International Map YearThe 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.

International Business Networking and Education are the Key Foundations of IMIA

The International Map Industry Association (IMIA) is a truly global organization that represents 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. IMIA connects you to colleagues, customers and business partners and keeps you abreast of developments in the mapping industry. With worldwide business networking and education conferences, committee and discussion groups, exchange of business information, IMIA membership is a proven global leadership opportunity.

Additionally, IMIA works in collaboration with other organizations around the globe. The following pdf document outlines one example of how IMIA works with nine other international organizations through the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies. More details…

For details and online registration of IMIA’s international events, please visit –

IMIA Americas Conference Nov 2016

For 2 days in one place, the IMIA Americas Conference provides hours of industry presentations and opportunities to get specific questions answered by mapping and industry professionals.

It also includes map displays from around the country and a special government forum to connect you with other users from our region and industry. Read More…

IMIA AP Brisbane Conference


We were delighted to have some very special guests who have been involved with the IMIA over many years and have made significant contributions to IMIA worldwide.

Seated: Margaret Boegheim, Els Bleekrode, Peter Bleekrode (IMIA EAME Past President), Noleen Zander (IMIA AP Executive Director), Marilyn Mackay (IMIA AP Past President)

Standing: Henry Boegheim (IMIA Life Member) John Hammer (Life Member & current IMIA International President) John Payne (IMIA Life Member) Sandy Payne, Graham Stanton (IMIA AP Past President), Peter Davis (IMIA AP Past President), Karina Davis, Gladys Stanton. Peter Lennon (IMIA Life Member) taking the photo!

Introducing IMIA International’s New President

Ted florenceTed Florence is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avenza Systems and directs the company in coming up with innovative solutions to the problems that plague the map-makers of the 21st century.

He is a professional engineer, who spent seven years as an international executive for a majorpharmaceutical company followed by two years in the toy industry before joining Avenza in 1997 as an investor and vice-president. Read more…

Introducing IMIA’s Asia Pacific President

Mani SinghMani Singh is CEO of New Delhi based NextByte Technologies providing technology solutions for eCommerce migrations, Magento based implementations, Salesforce integration with eCommerce and map based solutions for web & mobile.

Over past 26 years, Mani has been working in the software and internet industry successfully building and running websites, eCommerce & mapping businesses.
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Images from recent IMIA Events