Garage Sale Locator Apps for iPhone, and the Bing Maps101 Explorer took silver and gold respectively in the ‘Best Use of Technology’ category at the industry’s premier event. In addition, a special award was presented to CEO Sarah Sinclair in recognition of the company’s continued support to the industry and promotion of the Association.
Maps.com became an active participant in the map trade almost 20 years ago and now sells into dozens of countries worldwide. A renowned supporter of independent cartography through its ‘Map Marketplace’ program, the company’s online map store plays host to millions of visitors monthly who can purchase materials from the biggest publishers such as National Geographic to specialist map makers through its print on demand service.
Maps.com has continued to innovate and provides mapping solutions to the Education and Newspaper industries. In addition to retail maps, Maps.com’s custom mapping division provides a range of services, including print, flash and ‘mash-ups’ with online services such as Google and Bing maps. Directory publishers, Convention and Visitor Bureaus and Educational Publishers use Maps.com for their location based solutions.
“This award recognizes the hard work of so many employees in our organization for whom mapping and geography is as much a passion as it is a daily job,” revealed Sarah Sinclair, Maps.com President and CEO. “We are proud to support and promote this passion not only within Maps.com but across the industry as a whole,” she continued.
Following a recently announced partnership with Bing Maps and several new iPhone apps released, the team hope to be back next year with even more innovations on display.
The IMTA conference closes today (September 14th) in Washington DC.