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TacApps – Theodolite Nav App Adds Geo Datum Pack

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

We’re big fans of the multi-function augmented reality nav app Theodolite. The developer, Hunter Research and Technology has announced that they’ve added a new World Geodetic Datum Pack option. This brings over 220 new datums to the app, covering countries and regions on all continents around the world. The new feature is targeted at professional, military, search and rescue, and outdoors users who need more accuracy from the GPS hardware on their iOS devices, or who want to work with specialized coordinate systems and grids.

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Here is the full press release –

Williamsburg, Virginia – Hunter Research and Technology is pleased to announce that the popular multi-function augmented reality nav app Theodolite has added a new World Geodetic Datum Pack option. Theodolite works as a compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, tracker, and two-axis inclinometer. The app set a new standard for augmented reality navigation apps when it debuted in 2009, and has been the #1 selling navigation app in iTunes stores around the world. Theodolite overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/ vertical inclination on the live camera image of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, turning the device into a sophisticated electronic viewfinder. Uses are endless, and Theodolite is great for outdoor sports, hiking, boating, hunting, golf, sightseeing, photography, and navigation. The app is used in the field every day by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen, and search and rescue workers.

Theodolite lets users take geo-tagged and geo-stamped camera images, screenshots, movies, and screen movies directly from the app. Users can choose to watermark geographical data and custom notes directly on photos and movies for later reference. The app also includes features for serious users like a navigation calculator, map with live markers, data logging, e-mail export with KML data, system-wide clipboard integration, percent grade display, mil compass readout, optical rangefinders (including a mil-based reticle and sniper-style stadiametric graphs),
colored lens filters to improve use in dark conditions and preserve night vision, and team tracking. Theodolite supports military grid reference system (MGRS) coordinates, universal transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, British/Irish National grid, and six latitude/longitude formats.

The new World Geodetic Datum Pack, available as an optional in-app purchase, adds over 220 new geodetic datums to the app for more accurate position and altitude computation from GPS data. Datums include NAD-27, NAD-83, OSGB-36, ED-50, and hundreds of others, covering regions and countries on all continents around the world. The new feature is targeted at professional, military, search and rescue, and outdoors users who need more accuracy from the GPS hardware on their iOS devices, or who want to work with specialized coordinate systems and grids in regions of operation all around the world.

Device requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch (Theodolite)
* Camera-equipped iPad or iPad Mini (Theodolite HD)
* iOS 4.3 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Theodolite and Theodolite HD are available on the iTunes App Store in the Navigation category for a winter sale price of $3.99 USD. The World Geodetic Datum Pack is available as an optional in-app purchase for $2.99 USD. More information, including screenshots, is available on the Hunter Research and Technology website. Media professionals interested in reviewing Theodolite can request a promotional code to download the apps from iTunes at no cost.

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TacApps – Theodolite

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A Theodolite is an instrument used by surveyors to measure angles in the horizontal and vertical plane. Hunter Research and Technology has developed an app that brings the functionality of the theodolite to the iPhone. It is an augmented reality nav app works as a compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. It’s AR overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/vertical inclination on the live camera image of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

In our community, Theodolite is frequently used for forward observation and advanced tactical navigation. Recently, they released version 3.0, adding geo-stamped movies and additional military rangefinder scopes.

HR Apps provides some in-depth info on Theodolite’s capabilities –

Theodolite lets users take geo-tagged camera images, screenshots, movies, and screen movies directly from the app, with 2X and 4X digital zoom options and fast buffered saves. Users can choose to stamp geographical data and custom notes directly on photos and movies for later reference.

Theodolite includes features for serious users like a zero reference angle mode, an A-B calculator for height, distance, heading, position, triangulation, and relative angles, data logging, e-mail export with KML data, system-wide clipboard integration, percent grade display, mil compass readout, optical rangefinders (including a mil-based reticle and sniper-style stadiametric graphs), colored lens filters to improve use in dark conditions and preserve night vision, military grid reference system (MGRS) coordinates, universal transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, and six latitude/longitude formats.

Theodolite lets users manage custom markers on the built in map with standard, satellite, and hybrid modes, compass rose, and bearings. Users can share map markers and A-B points with other users of Theodolite via SMS text messages and e-mail. This powerful capability opens up a wide range of collaborative uses which include team land surveying, accident investigations, spotting of wild fires, triangulation of landmarks, and advanced tactical observation and targeting operations.

Theodolite 3.0 introduces a new movie recording feature, with optional screen/watermark overlays and multiple video quality settings. Version 3.0 also includes three large-format sniper-style stadiametric rangefinders showing distance multipliers, yards, or meters, revised position formats with a new decimal minutes option, and color options for photo/movie data stamp watermarks.

hrtapps.com/theodolite or to purchase on iTunes.