The objective of A Better Map is to create digital interactive maps that are engaging, enjoyable, and intuitive. We have a passion for maps and we see tremendous value in creating products through technologies that cater to modern users and devices.
A Better Map was founded as a sole proprietorship in Alpena, Michigan, in 2014 and became an LLC in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2019. It was built out of a love for maps and a need to bridge the gap between desktop GIS and web development.
The team's resume includes over a decade of GIS experience and 7+ years of intensive web development with a specialization in web mapping. The company has served such diverse clients as Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and The 1947 Partition Archive.
A Better Map consists of a sole member, owner, and operator, Jason Lampel.
An early start
A Michigan native, Jason gained an early love for geography age while traveling the country in a semi truck with his parents who taught him how to read maps at a very young age. He has pursued that passion ever since, with a few nerdy geographic achievements along the way:
Jason in numbers
- 50States visited
Thanks to a work trip in 2018, finally made it to Hawaii. Boom. 🌺
- 7Years of coding
Deep in the nerdery, and not just for work: volunteering, IoT, and automation.
- 10Years of GIS
Data collection, data management, and all (GPS) points in between.
- 1Passion for maps
Not every day you meet a former 8th grade Geography Bee champ, but you do TODAY.
You can find a relatively current version of Jason's resume in a couple of spots:
If you'd like to know anything else, please shoot us a message and we will get back to you shortly.