The Team Behind Map Mavin
Breaking down barriers, one map at a time.
We’re so glad you found us! With Map Mavin, you have the power to create meaningful and secure web maps. Using our easy-to-navigate web interface and robust GIS cloud, you can count on accessibility, security and endless creative possibility — all at only $20/month. We put the power back into your hands to create, shape and share the maps that matter the most to you and your team.
With a Master’s Degree in Geography, Brock has directed teams of geospatial sales and production professionals in addition to working with geospatial managers, academics and map-users. Brock was mystified when he realized that only one person in a company of 100 knew how to make a web map, while 85 needed to use one. So, he set out to create a GIS for the masses with Katie. Known as Map Mavin’s official “Map Wizard,” Brock loves biking, yoga and going to farmer’s markets.
Ask Brock: How would you use Map Mavin in your personal life?
“For fun, I would plot all the yoga studios in Boulder to maximize the number of classes I could take in a day, based on my ability to bike to them at a certain speed. I’d also plot the safest places where people could lock their bikes up, and let people know about hazardous biking areas.”
It was love at first remote sensing course for Katie. With a Geography degree from the University of Colorado in hand and a passion for satellite imagery, Katie landed a job at DigitalGlobe and met Brock. Now Map Mavin’s official “Geospatial Ninja,” Katie has a diverse professional background working with leading geospatial firms from all corners of the globe. She still remembers printing out Mapquest maps ten years ago, and is passionate about animals, nature, hiking — and awful architecture, according to Brock.
Ask Katie: How would you use Map Mavin in your personal life?
“I could map all of the places I’ve run after dogs! I find stray animals everywhere, but I’ve had little success in catching them. I’d probably plot the quickest route to Boulder from my house, or how many miles I’ve driven in my entire life. Or, I’d create a map to help people see which hiking trails were closed.”
To Som, everything can be mapped. From a young age, he was fascinated with images and the data one could pull from them—his favorite college project involved automating the identification of people in videos. After completing his undergrad in Electronics and Instrumentation in India and getting his Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, he’s glad to have finally found a place to celebrate his interest daily. As Apollo Mapping’s and Map Mavin’s official “Code Warrior,” Som works with satellite updates and develops software for the team, whom he says are the “coolest gang of people to work with.” When he’s not working, he dabbles in freestyle hip-hop, drumming, salsa dancing and snowboarding.
Ask Som: How would you use Map Mavin in your personal life?
“I would map of all the dance and music opportunities in Boulder: everything from music lessons to dance clubs to salsa nights. All of that information is not in one place anywhere; I wish it was!”
Maps were a closeted obsession since the age of 4 for Fletcher, the official “Cloud Tamer” of the Map Mavin team. This Southern Californian spent his time living in Colombia before he went back to school for Geography at the University of Colorado and unleashed his cartography skills on Map Mavin.
When he’s not testing Map Mavin, doing live demos, plotting upgrades and working with development teams around the world, he volunteers with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, applying the principles of open data sharing for emergency humanitarian response and economic development.
Why else does this former financial analyst love working with Map Mavin? He doesn’t have to be a different person to work here (and he no longer has to wear a tie every day).
With Map Mavin you can created unlimited maps online and access them from anywhere, without the need for expensive and complicated software. And with our real-time screen sharing and messaging feature, you and your entire team can work on the same web-mapping project live no matter where you are in the world.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our free one-month trial and try out our GIS cloud today!