Company: Jurij Stare
Updated Dec 29, 2020
Light Pollution Map is an utilities app developed by Jurij Stare, and is available for download on both iOS and Android devices. The app is compatible with iOS 12.0 or later.
The map displays VIIRS/DMSP/World Atlas/Clouds/Aurora/IAU observatories and the user SQM measurements overlay over Microsoft Bing base layers (road and hybrid Bing maps).
The primary use is to show VIIRS/DMSP data in a friendly manner, but over time it also included some other interesting overlays that concern light pollution like SQM/SQC, World Atlas 2015 zenith brightness, clouds, aurora and IAU observatories. If you have a permanent SQM reader installed you can add it to the map by sending me an e-mail.
If you want an analysis of radiance (VIIRS/DMSP) changes over a period of time, then please use the Lighttrends application (look under Help).
Please send comments and requests for new features via email (look under help)
- VIIRS, Sky Brightness (World Atlas 2015), Cloud coverage and Aurora forecast layers
- Road & Satellite base maps
- Cloud animation for the last 12 hours
- Get detail radiance and SQM values from layers at a click. For World Atlas 2015, you also get Bortle class estimation.
- SQM, SQM-L, SQC, SQM-LE, SQM readings submitted by users
- Submit your own SQM (L) readings
- Observatories layer
- Save your favorite locations
- Distance measurement tool with azimuth angle report
- Offline mode (Sky brightness map and a base map are saved to your device, so it will be displayed when you are offline)
Need help? Join our Light Pollution Map Forum to discuss your questions, comments and more with other users from all over the world.
To install Light Pollution Map on your PC you need to have an android emulator to be able to run this app on your computer. We recommend using Bluestacks. How to use BlueStacks to run Light Pollution Map on PC/Mac.
Light Pollution Map is also available to download in the following countries: Spain
Liked Light Pollution Map? Don't forget to share with others.