Our Speakers

Seppe has over 40 years of experience in the mapping and geospatial industry. Having recently retired from his role running Geomni UK, he is now working part-time as a consultant and training specialist.

His career started with the UK military where he worked for 10 years in various mapping and geo-intelligence roles, during which time he completed one of the UK’s first PhDs in GIS. He then went on to run the groundbreaking GIS undergraduate program at Kingston University before being headhunted to run Longman GeoInformation for the publishers Pearson.

Following a management buy-out, he became CEO of The GeoInformation Group in 1998 which went on to publish geospatial datasets and undertake many projects in the UK and abroad. The company is best known for the early aerial imagery databases developed in the mid 1990’s, published as Cities Revealed, and more recently the UKMap large scale topographic map base and the UKBuildings database of building type and age. The company also created the telecoms clutter data used by many mobile operators in the UK. The GeoInformation Group was sold to Verisk Inc. in 2016. Seppe continues with his interest in mapping, writing regularly for the GeoConnexions magazine and being involved in the British Cartographic Society.

Jim started his career at Ordnance Survey in 1978 as a cartographic assistant. He has been actively involved in the creation/revision/representation of geographical information across many of the scales of mapping, always looking to improve data. He also volunteers his time as a council member for the British Cartographic Society. His current roles are Awards Officer & Publication Chair...

Dan has led the Public Lands Alliance (PLA) since 2013, renewing the organization’s commitment to connect, strengthen, and represent the nonprofit partners of America’s public lands. During his tenure, PLA has doubled its nonprofit membership and expanded its relationships with land management agencies and corporate partners. Dan has testified on Capitol Hill on a diverse array of issues including public lands funding, infrastructure, and partnerships. Prior to his current role, he held positions with the National Park Foundation and National Park Service.

Bridger serves as the Sales & Marketing Director for Benchmark Maps, publisher of award-winning recreation atlases and maps of the American West and beyond. An IMIA board member since 2017, he is currently our association’s treasurer and serves on several committees.


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