Keynote: dave ImusMy name is Dave Imus. I've made maps as Imus Geographics since 1983.
A lifetime Oregonian, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography and Spanish from the University of Oregon in 1982. In 1983 I founded Imus Geographics, originally working under contract for street map publishers including Rand McNally. However, during a two-year break from work in the late 1980's, spent mostly in the mountains, I became interested in making maps of scenic areas in Oregon like Willamette Pass, the Wallowa Mountains and the Metolius River. In 1998, I published a travel/reference map of the State of Oregon. Since that time I've teamed up with Massachusetts cartographer Pat Dunlavey to produce maps such as Chugach State Park, Alaska; State of Alaska; and the Essential Geography of the USA. My Wallowa Mountains map, my 1998 Oregon map, the Chugach State Park map, and the Essential Geography of the USA each received top national honors in ACSM/CaGIS Annual Map Design Competitions. In 2012, my art received a considerable boost when Slate magazine called the Essential Geography, "The greatest paper map of the United States you'll ever see."
As of early 2019, I am nearing publication of The Essential Geography of the USA, 2nd Edition.
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