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.
IMIA Statement on Ethics for the Map Industry
The International Map Industry Association (IMIA) recognizes the following essential priorities and practices for ethical conduct by global mapping and geospatial businesses:
Demonstrating integrity in all aspects of business operations, particularly correct map information and proper treatment of intellectual property.
Maintaining business relationships through truthful communication and inclusive practices.
Utilizing best practices for sourcing appropriate data and producing map content at resolutions/scales aligned with expected usage.
Producing quality map and data products and services by focusing on their relevant usability, fidelity to a consistent ethical cartographic process, and accountability through honest and transparent procedures.
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.
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.