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 […]

Charting a New Course

The International Map Industry Association is pleased to announce the Board of Directors appointed Dave McIlhagga as the new President of the Association. Dave is the Founder and CEO of MapSherpa, a bronze annual IMIA sponsor and long-time supporter of the organization. The term of International President, held by Avenza’s Ted Florence and President of […]

IMIA offers members opportunity at Frankfurt Bookfair in October

Once again, the International Map Industry Association is showcasing its members at the upcoming Frankfurt Bookfair this fall. The Frankfurt Bookfair, which runs from Wednesday, Oct. 16 to Sunday, Oct 20., is the world’s leading venue for printed and digital content. During this massive event, publishing experts meet up with partners from the technology and […]

Sponsor Showcase

In addition to consolidating our regional chapters, we have also implemented a new annual sponsorship program to give even more opportunities to our member companies. This annual sponsorship program provides added benefits and marketing to companies. We would like to thank our current sponsors for their support: Gold Annual Sponsors Esri, National Geographic and Next […]


IMIA is mapping a new course. As many of you know, IMIA has consolidated our regional chapters under one umbrella, providing one strong global industry organization. This enables us to fulfill our commitment to creating opportunities for leaders in the mapping industry to connect and collaborate worldwide. We are now one collective group with one […]

From Warfighters and Mobile Apps to Time Zones and Story Maps, DC Meetup Provides Valuable Industry Insight

IMIA held it’s 2nd annual DC Meetup at Esri R&D Center in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday, January 31st. The full-day event included 12 topical presentations by industry leaders and provided attendees an opportunity to network with association members. The morning keynote was given by Andrew Turner, Director and CTO of Esri R&D Center. His presentation […]

New Member Feature: Cool Owl Maps

Keeping the art of Cartography alive. Cool Owl was created in 2010 to sell map products online and soon after started to publish under the registered brand “Cool Owl Maps”. They saw a need to keep the art of cartography alive because too many map companies had folded. Their mission is simple, use their many […]