Real shadows based on elevation map

Matěj shared this idea 4 years ago
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It would be great for an outdoor activity planning to have real shadows on the map. It could be done based on sun position and elevation model, see http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/139140/simulate-sun-movement


I imagine a simple control to set the daytime and the shadows would be drawn accordingly.


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Can you give a use case for this? You just want the current shadow position or simulate for artificial date/time? For the latter I could see a point, e.g. in estimating nice camping spots with sunrise....

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I would like to use it for: as you mentioned - finding camping spots, planning hiking on really hot days, choosing climbing spots. It would be useless without time control.