Cookstown firm create five jobs for new app

Husband and wife team David and Ciara McQuillan from Cookstown who have developed Azimap
Husband and wife team David and Ciara McQuillan from Cookstown who have developed Azimap

A growing Cookstown company which has recently created five new jobs have just launched their innovative online mapping application, Azimap.com.

Azimap is the brainchild of husband and wife team, David and Ciara McQuillan and began development in 2014 supported by Invest NI R&D funding.

“GIS or Geographical Information Systems, is a fairly niche produce” Ciara explains “however with the popularity of google maps and the increased availability of location-based information in recent years, mapping is becoming more mainstream.”

She added: “Many small to medium sized companies have valuable information that has a location attached, and aren’t harnessing its real power.

“Azimap can help the unexperienced user get the most from their information.”

The couple said they spotted a gap in the market for an affordable, easy-to-use yet feature rich tool for creating, displaying and analysing location data.

The development project saw the creation of five jobs in their Cookstown office including software development, testing & marketing personnel.

David and Ciara hope to continue their business growth through 2016 and beyond.

Cianad Software is a sister company of Mallon Technology NI Ltd, a Cookstown-based GIS company, who in 2015 celebrated their 20th anniversary.

A Geographic Information System (GIS) enables users to better analyse and understand data through its visualisation in the form of maps, charts or reports.

GIS technology has become ubiquitous in our lives, from maps on our Smartphones to the use of GPS navigation.