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IMIA Mission

The International Map Industry Association (IMIA) is a global organization that represents the world of maps. IMIA brings together leaders from across the spectrum of mapping and location-oriented businesses to connect, share and learn. With business networking and education conferences, meetups, exchange of business information, worldwide IMIA membership is a proven global leadership opportunity.

Networking and Education are the Key Foundations of IMIA

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.

IMIA is a truly global organization. It welcomes members from every corner of the world, from Ireland to India, from Nigeria to New Zealand and from Russia to the Dominican Republic. During the past 20 years, the mapping industry has witnessed dramatic growth and change through new technologies and mediums for map based products. This change has brought about whole new industry sectors and companies. IMIA’s focus on networking and education allow you as a member to forge new relationships you will need and how your company will need to adapt to be successful in the years to come. New mapping products are emerging all the time and keeping up-to-date with industry developments can be and is a real challenge. As a member of IMIA, you will have access to worldwide business networking and education with global conferences, committee and discussion groups to facilitate the exchange of business information among companies. It’s precisely what you need to stay in touch.

New members quickly learn that IMIA is more than just an association…

Supportive and informative, IMIA can play an active role in helping member organizations achieve their business goals. It provides companies with access to sponsorship and marketing opportunities and can offer practical advice about international business and regional development grants. So whether you are launching a new product, entering a new market or developing a new channel strategy, IMIA is a business partner you can always depend on.

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Member Benefits

Business Networking

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.

Business Promotions

IMIA can play an active role in helping member organizations achieve their business goals, from launching new products to entering new markets. It provides companies with access to sponsorship and marketing opportunities, and can offer practical context about international and regional business development.

Industry Knowledge

IMIA provides you with the industry knowledge you need to be successful. Our events (both virtual and in-person) provide opportunities to hear from experts about the latest trends impacting the mapping and geospatial industries, and helpful business development tools. Our monthly newsletter “Hello Mappers” and other content also will also help guide you with recent news from the industry and upcoming events of interest.

IMIA Benefits

  • An opportunity to network with fellow members
  • IMIA is your business partner helping companies and organizations to develop business contacts
  • Sponsorship opportunities to expose your brand to industry leaders
  • Grow your business regionally and internationally
  • Learn about new concepts and industry trends
  • IMIA has members throughout the world, providing the opportunity to network and meet with mapping leaders from throughout the globe
  • The IMIA publishes a wide range of industry articles and member news via its blog and social media channels
  • Provides companies with access to sponsorship and marketing opportunities
  • IMIA purchases a corporate stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where members have the opportunity to display merchandise and make business contacts

IMIA Board

Dave McIlhagga
Dave McIlhaggaPresident
MapSherpa
Ottawa, ON, Canada
www.mapsherpa.com
Director Trent Stromberg
Director Trent StrombergTreasurer
Avenza Systems Inc.
Toronto, ON, Canada
www.avenza.com
Director Mark Cygan
Director Mark CyganIMIA Affiliations Chair
Esri, Redlands, CA USA
www.esri.com
Director Bridger DeVille
Director Bridger DeVilleIMIA Marketing & Communications Chair
Benchmark Maps
Broomfield, CO USA
www.benchmarkmaps.com
Director Drew Lane
Director Drew LaneIMIA Membership Chair
U.S. Geological Survey
Rolla, MO USA
www.usgs.gov
Director Margaret Spyker
Director Margaret SpykerIMIA Events Chair
Xentity Corporation
Golden, CO USA
www.xentity.com
Director Ted Florence
Director Ted FlorenceImmediate Past President, International
Avenza Systems Inc.
Toronto, ON, Canada
www.avenza.com
Director Bennett Moe
Director Bennett MoeImmediate Past President, Americas
Headwall Media
Columbia, MD USA
Director at Large Gregory Anderson
Director at Large Gregory AndersonHigher Education Liaison
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI USA
www.wmich.edu
Director at Large Bart Craenen
Director at Large Bart CraenenCraenen
Herent, Belgium
craenen.be
Director at Large Marcia Fettig
Director at Large Marcia FettigFrederic Printing
Director at Large David Knipfer
Director at Large David KnipferIMIA Sponsorship Chair
Past President, Americas
Mapping Specialists, Ltd.
Madison, WI USA
www.mappingspecialists.com
Director at Large Hans Niemeyer
Director at Large Hans NiemeyerPast President, Europe-Africa-Middle East
INTERKART GmbH
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
www.interkart.de
Director at Large Daniel J. Ortiz
Director at Large Daniel J. OrtizPast President, International/Americas
National Geographic Maps
Evergreen, CO USA
www.natgeomaps.org
Director at Large Mani Singh
Director at Large Mani SinghPast President, Asia Pacific
NextByte Technologies Pvt Ltd
Pitampura, New Delhi, Delhi India
www.nextbyte.in
Honorary Life Member Ronald Lofton
Honorary Life Member Ronald LoftonPast President, Americas
Denver, CO USA

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