Sun Position Analysis

Sun Position Analysis is used to perform hillshade analysis at specific dates, times, and locations. The output from this analysis can be used to visualize potential locations where the adversary can deploy personnel and equipment to evade detection from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets.

Sun Position Analysis illustrates how you can:

  • Perform an advanced hillshade analysis with a digital elevation model and the Sun Position and Hillshade tool


Sun Position Analysis requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website.

Requirement Description
Map Authoring
  • ArcMap 10.3.1 - 10.5.1 (Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.0 (Advanced)

What you get

When you download the Sun Position Analysis, you will find the following:

File Folder Description
SunPositionAnalysis.zip ArcGIS Pro Folder containing an ArcGIS Pro project template to get you started with sun position analysis workflows.
ArcMap Folder containing sample data, toolboxes, and map document to get you started with sun position analysis workflows.
Resources Supporting files for Sun Position Analysis.

What's new

Below are the release notes for Sun Position Analysis. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you would like to get help from other defense community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Date Description
September 2017
  • Added offline documentation

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