Shadowmap – Find Sun & Shadow 4+

3D Sun & Shadow Visualization

Shadowmap Technologies GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 9 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Shadowmap is the world's 1st maps app for interactive sunlight and shadow visualization.

— Golden Kitty Awards Finalist 2021, #3 Product of the Day ( —

Built on global 3D terrain and buildings data, Shadowmap enables accurate simulation of solar shadows for any moment in time, anywhere on Earth. It is not only intuitive and fast to use, but it also integrates a precise time-based Sun model to provide the basis for accurate light simulation. Just as the Sun impacts various facets of our lives, Shadowmap is the perfect planning- and research-tool for many areas:


Use Shadowmap Pro to understand the natural lighting of a new house or apartment – throughout the year and seasons. Get confident before you make a decision and avoid unpleasant surprises. Speed up your preselection by evaluating properties remotely. Save time and – potentially – a lot of money.

«This is seriously cool, and I will definitely use this when I go house-hunting next. Living in Denmark where the sunlight is sparse most of the time.» — A.J.H.
«I visited an apartment today and now I know. You launched just at the right time! Perfect!» — Julie C.
«Amazing tool – helped me manage my flat hunt.» — Felix H.
«Living in Switzerland I assumed this wouldn't work because of the complexity with mountains, but this works really well. Great for planning where to live or even which side of the house would be the sunniest to eat outside.» — Calum W.


«Wow! Absolutely love it! Must have for every photographer who’s shooting outside.» — Olena K., Streamer
«To all film makers! Gamechanger!» — David J., Director

We agree! You can navigate to any location on Earth and simulate the local light setting without being physically present. Great for remote location scouting and time planning – down to minute precision. With Shadowmap Pro and its unlocked camera, you can even see the Sun in the sky at its precise location.


«I use this tool when planning photovoltaic systems.» — Jan D., Solar Engineer
«We had a site that was in a valley and your app helps us to see where the best location was going to be to maximize sunlight through the day.» — Robert T., Senior Property Consultant

Next to buildings, Shadowmap also takes terrain into account. This is crucial since hills and mountains can have a significant impact on average solar yields. Shadowmap helps you find the best location for any solar installation.


Outdoor sports, urban gardening, solar cars – the possible applications for Shadowmap are endless. We cannot wait to see how you will use it!

«It’s like that famous virtual globe app but with adjustable date and time, sun and shadows!» — Michael J.


• Precise solar shadows – anywhere on Earth, anytime
• Interactive real-time visualization
• Global 3D terrain & buildings: High quality data in selected areas, starting with Vienna, Austria
• International time zones & daylight savings

SHADOWMAP PRO FEATURES (in-app purchase)

• Fully unlocked 3D camera (see the Sun in the sky)
• Change date
• Satellite + outdoor maps
• Pro tools & more coming soon

Technical support:

You can purchase "Shadowmap Pro" as monthly or yearly subscription. You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless it is cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You may manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew after purchase by going to the ‘Manage Subscription’ page in settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription, where applicable. All subscriptions will renew at their respective cost.

Terms of Use (EULA):
Privacy Policy:

What’s New

Version 1.6

Improvements & bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

PhillyOn2Wheels ,

Only app of its kind

I never - or virtually never - review an app. But I’m a photographer and this app deserves my five-star review. I must have tried a dozen apps to help me plan for landscape photos and make educated guesses about where and when the sun will hit. Sure, plenty of apps will tell you the timing and direction of a sunrise or sunset. And if you’re on location, plenty of apps offer augmented reality so you can view the arc of the sun. But this is THE ONLY app that will show you, with the slide of your finger, whether you will be in shadow or not. Think you’ll see the sunrise at 7:00 from that footbridge because your app said the timing and angle is right? Better make sure you’re not on the wrong side of a building. Or a billboard. Or a whole bloody ridge line. Better download this app and double check before you head out there.

Developer Response ,

We're flattered that you took the time for this amazing review. It's great to hear that the app is so useful in your work. We are continuously developing more features, stay tuned!

NewJoy1769 ,

A whole new level

I am an architectural photographer and I have many apps on my phone, which help me with the sun. I found this app today and it is a Game changer. To be able to know the ex act time that the sun is hitting the building is huge. No more guessing or getting out to the location at the wrong time. Plus, this is the only app I’ve ever had the CEO of the company write me back so fast. I give this easily a 5 out of 5…

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great review and insight into your work! We love to hear it.

Michbex ,

fantastic if you plan to buy/build a house

great app, extremely accurate. recommended!

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much!

App Privacy

The developer, Shadowmap Technologies GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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