onXmaps mapping tech company growing, hiring in Missoula
MISSOULA, Mont. — The concept is simple: Your smartphone can – and does – communicate constantly with satellites in space, so all you need is a digital map on that phone to tell you exactly where you are in relation to your environment and what your surroundings look like, even when you are nowhere near a cell tower. Your phone can tell where you are on the planet, but only a more complex map could tell you an 8,000-foot mountain pass is 1.2 miles to the north. In places with remote and alluring destinations like Montana, a piece of software like that is appealing as heck.
That’s the reason a Missoula mapping technology company, onXmaps, has been experiencing explosive growth over the past two years. They’ve added dozens of employees and are now bursting at the seams of their office space on Brooks Street and looking for more real estate in Missoula.
Roughly half a million customers have purchased the company’s products, called Hunt, Roam and Viewer. They started out by creating public/private land ownership maps of vast swaths of land all over the U.S., which went into chips for GPS units, and they’ve recently launched mobile apps for both Apple iOS and Android mobile phones and devices.
Andrew Burrington, the new Roam product manager, estimated that the company has 65 employees and is aggressively seeking to hire more. Check for onXmaps jobs here.
READ MORE of this story at Missoulian by David Erickson. Photo courtesy of onXmaps.