trust your position

We live in a dynamic world. Technology is continuously advancing. Commercial and environmental conditions are shifting. Your business is evolving. And with such complexity comes the need to set your bearings, understand the angles, see the whole picture.

At Applanix, we're evolving too, always adapting to the needs of our partners to help orient their business for success. But what remains true for nearly 30 years is that we offer complete and customised solutions while championing the technology revolution that allows pinpoint positioning in any condition.

Our systems, software, and solutions are designed for pinpoint accuracy, efficiency, and ease of use, supporting applications for mobile mapping, surveying, and autonomous vehicles. Our industry leading sensor fusion techology provides the most consistent and highly accurate positioning no matter your sensor stack. And as a Trimble company, customers have access to the most advanced solutions to collect, manage, and analyse complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient, and profitable.

It's not just our products that are dependable, but our people too. We are inventive in our approach and passionate about our industry, continuously pushing it forward. And like our solutions, we work hard and work well in all conditions. Whether on the ground, in the air, or on water, we design practical solutions to meet the complex needs of our customers, partners, and society.

In a dynamic world, you need confidence in your direction in order to realize your vision. With Applanix, you can Trust your Position.

Since 1991 thousands of businesses around the world have come to rely on Applanix.

Founded on defense and aerospace industry expertise, and a Trimble (TRMB on NASDAQ) company since 2003, our Position and Orientation Systems (POS™) have become the world's industry-standard for airborne, land, marine, and indoor mobile survey operations.  With global reach, unequaled engineering excellence, and worldwide 24/7 customer support, Applanix leads the world in high-productivity in-motion surveying, direct data georeferencing, and robust mobile mapping.

Applanix POS technology is now powering new revolutions in both autonomous vehicle technology and mobile mapping in GNSS-denied spaces.

2018

Applanix launches the Autonomy Development Platform

2017

New product: portfolio of OEM products for DG for UAVs (APX-15 EI UAV, APX-18 UAV, APX-20 UAV)

Applanix releases POSPac Cloud

Applanix launches the Trimble GNSS Smart Target Base Station for UAV mapping

2016

Applanix releases POSPac 8 featuring PP-RTX

2015

Applanix releases TIMMS 2.0

2014

Applanix launches their first GNSS-intertial system for UAVs (APX-15 UAV)

2013

Applanix brings Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service to its airborne mapping

2010

Applanix releases POSPac MMS 5.4 with IN-Fusion Precise Point Positioning Technology for decimetre-level positioning without base stations

2009

New product: Trimble AP Series of boardsets brings Applanix GNSS-inertial technology to OEMs

2008

Applanix reveals its new brand with a new logo and corporate colours

2007

Winner! POS LV technology is used onboard seven of the DARPA 3 Urban Grand Challenge vehicles, including the winner from Carnegie Mellon

2005

Applanix incorporates micro-machined sensor technology with it's line of position and orientation system products

DARPA 2 is a success! POS LV steers CMU engineers to double podium finish in unmanned vehicle race

2003

Applanix becomes a Trimble company and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary

2002

Applanix releases POSPac 4.0 for more accurate mapping and surveying through GNSS post-processing

2001

Applanix grows... Staff increases 10x to about 70 employees while revenue increases 30x to over $18 million. Applanix is recognized as the world leader in consistent positioning for commercial, non-aerospace, markets

2000

Applanix is among the top 100 fastest growing companies in Canada and a leading exporter as a percentage of sales

1998

Applanix is becoming an industry leader! POS MV and POS AV-DG establish market dominance

1995

Applanix delivers first POS AV

Applanix delivers first POS TG

1994

Applanix deliver first POS LV

Applanix delivers first POS MV

1990

Honeywell puts the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) up for sale as they restructure their aerospace and defence business

Applies Analytics Corporation (AAC) is incorporated with the business purpose to contract R&D to government and industry in integrated navigation, motion compensation, and image processing

Who we are

We want to orient our partners for success by providing the most complete and customised solutions while continuously championing the technology revolution that allows pinpoint positioning in any condition.

Diversity
of Thought

We are inventive in our approach because everyone at Applanix is an inspired engineer.

Persistent
Reliability

Our products and our people work hard, work smart and work well in any condition.

Passion for People and Partnerships

Our culture is caring and cooperative. We love what we do and partner with the industry to continue pushing it forward.

Solving through Simplicity

We customise practical solutions to meet the complex and dynamic needs of customers, partners and society.

A vision
of the future

A future where everyone can have confidence in their direction because they trust their position.

We are a growing team of inspired engineers

The value we place on our people is deeply-seated in our culture. We build teams around passionate, inventive, and dependable individuals who aspire to make a lasting impact. In turn we nurture their development through a co-operative atmosphere that focuses on employee well-being.

Want to join the team?

Applanix Offices Worldwide

North American Offices

Richmond Hill, ON (HQ)

Houston, TX

Portland, OR

Falmouth, MA

European Offices

UK

Germany

France

Italy

Asian Offices

China

Hong Kong

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