The Photographer's Ephemeris, a tool that helps photographer's plan landscape photos by providing lighting information about locations, will soon receive a new 3D upgrade. Over the weekend, the company announced plans to launch a new product called the Photographer's Ephemeris 3D for iOS, a 'visualize tool' that allows users to view the effects of sunlight on a landscape anywhere in the world using 3D topographical models.

According to the Photographer's Ephemeris, the new 3D iOS app enables users to simulate the presence of the sun, moon, and Milky Way in any given landscape during a certain period of time. The simulation presents 'actual topography' that shows how the sun's light will look spread across the land, as well as where the moon and Milky Way will be located for nighttime photography. The simulations are available in time frames ranging from days to years in the future.

The 3D iOS app launched in New Zealand and Ireland yesterday, but won't arrive for everyone else until June 27. The application can be used on any device running iOS 10, though more powerful devices will show greater detail in the simulations. The app will be priced at $19.99, $30.99 AUD, €21,99 EURO and £19.99 GBP. The company says it plans to offer a pro subscription in the future with, among other things, full offline support. It is unclear whether the company plans to launch an Android version.

Via: Photographer's Ephemeris