Updates, news and business articles on the map industry.

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 […]

The Future of Realtime Intelligence

A study by Aerospace Corporation released early this month outlines a future in which “realtime Earth observations with analytics are available globally to the average citizen on the ground providing a tremendous wealth of information, insight, and intelligence.” Coined the GeoInt Singularity, it is hailed as a boon to location-based information intelligence that has the ability to support […]

IMIA at the Frankfurt Bookfair

IMIA members will be exhibiting in our collective booth at the Frankfurt Bookfair, October 16-20, located in building 3.1, booth #J129. Companies include AGT Geocenter, Avenza Systems Inc., Benchmark Maps, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., Interkart GmbH, MapSherpa, NextByte Technologies and XYZ Maps Ltd. Join us as we continue to connect the business of maps worldwide, through impromptu discussions, scheduled meetings, and evening […]

Esri User Conference Examines GIS — The Intelligent Nervous System

Esri, the world leader in GIS mapping software and IMIA annual sponsor, celebrated their 50th birthday at this year’s annual User Conference at the San Diego Convention Center. The five-day conference opened with a plenary session that included world renowned conversationalists Jane Goodall, E.O. Wilson, and Esri co-founders Jack and Laura Dangermond. Each day there were […]