Updates, news and business articles on the map industry.

New member profile

Mapgears is a Canadian company that streamlines the process of creating meaningful mapping applications, 100 percent in the cloud. Be it for decision-making, operations optimization or information sharing, Mapgears provides the tools and expertise to help its customers reach their business goals by leveraging the incredible data our modern world has to offer: real-time GPS […]

Get Lost in Maps

IMIA has teamed up with new member Stanfords to host an exclusive reception on March 9, the eve of the London Bookfair. The event will give attendees the opportunity to connect with industry colleagues while exploring Stanfords’ new 5,000-square-foot London location full of more than 55,000 items. Wine, beer and light fare will be served. […]

In case you missed our DC Mapping Leaders Forum

IMIA held its Mapping Leaders Forum at the Esri R&D Center in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday, January 30th. The full-day event included more than a dozen topical presentations by industry leaders and provided attendees several opportunities to network with presenters and IMIA members. The post-event social gathering was held at Continental Modern Pool Lounge. The […]

Happy Holidays from IMIA!

2019 was a great year for mapping and for the International Map Industry Association! Throughout this year we accomplished several goals including the successful joining of our international regions into a single body, which broadens our membership engagement and is adding more collaborative international events to the association’s future. Our Meetups in Washington, D.C. and […]

New Member Profile – U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. The Census Bureau is dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Geography is central to the work of the Census Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination.The Census Bureau maintains a […]

New Member Profile – Cordee Ltd.

Cordee is celebrating doing business for over 45 years! Having started life as a sole distributor for rock climbing guidebooks published by the largest climbing clubs in the UK, the business now includes distribution of titles encompassing all outdoor activities. Owned and managed by Chris Balic and Jim Wilson, with lots of support from the […]

New Member Profile – Stanfords

Edward Stanford Limited was founded in 1853 by Edward Stanford in Charing Cross in London. In 1901 the Company moved to Long Acre, Covent Garden. Famed throughout the World as a publisher of maps, Stanfords expanded into retail following the move to Covent Garden. In 2019 Stanfords traveled around the corner from Long Acre to […]

Another successful gathering at the Frankfurt Bookfair

Last week, IMIA held a collective trade booth at the Frankfurt Bookfair, which brings together book and map publishers, distributors, retailers, and public consumers from around the globe. The first two days are exclusive to professional attendees while the weekend is open to public visitation. This year’s reported attendance exceeded 300,000 total visitors — up […]

Printing Firms Upgrade to Bronze Annual Sponsor

IMIA is sincerely grateful to Frederic Printing of Aurora, Colorado USA and William & Heinz Map Corporation of Capitol Heights Maryland USA as our new Bronze Annual Sponsors. Both firms have been integral to the success of IMIA organization. Established in 1878, Frederic Printing, an RRD Company, offers a range of services, including advanced mailing, fulfillment, […]

New Member Profile – World of Maps

IMIA welcomes new member World of Maps of Ottawa, Canada to our organization. Founded in 1994 as a true oasis for travelers, this independent map and bookstore carries a large assortment of topographic, international, street, and road maps of cities, states & provinces, countries & regions, continents, and the world. Their thematic map offerings include […]