About Us

Our mission is to awaken the adventurer inside everyone.

The call of the wild is in all of us. It provokes exploration. It propels us to ridgelines, coastlines, high crags, deep crannies — those spaces and moments when our heart forges ahead because we can’t turn back. Because we have to know. Because we must experience it for ourselves. 

Whether you find yourself listening for bugles on a lonely hillside, choosing the longer trek at the fork in the trail, ripping through the desert at sunset in your SxS, or picking your ski line from the summit before the powder plunge — onX helps bring that adventure to life. Whether it’s your first step into the uncharted, or your annual backcountry trip, we unlock confidence in the unknown.

onX is home to a team of passionate explorers. We celebrate our adventures, but we don’t take them for granted. Our appreciation for wild places drives us to preserve access to the recreation that we cherish. As a company, we invest in land access initiatives to expand and protect open spaces. We believe that the more people who experience their own off-the-beaten-path awakening, the more likely they are to join us in protecting these spaces for the future.

onX products are built by adventurers, for adventurers. Our current suite of navigation apps includes onX Hunt, onX Offroad, and onX Backcountry. We believe that every adventurer needs to know where to go, to know where they stand, and to be able to share their experiences. 

We exist to:


Enable you to discover more opportunities to recreate and explore on public and other accessible lands


Provide the richest and most innovative mapping experience, contextual data, and guidebook content to inform your every adventure


Inspire the confidence to go farther than you thought possible, because you always know exactly where you are and how to get home safely


Preserve outdoor recreation opportunities for future generations by protecting the land access we have and advocating for more

onX supports your public access

Public access to land is part of onX’s DNA. We are committed to protecting access to the landscapes that fuel our adventures and exploration. We work closely with nonprofit and land management partners to identify, advocate for, and directly support opportunities to improve or secure access to our public land. 

Our Founder’s Story

Eric Siegfried founded onX in 2009 to help hunters, including himself, see public land boundaries while in the field. He had a vision for how accurate location data with plug-and-play simplicity would support hunters and explorers alike. His determination and passion led first to the original onX Chip, establishing onX as the first land data company of its kind. With the introduction of the Hunt App in 2013, onX changed the industry by providing hunters around the country with comprehensive digital maps. 

Since then, Eric has continued to invest in helping others have their best outdoor experiences, most notably by spearheading onX’s Access Initiatives. He was first inspired to think about land access in a strategic way in 2016, when he noticed a property for sale that had historically been an access point for recreational use. He envisioned onX buying the parcel to secure the public access, but before he knew it, the property was under contract and access was lost. The experience led to the development of onX’s Access team.

In the past few years, the Access team has funded a number of land access projects, and completed an extensive map-based analysis of our nation’s “landlocked” lands. In addition, in 2018 Eric traveled to Washington, D.C. with representatives of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership to encourage senior land agency officials to reconsider how they look at public access. One year after those meetings, the Acting Secretary of the Interior signed a secretarial order requiring the Bureau of Land Management to formally consider the public access on all future parcels identified for sale.

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