the viewfinder.

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?

Note: Theodolite is an iPhone app -- see “Theodolite HD” for use on an iPad. And be sure to check out the all-new "Theodolite for Watch" and put Theodolite on your wrist!