Theodolite 3.1 for iPhone 5 announced
Hunter Research and Technology has announced Theodolite 3.1, an augmented reality navigation app for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It works as a compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer on the devices. Theodolite overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/vertical inclination on the live camera image of the devices, essentially turning them into electronic viewfinder.
Theodolite 3.1 has been optimised for the new iPhone 5′s bigger screen, offering 18% wider panorama and more space for onscreen controls and displays. In addition, this app introduces live map markers with realtime distance and heading display, improved handling of MGRS and UTM position look-ups, a variable 4X-24X rangefinder scope, an SLR-style camera reticle with focus prism and exposure indicator, and team tracking. The team tracking feature was developed in collaboration with search and rescue teams to offer simple and reliable operation with a minimal impact on battery life.
Theodolite can be used in the field everyday by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen, and search and rescue workers. It lets users take geo-tagged and geo-stamped camera images, screenshots, movies, and screen movies directly from the app, with 2X and 4X digital zoom options and fast buffered saves.
Theodolite includes features for serious users, like a reference angle mode, a calculator for height, distance, heading, position, triangulation, and relative angles, data logging, e-mail export with KML data and system-wide clipboard integration. Along with that, it has percent grade display, mil compass readout, optical rangefinders (including a mil-based reticle and sniper-style stadiametric graphs) and coloured lens filters to improve use in dark conditions and preserve night vision. Other features of Theoolite include military grid reference system (MGRS) coordinates, universal transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, and six latitude/longitude formats.
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