Our Values

Certified B Corporation

Certified B Corporation

B Corporations meet comprehensive social and environmental performance standards. The B Corporation status emphasizes the triple bottom line of social responsibility, sustainability and profitability. What matters to us is the choices we make in terms of the projects we work on, how we treat one another, and the values we apply in our every-day operations.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Every year, we give away at least 2% of our profits to non-profit organizations. The selection is done collaboratively as each member of our team is asked to allocate the contributions we will make. Everyone at at the company has a chance to decide how the donations are allocated.

10% for Learning and Research

10% for Learning and Research

Staff members are encouraged to develop a personal research or a learning program and can spend up to 10% of their time on this. Several research projects have been turned into new software tools, won awards or have enabled us to pursue new business opportunities in domains we had not explored before. In fact, our open source work began as a colleague's 10% time.

Open Source and Open Data

Open Source and Open Data

We believe that communities of knowledge, culture, and innovation are improved when outcomes are shared, enabling others to more effectively build on past work. See our work on GitHub as well as freestanding open source projects: GeoTrellis, OpenTreeMap, DistrictBuilder, and OpenDataPhilly. Through our Summer of Maps fellowship, we support geospatial data analysis projects for nonprofits.

Meet The Team

Our team is made of women and men who are talented and dedicated to creating meaningful impact. From solving some of the most complex geospatial challenges of our generation, to participating in ping pong tournaments, team runs and kickball games, hackathons, monthly happy hours—we know how to work and play hard.

Adele Zhang

Adele Zhang

HunchLab Product Specialist

Andrew Fink

Andrew Fink

Software Developer

Arianna Robbins

Arianna Robbins

Project Manager

Casey Thomas

Casey Thomas

Software Developer

Chip Hitchens

Chip Hitchens

Director of Operations / Project Manager

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Software Developer

Colin Woodbury

Colin Woodbury

Software Developer

Dan Ford

Dan Ford

Community Ambassador

Daniel McGlone

Daniel McGlone

GIS Analyst

Deb Boyer

Deborah Boyer

Project Manager

Derek Dohler

Derek Dohler

Software Developer

Esther Needham

Esther Needham

Project Manager

Eugene Cheipesh

Eugene Cheipesh

Software Developer

Hadley Stein

Hadley Stein

OpenTreeMap Product Specialist

Hector Castro

Hector Castro

Operations Engineer

James McClain

James McClain

Software Developer

James Santucci

James Santucci

Software Developer

Jeff Frankl

Jeff Frankl

User Experience Designer

Jenny Fung

Jenny Fung

Software Developer

Jeremy Heffner

Jeremy Heffner

Senior Data Scientist & Product Manager

Joe Morrison

Joe Morrison

OpenTreeMap Product Specialist

Joe Tarricone

Joe Tarricone

Software Developer

John Branigan

John Branigan

Project Manager

Jonathan Crist

Jonathan Crist

GIS Technician

Jonny Szczesniak

Jonny Szczesniak

GIS Technican

Justin Polchlopek

Justin Polchlopek

Software Developer

Justin Walgran

Justin Walgran

Software Developer

Karissa Justice

Karissa Justice

Office Manager

Kathryn Killebrew

Kathryn Killebrew

Software Developer

Kelly Innes

Kelly Innes

Software Developer

Kenny Shepard

Kenny Shepard

Software Developer

Kevin DeLoach

Kevin DeLoach

Software Developer

Klaas Hoekema

Klaas Hoekema

Software Developer

Lewis Fishgold

Lewis Fishgold

Software Developer

Lucien Knechtli

Lucien Knechtli

Software Developer

Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson

GIS / Technical Writer

Matt McFarland

Matt McFarland

Software Developer

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

User Experience Designer

Mike Maurizi

Michael Maurizi

Software Developer

Nathan Zimmerman

Nathan Zimmerman

Software Developer

Rachel Cheetham-Richard

Rachel Cheetham-Richard

Vice President

Reed Martz

Reed Martz

Software Developer

Rick Mohr

Rick Mohr

Software Developer

Rob Emanuele

Rob Emanuele

Software Developer

Robert Cheetham

Robert Cheetham

President / CEO

Scott Lederer

Scott Lederer

User Experience Designer

Sharp Hall

Sharp Hall

Software Developer

Stephanie Thome

Stephanie Thome

Cicero Product Manager

Terence Tuhinanshu

Terence Tuhinanshu

Software Developer

Tyler Dahlberg

Tyler Dahlberg

Geospatial Solution Specialist

Tyler Gilcrest

Tyler Gilcrest

Project Manager

Vanessa Paige

Vanessa Paige

HunchLab Product Specialist

Partners

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Amazon Web Services

We are an Amazon Partner Network (APN) Technology Partner. Azavea's SaaS solutions—HunchLab, OpenTreeMap, and Cicero—are all delivered on the AWS platform.
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CartoDB

We are also an authorized CartoDB partner and have experience implementing solutions using the CartoDB infrastructure.
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Esri

Azavea is an Esri Business Partner and has more than 15 years of experience with development and deployment on the ArcGIS platform.

Technology We Use

Azavea’s developers work closely with our User Experience (UX) Design team to build user-focused web and mobile applications in a range of languages and frameworks, including Javascript, Python, Scala, and R. We strive for elegant solutions to complex problems to bring about positive change.

Our Data Analytics team helps our clients tell compelling data-driven stories to advance their missions, with tools like CartoDB, Mapbox, and ArcGIS Online. They assist them to make informed decisions using statistics, map algebra, and open-source tools such as GeoDa, R, and QGIS.

Software Development Stack

Azavea on Github

Azavea is proud to sponsor and organize GeoPhilly, a community of mapmakers and data enthusiasts. Join us at friendly and educational events that explore the vast possibilities of geography and geospatial technologies every month in Philadelphia.

Upcoming GeoPhilly Events

OpenDataPhilly.org was created in 2011 by Azavea in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology, Tech Impact (formerly NPower PA), TechnicallyPhilly, WHYY, and the William Penn Foundation. The data portal aims to provide a hub for publishing and accessing open data created by the City government, NGOs, universities, and businesses in the region.

Explore OpenDataPhilly