Total: 67327 apps , New today: 0 , Updated today: 0 Sign in with a Google Account


Home  »  Tools  »  Measure Height

Measure Height image

Measure Height - 5.00 USD

by Fundy Android, Version: 2.3 , 95 KB  

Package name: ian.com.height , Last Update: 2012-02-24 08:41:55


0 ratings (0.000 average)

<50 downloads


What's new in this version (2.3):

This app has been mostly redesigned to improve accuracy and ease of use. Now the alignment with the object to be measured is done using the phone's camera viewfinder, instead of by tilting the phone as before. This is a big improvement in accuracy and fun to use.

Description

This app is designed to estimate the height of tall trees, towers or buildings.

Begin by carefully aligning the red dot at the center of the phone's viewfinder phone with the highest point of the building or tree. You should be standing perhaps twice as far away from the object as you estimate its height to be. Preferably you are on level ground at the same elevation as the base of the object.

All the commands in the app are on the sliding menu bar in the center of the screen, When the app opens, the orange button 1 is shown. Scroll the menu down for the other options.

Tap the orange button marked '1) record the angle'. The measured angle and the location where you are standing should then appear written over the orange button.

Your observer position is now marked on the lower map with a yellow dot.

The button marked '2) set observer position on map' is optional and not generally used. Generally this would only be chosen if the GPS location is not accurate enough.

Now scroll down the top half of the screen until the yellow buttons 3a and 3b are visible.

There are two alternatives for inputting the location of the object whose height is being estimated.

Usually you will locate the object on the map by sliding the map until the object is in the center. Then tap yellow button 3a. This option is handy if it is difficult to walk to the base of the object.

Or if you wish, you can walk to the actual base of the object and then tap the yellow button 3b to record the location.

Either way, the object lo0cation should now be marked in yellow on the screen.

To calculate the height estimate, scroll down past the yellow buttons to the green button '4)calculate the height'. Tap this button and the height, distance away, and angle of measurement will appear written in the white box just below on the scrollable center menu.

The height estimate depends somewhat on the variability of the GPS positions, which only claim to be within 10 m of true location. Most often, they seems to be within 3 m of true position.

Note: For the GPS location settings to function accurately, the Location setting must be set to Use Satellite Location on the Location settings of your phone.

It may take a couple of minutes till the satellite connection is established properly and you must wait. You can check whether it has a satisfactory signal by starting Google Maps first, and checking that your location appears on the screen as a blue triangle.

Because it hogs battery power, the Satellite Location setting should be turned off after you finish using the app, unless you choose to leave it on for other apps.

Measure Height screenshot 1

Apps from the same developer

Ottawa Heritage Tour This app is a detailed guide to 250 heritage buildings near downtown Ottawa. The app can be used on-site or re ...
Real Estate USA This app displays real estate listings for the street or postal code where you are, or for any selected location &# ...
Pocket Surveyor The app calculates area and perimeter and creates a rough 'metes-and-bounds' description, simil ...
Montreal Square Mile Mansions A walking tour of 100 historic mansions in Montreal's Golden Square Mile, with background about each and addit ...
Fundy Minerals This app is a rockhound guide to the Bay of Fundy zeolites and other collectible minerals. All this info is contai ...

Related Android Apps

マイボキャKEY マイボキャで単語を勉強しあなたのボキャブラリーを強化しよう!
No Touch Prevent accidental touches on your screen. Useful when watching movies, passing the phone around, reading ...
Aurora Universal Search Aurora - not only intelligent device search, but also quick share of your data!
Giftapp -app list send- Giftapp is can teach your favorite applications to friend.
CallFreq CallFreq is an intelligent phone book and dial pad. Select the contacts that you use most often at this time or day ...


Find more Android apps and games

Androlicious.com is a website that shows applications and games from Android Market. You can download and install apps and games directly from Android Market using an Android phone or by using WebConnect mobile application.