Tobin International has the second-largest map collection in the world. Pretty impressive - considering that no less venerable an institution than National Geographic owns the largest set. Stored in the company's map archives are aerial photographs of the Gulf Coast region dating from the early part of the 20th century. In fact, we have some of the first plane fly-overs of Texas and Louisiana ever done. Captured in the 1920s, these old images were taken by former World War I flying ace Edgar Tobin, who proceeded to found the company in 1928.

In its current incarnation, Tobin International generates $30 million per year in revenues. It is owned by P2 Energy Solutions, Inc. (P2ES), the oil and gas sector's largest owner and provider of enterprise solutions encompassing financial and operational software, implementation, integration and outsourcing services, mapping data and storage systems.

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