Updates, news and business articles on the map industry.

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 […]

Mapping Everything for Everyone in Tokyo

This month, the 2019 International Cartographic Conference took place in Tokyo, Japan. The five-day event, with the theme “Mapping Everything for Everyone” was held in several buildings in Tokyo’s central Odaiba district. The week opened with a reception at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation attended by Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and […]

New Member Profile – Latitude 40° Maps

IMIA would like to thank and recognize our new member, Latitude 40° Maps. They rejoined our association after a few years away, and attended the 2019 IMIA Denver Meetup in June. It’s great to have them back as a member and to catch up on their progress and new trail map titles. Mary and Grant […]

Our 4th Annual Denver Meetup

The International Map Industry Association held its 4th Annual Denver Meetup on Thursday, June 13th. The event was hosted by the University of Colorado’s E.D.G.E. (Every Day Geological Experiences) student group at the historic Tivoli Station. The day provided a forum for map industry leaders to network, collaborate and learn from each other through an […]