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.