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April 23, 2014

"Business Networking and Education are the Key Foundations of IMIA"

The International Map Industry Association (IMIA) represents a world of maps.  IMIA is where mapmakers, publishers, geospatial technology companies, location-based services, content producers, and distributors come together to conduct the business of maps.  IMIA connects you to colleagues, customers and business partners and keeps you abreast of developments in the mapping industry.

IMIA is a truly global organization.  It welcomes members from every corner of the world, from Ireland to India, from Nigeria to New Zealand and from Russia to the Dominican Republic.  The association is made of up of three regions: IMIA (EAME), IMIA (Americas) and IMIA (Asia Pacific).  In addition to IMIA's global program, each region organizes its own local activities.  This ensures that, wherever you are based, IMIA is both relevant and accessible to you.

During the past 20 years, the mapping industry has witnessed dramatic growth and change through new technologies and mediums for map based products.  This change has brought about  whole new industry sectors and companies.  IMIA's focus on networking and education allow you as a member to forge new relationships you will need and learn about how your company will need to adapt to be successful in the years to come.  New mapping products are emerging all the time and keeping up-to-date with industry developments can be and is a real challenge.  As a member of IMIA, you will have access to worldwide business networking and education with global conferences, committee and discussion groups to facilitate the exchange of business information among companies.

To keep members up-to-date IMIA produces a regular bi-monthly email newsletter called the IMIA Report. This publication contains a broad range of articles and features new developments, trends in the industry and member news. It's precisely what you need to stay in touch.



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UPCOMING EVENTS & CONFERENCES 2014

 
IMIA (EAME) Conference & Trade Show / British Cartographic Society
24 - 26 June 2014
Marwell Hotel
Winchester, Hampshire UK
 
Esri International User Conference
14 - 18 July 2014
San Diego, CA USA
 
IMIA (Asia Pacific) Conference & Trade Show
17 - 19 August 2014
Rydges in Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Australia
To register please visit: www.imiaconferences.com
 
 The Frankfurt Book Fair
08 - 12 October 2014
Frankfurt, Germany
 
IMIA (Americas) Conference & Member Showcase
02 - 05 November 2014
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado USA
 
  
KEITH FERRIES
Passed Away 16 April 2014
  
The International Map Industry Association would like to pay tribute to one of its most influential leaders, Mr. Keith Ferries. He was a lover of maps and was held in high regard by his colleagues and friends alike.
  
Together with his lovely wife, Isabella, they participated in conferences in Asia Pacific, Americas and EAME. Sadly Keith has left us. We grieve and miss him. Our heartfelt love and condolences to Isabella.
  
Please visit the IMIA Facebook page to read the wonderful tributes from esteemed members of the mapping industry.
 
 
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