Easton, Maryland – AXIS Geospatial LLC has reached a milestone this November, celebrating 15 years of business. The company has grown from the visions of founders, Justin Lahman and Dave Rorrer, into a company with locations in three major U.S. cities and internationally.
AXIS readied itself for growth by implementing new processes, services while improving branding and increasing market penetration. Over the years, as technology evolved, improvements in aerial photography, computer software, and LiDAR have made the process more accurate, less cumbersome with the results more useful for clients. This expertise requires an investment which AXIS continues to maintain and support as an industry pioneer. Armed with the latest technology, AXIS growth plans include doubling current revenue by 2019 and an additional 50% growth by 2021.
|AXIS GeoSpatial LLC Headquarters in Easton Maryland|
As a local company here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, AXIS was selected by the State of Maryland to provide digital, high-resolution aerial imagery for use in all Emergency 911 centers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and currently has the statewide contract from 2014-2019.
According to co-founder Dave Rorrer, “As a doer, learning to step back and manage the bigger picture as a manager has been challenging. Allowing our employees to do the job they were hired to do is required in order for growth and success to happen for everyone. We have been blessed with smart people helping along the way and could not have done it without them. We have always believed we could succeed.”
The biggest changes witnessed in the geospatial industry have been 100% technology driven. Advancements in LiDAR have, and will continue to, dramatically change any industry or profession requiring precision positional measurements. Miniaturization of, and exponential growth in, computing processing speed and storage capacity have contributed to these advancements. Processes that took months to complete in the past now takes days.
Aside from the forecasted growth outlined in the original business plan, the biggest operational changes within AXIS have been opening international production facilities, the creation of AXIS aviation and land surveying divisions. These operational expansions were not predicted or outlined in the original business plan 15 years ago. “I consider it a prime example of two elements required for success in business: adaption and exploitation”, says President & CEO Justin Lahman.
When asked what they see for the next 15 years, they stated other than standard corporate growth, look for more expansion at AXIS in the way of aviation, land surveying, UAS-related services and possibly civil engineering. There will be continued advancements in technologies used for data capture. Digital camera systems, Airborne and Aerial LiDAR systems, Drones and scanners will all continue to evolve and become more advanced allowing more work to be accomplished in a shorter amount of time with less man-hours required. Computer hardware and software systems used for manipulation and analyzation of data will also continue to change in order to keep up with data capture demands. Business will start relying on “the cloud” more and more for data storage and business operations.
Founded in 2001, AXIS GeoSpatial LLC, a national geocapture firm, employs innovative remote-sensing and measurement technologies to capture geospatial data for integration into civil engineering, land surveying and GIS applications. AXIS is headquartered in Easton, Maryland with additional locations in Colorado, Delaware & New Jersey. During the past 15 years, AXIS has applied extensive, proven experience in producing high quality aerial imagery, LiDAR, CADD, GIS and other related geospatial datasets for civil engineering and government clients throughout the US and abroad.
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