Updates, news and business articles on the map industry.

Mani Singh Elected as IMIA Asia Pacific President

Mani Singh is CEO of New Delhi based NextByte Technologies providing technology solutions for eCommerce migrations, Magento based implementations, Salesforce integration with eCommerce and map based solutions for web & mobile. NextByte Technologies has been around for three years and serves clients spread over North America, Europe, Middle East, India, and Australia. Over past 26 […]

Map Publishing and Retail in the Digital Age – IMIA Meetup

IMIA Meetup 01 – Melbourne – 28 January 2016 Speakers Dave McIlhagga MapSherpa Bruce McGurty Hardie Grant Explore Alex Rossimel John Wiley and Sons Craig Molyneux Spatial Vision Sponsored by Hema Maps and Spatial Vision The IMIA’s inaugural Meetup held in Melbourne recently was a great success. Approximately 30 attendees were treated to an hour […]

Ted Florence Elected as the IMIA International’s New President

Ted Florence is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avenza Systems and directs the company in coming up with innovative solutions to the problems that plague the map-makers of the 21st century. He is a professional engineer, who spent seven years as an international executive for a major pharmaceutical company followed by two years […]

The future of the Map – the maps of the future

New and innovative technologies have an important impact into what cartographers are doing. In the geospatial domains we can witness, that more spatial data than ever is produced currently. Numerous sensors of all kinds are available, measuring values, storing them in databases which are linked to other databases being embedded in whole spatial data infrastructures, […]

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Bennett Moe, Maps.com elected as the new President of IMIA Americas

The International Map Industry Association (IMIA) has announced the election of Bennett Moe, Director of Education with Maps.com, as the new President of IMIA Americas Board of Directors effective September 29, 2015 at the annual conference. Highly respected in the arenas of cartography and educational publishing, he will oversee the direction of North American centric […]

Encapsulated Vs. Laminated Maps

  What is an Encapsulated Map? Probably the most often asked question is what does encapsulated map mean?  Once I tell them that it’s also known as lamination they usually get it, but then followed up by what’s the difference?  So I explain that encapsulated is when the paper map is sandwiched between 2 sheets […]

Getting “Lost” in the Hunt: Keeping Your Bearings When You’re Focused in the Field

Professional Hunter Donnelle Johnson of HuntData Shares Necessities for Pros and Novices on the Hunt Every year more than 300,000 hunting licenses are sold in Colorado to those in search of big game such as deer, elk, moose, pronghorn and even mountain lions.  In a state of outdoor recreationalists, the billion-dollar industry is an economic driver […]

The Map Experience

What if you had never seen a printed map? What if all you only knew about was electronic devices? This tongue in cheek video is an introduction to “a new bio-optical knowledge recording and dissemination system, responding to the trade name: Map.” Created by The Regional Centre for Geographic Information Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (CRIGE  PACA).   It […]