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Who we are

Axis Maps is a creative team of Web designers and developers that specializes in building interactive maps and geospatial problem-solving tools.

We have 15 years of experience partnering with clients both large and small, across the globe.

With a full range of custom geographic services, we can help put together an entire project or target specific needs. Contact us about your spatial data, visual identity, technology set up, message, and audience.

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How we can help

At Axis Maps, we work hard to provide thoughtful and intuitive interactive designs with every project we undertake. We want your project to look great and work as well as you do. As a small company, we are focused on efficiency, speed, quality control, and reproducible processes. We price lower and meet deadlines faster. 

We design and deploy second versions of popular tools, modernizing the underlying technology and UI while retaining the features that existing users know. 

We build maps and applications that work on a wide range of devices, from desktops to tablets and smartphones. 

We design simple and elegant user-interfaces for interactive maps. 

We design and build systems that automate the process of data updates and data additions. 

We produce compelling cartographic visuals that communicate a wide variety of geographic information to end-users. 

years in operation
15
clients served
50+
projects completed
100+
favorite zoom level
15

List of services

Geospatial Application Development

Axis Maps builds full-stack geospatial solutions that efficiently store, process, and deliver geospatial data to your audience.

Cartographic Design

If you have or are planning to build a mapping application, we can help you design a basemap and thematic graphics that match your branding, making your maps look uniquely your own.

UI / UX Design

The most important job of a user-interface is communication. Each UI element communicates a specific piece of map functionality to the user. Before we begin our design process, we’ll work with you to understand your users. By knowing who it is you are targeting, we can craft the most appropriate UI for their needs and abilities.

Geospatial Data Science

Spatial data can be messy. We can help you take your spatial data—whatever format it is in—and turn it into structured, organized, machine-readable information. The data collection processes already in place at your organization are paramount. We can help you by designing new software that brings spatial data to your existing workflows.

Cartographic Training / Consulting

We are passionate about cartography education. We would love the opportunity to teach your organization about the best practices around visually displaying geographic information.

They said it

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Axis Maps worked with us every step of the way to produce a top-of-its-class mapping application, fully customized for our needs. As our project expanded, Axis Maps was able to fully accommodate our additions, building in robust new features that worked seamlessly with existing functionality. They were responsive to our many questions and worked with us extensively through the testing process. We’re thrilled with our final California Healthy Places Index map!

Tracy Delaney Ph.D.
Executive Director, Public Health Alliance of Southern California
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Resources by us, for you

Cartography Guide

This guide contains insights and tips for making thematic maps. It covers the important concepts in cartography and flags the important decision points in the map-making process.

Cartography Guide

Indiemapper

Indiemapper helps you make static, thematic maps from geographic data by bringing the best of traditional cartographic design to internet map-making.

Indiemapper

ColorBrewer 2.0

ColorBrewer 2.0 is an online tool designed to help people select good color schemes for maps and other graphics.

ColorBrewer

Typographic Maps

These detailed city maps are composed solely of type and are hand made by us.

Typographic Map Store

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You can write us a standard email at: info@axismaps.com

For all questions about indiemapper, please visit http://indiemapper.io

For all questions about typographic maps, please visit the typographic map store

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Axis Maps worked with us every step of the way to produce a top-of-its-class mapping application, fully customized for our needs. As our project expanded, Axis Maps was able to fully accommodate our additions, building in robust new features that worked seamlessly with existing functionality. They were responsive to our many questions and worked with us extensively through the testing process. We’re thrilled with our final California Healthy Places Index map!

Tracy Delaney Ph.D.
Executive Director, Public Health Alliance of Southern California
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It was a pleasure working with you and your team on AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition. Thank you very much for the professionalism, dedication, and excitement you brought to the project and placed in your work.

Bogdan Rau, MPH
Project Coordinator, California Health Interview Survey (CHS)
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This Chicago typographic map is a brilliant design. From the street names that make the streets themselves to the representation of parks and Lake Michigan, it’s an exquisite use of typefaces.

Jesus Diaz
Gizmodo.com