East View Map Link acquires Benchmark Maps

East View Map Link (EVML), part of IMIA Gold Annual Sponsor East View Companies, announced their acquisition of IMIA Bronze Annual Sponsor Benchmark Maps, an award-winning map publisher known for its detailed recreation atlases and maps of the American West and beyond.

Kent D. Lee, President and CEO of East View Companies, said, “The acquisition of the Benchmark Maps assets is an exciting opportunity to ensure the continued development of these premium maps and atlases.”

EVML will continue to make Benchmark Maps branded products available to retailers and will dedicate itself to the expansion of Benchmark Maps’ reach regionally and nationally. EVML looks forward to its role in growing the newly acquired publisher’s customer base and product offerings. New titles in 2024 will include a reimagined, spiral-bound “California Road & Recreation Atlas” and several new folded recreation maps. Visit the Benchmark Maps website to view the current catalog.

USGS expands customizable Topographic Maps with 100K Topo

USGS 100K Topos are now fully available in the topoBuilder application!

These are the first USGS topographic maps produced at the 1:100,000 scale in over 30 years and continue the legacy of USGS topographic mapping.

100K Topos cover a much larger area than the 1:24,000 scale, 7.5-Minute Topo maps that have been available since OnDemand Topos became an official USGS product, but still provide plenty of geospatial context for many recreational, science, and planning applications. The 100K Topo map content is from The National Map, and all OnDemand Topos are available on a free and unlimited basis.

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