What is IMIA

International business networking and education are the key foundations of The International Map Industry Association (IMIA) in the world of maps. IMIA is where mapmakers, publishers, geospatial technology companies, location-based services, content producers, and distributors come together to conduct the business of maps. More details…


International Map Year
The International Map Industry Association endorses the International Map Year 2015 – 2016 as proposed by the International Cartographic Association as a valuable means to promote the importance of maps and Geoinformation.


IMIA is dedicated to fostering the exchange of ideas and information and enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the mapping and spatial information industry. Join IMIA to receive all the benefits of membership.

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