- How It Works
- Sync Data with Mac / PC
This app is to be used in conjunction with a dowsing rod or pendulum.
We suggest that the dowsing rod or pendulum be held in one hand and your smartphone or iphone in the other. As the rod or pendulum moves then push the corresponding coloured button to register that movement.
If you want to track an earth energy line or the perimeter of a medieval settlement, register the location of a detrimental energy line, study how earth energies change over the course of a week, month or year, or just plot the route of a leaking pipe at home, then this is the app for you.
DowsingApps gives you the ability to plot earth energies, the location of a stone circle, auras of a sacred site, a water course, ley lines and much, much more.
Keep a Record
Now you can use your smartphone to log the areas you're dowsing, sync data with your computer and have a permanent record of what you've found.
Keep a record of your investigations, studies and new findings. Share your maps with other dowsers and compare results to confirm or support your findings.
What could be simpler than pressing a button to record points of interest, go home, plug the smartphone into your computer via the USB cable and see your dowsing results on screen via Google Earth?
Made by Dowsers
DowsingApps will evolve and change with experience acquired by listening to the users of DowsingApps and fine tuning it where we can.
How DowsingApps Works
Most smartphones have GPS capability; using the signals received from the satellites, launched by the USA Ministry of Defence, orbiting the planet. The smartphone then works out its geographical position when requested (see GPS Tutorial for a quick introduction to GPS).
The Dowsing App takes this information and stores it in the permanent memory of the smartphone which can then be downloaded onto your computer.
Version 1.0 of this Dowsing App provides you with three coloured buttons: green, red and yellow. Every time you press one of these buttons the geographical position of the smartphone will be logged in a data file (a 'project'). The red (port) button is designated for your dowsing rod moving outwards and the green (starboard) button for your rod moving inwards. The yellow button is to register a point of interest; this could be the site of a grave, an unusual feature that you might want to re-visit or the route that you have just walked.
The app will allow you to name each project data file separately i.e. Avebury or Abbey Grounds etc. When you have finished your dowsing simply close down the application and the information will be stored for later use. Or if you prefer create a new project, name it and start walking. All the projects will be stored in the phone memory. Once home, connect your smartphone to your Windows or Mac computer using the USB cable supplied by the smartphone manufacturer, all the project data files will be available to download.
The data is stored as a kml or kmz file that can be opened using Google Earth.
Geographical Position Measurement Accuracy
Getting a good accuracy of the GPS measurement is very straightforward: you really need to be in a place where your smartphone can receive a strong signal from five or six satellites. You should then only get a 2 to 3 meters error in the measurement you are taking. We have installed an accuracy meter to help you to understand the accuracy you are getting from your actual position.
If you are in a tunnel, the middle of tall buildings, or in a valley with trees you may not be able to receive a good signal from the GPS satellites therefore the accuracy of the measurement will be affected; in this scenario the smartphone will use the mobile network signal (normally used to make calls and surf the Internet) to pinpoint where it is, the accuracy will be further affected and only be up to 10 to 20 meters. As satellite and mobile phone technology improves then so will the accuracy of the DowsingApps.
Future Development of DowsingApps
We are developing other ideas which will be implemented in future releases of this application making it more exciting to use, your feedback and comments will be extremely useful in helping us to develop its use even further.
Some of the future improvements will include: improving the accuracy of the measurement, a visualisation of the map where you are dowsing, to connect a Galvanic Skin Resistance meter, an Electro Encephalogram and other sensors to the smartphone to record your physiology whilst are you dowsing, to create an on-line database which contain earth energy lines, detrimental lines, stone circles energy lines etc.
The app records the locations of the points in the projects using a standard format named KML. All the project files will have the name you choose, followed by the extension “.kml” or “.kmz”. There are several PC applications that can use these files, the main one being Google Earth.
How to download project files from an Android device
- Plug your mobile telephone into the computer using USB connector
- Select ‘Use phone as disk drive’ option
- Select ‘DowsingApps’ folder
- Select the file you wish to view
- Double click and this will automatically open Google Earth
How to download project files from an iPhone
Like all iPhone Apps, the data files created by DowsingApp can be transferred using the iTunes application. If you have an Apple Mac, iTunes comes presinstalled. For Windows computers, it can be downloaded for free.
- Plug your iPhone into your computer via the USB port cable. Depending on your settings iTunes might start automatically once you connect the iPhone or you may have to start it manually.
- From iTunes, select your iPhone from the menu on the left hand side.
- Then click on ‘Apps’ from the row on the top. Now, towards the bottom on the window, a list of Apps that allow 'File Sharing' will appear.
- Click on DowsingApp on that list and you will see the list of all your projects (with the names you choose and the extension kml or kmz) in the 'Document' box.
You can now drag and drop the project file/s that you want to transfer and move them on any folder on your computer.
How to view the project files on your computer
Download and install the free Google Earth application for your computer from earth.google.com.
Once the application is installed, you should be able to just double click on the .kml/.kmz project files and Google Earth should open automatically showing the points recorded in the project file. Alternatively, you can start Google Earth and then from the application, use the command 'Open' form the 'File' menu to select the project file you want to open.