The GIS community responds to the COVID-19 crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, we’ve all become familiar with stories of social isolation and sacrifice, or the heroic healthcare professionals fighting on the front lines. A less-often told story, though, is that of the legions of mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) professionals, like you, helping to coordinate response efforts. These […]

Benchmark Maps celebrates 25 years

Recreation atlas publisher reflects on mapping the American West and beyond Benchmark Maps is celebrating 25 years of mapping the American West. In 1995, the first edition of the New Mexico Road & Recreation Atlas was published, the product of a collaboration between three small map companies in California and Oregon. They shared a common […]

Expanding geographic awareness during home quarantine

Like other businesses, National Geographic Maps has been trying to navigate the new world of COVID-19. When the home quarantines began nationwide in late March, the staff at National Geographic Maps began to think about offering an online resource that could be fun, reduce stress and help kids learn geography. The cartographers at National Geographic […]

How GIS Maps Go Viral

As the situation surrounding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Esri is supporting its users and the geospatial community at large with location intelligence, geographic information system (GIS) and mapping software, data, services, and materials that Esri’s users are leveraging to help monitor, manage, and communicate the impact of the outbreak. Esri invites the […]

COVID-19 Offers Opportunity For New Product Ideas

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused immediate drop in sales for many businesses, with long-term financial impacts yet to be determined. It has also changed the way many are doing business, with a huge increase in video conferencing and meetings via webcam. For Maps International, part of IMIA member Lovell Johns, the recent market interruptions […]

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 […]