Axiis gives developers the ability to expressively define their data visualizations through concise and intuitive markup. Axiis has been designed with a specific focus on elegant code, where your code can be just as beautiful as your visual output.


By leveraging {inline} Flex Binding and the Axiis markup syntax you don't need to write volumes of code to produce amazing results. In fact, some of the more complex Axiis examples have no more than 200 lines of code.


Axiis was designed to be a granular framework, allowing developers to mix and match components and build complex output by compositing together basic building blocks. We have specifically avoided long OO inheritcance chains to keep our classtructures flat and interchangeable. In Axiis you create visual complexity through engineering simplicity.

Open Source

Axiis is an open source project, under an MIT license. This means you can use it for personal projects, commercial work, and pretty much anything you can think of with no restrictions, we just ask you keep our copyrights and license within the code.

Want to Contribute?

If you are interested in helping us with Axiis we would love to talk to you. Email us at info(at)axiis (dot) org and tell us about yourself and why you would like to help.

(Hint, blog links, and/or references to prior work or studies would be warmly received.)



After years of researching, developing, and working with various data visualization and business intelligence technologies, Tom decided it was time for something new - something that allowed a developer to more easily buld complex interactive data visualization soutions.

In February of 2009, Tom joined forces with Michael to conceptualize and develop what has now become Axiis.

Tom Gonzalez

Tom is the Managing Director at BrightPoint Consulting, Inc, a professional services firm specializing in data visualization research and development.

Tom is also a frequent public speaker on data visualization with Flex and an active member of the open source community.

You can reach Tom at - tom[at]axiis[dot]org

Michael VanDaniker

Michael is the Data Visualization Manager at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory. The CATT Lab works on a wide range of projects within the ITS domain. Whether it is a real-time system awareness application, data archive reporting suite, first-responder training simulator, or an experimental traffic visualization, Michael has had a hand in its design.

You can reach Michael at - michael[at]axiis[dot]org

Special Thanks

We owe a special thank to Juan Sanchez of Scalenine and Degrafa for the Axiis logo and web site CSS - as well his generous personal support and evangelizing of the Axiis project.

Axiis would have never existed without the incredible work of Jason Hawryluk, the architect and primary engineer of Degrafa. Jason has worked tirelessly for over two years building Degrafa into what it is today, and without Degrafa, Axiis would have not been possible. Thanks Jason.