We bring the traditions of cartography to the Web.



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We are Axis Maps. For over 12 years, we have designed and built interactive maps that solve geospatial problems for clients both large and small across the globe. Our custom maps match your visual identity, message, and audience, allowing you to thoughtfully ask and answer questions of your geographic data.

How we work

All data—especially geographic data—has a story to tell, information that can be visually communicated to an audience. Whether it is communicating a known geographic phenomena in a new and engaging way or building a system that allows users to discover something new, our maps succeed at their purpose because of our process:


It all starts with a thorough understanding of your data. We'll work with you to collect, process, clean, and model your data in the most meaningful way for your purpose and message.

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We pride ourselves on our thoughtful design, rooted in the traditions of cartographic design as well as contemporary UX, to clearly and elegantly communicate the message of the map.

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We build all of our interactive projects using open source tools. We will design and implement a technology solution that is right for you, allowing your map to grow and develop with your data.

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Contact us today to discuss how our custom geospatial solutions can work for you

We're pleased to have worked with:

Smithsonian World Bank Merck History Channel ESRI Pearson Boston Public Library Rice University Harvard University Government of Canada New York Times

Made Axis

Our tools help you make better maps

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


Colorbrewer 2.0

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


Typographic Maps

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

Typographic Map Store