In 2021, IMIA established a new Affiliate Committee, which seeks to engage like-minded organizations to mutually broaden our reach across the full spectrum of the map industry. Our collaboration is structured to enable planning and promotion of joint initiatives such as events, programs, content, publications and other projects as determined by both partners.
Current Affiliate Partnerships
The British Cartographic Society (BCS) is a dynamic association of individuals and organizations dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps. Members include mapping companies, publishers, designers, academics, researchers, map curators, individual cartographers, GIS specialists and members of the public with an interest in maps. The BCS is regarded as one of the world’s leading cartographic societies and its main publication, The Cartographic Journal, is recognized internationally.
The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is composed of educators, researchers and practitioners involved in the design, creation, use and dissemination of geographic information. CaGIS provides an effective network that connects professionals who work in the broad field of Cartography and Geographic Information Science both nationally and internationally.
The mission of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) is to promote the disciplines and professions of cartography and GIScience in an international context. The aim of ICA is to ensure that cartography and GIScience are employed to maximum effect and full potential for the benefit of society and science through promotion and representation of the disciplines and professions of cartography and GIScience internationally.
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a consortium of experts committed to improving access to geospatial, or location information. OGC represents over 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities united with a desire to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.