Media and Press

See what news and media outlets are saying about the USA map from Imus Geographics. Articles and interviews with Dave Imus on his award-winning USA map are available.

The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You'll Ever See • Article

"Can one paper wall map really outshine all others - so definitively that it becomes award-worthy? I'm here to tell you it can."

Article by Seth Stevenson

Slate / online magazine; New York, New York


Living Legend • Article

“Dave Imus is a superstar of geography, having designed what has been called the “greatest paper map of the United States.”

“The typical person looks at a map and sees where things are located. Dave Imus looks at a map and sees a much bigger story.”

Interview by Ben Siegel

Block Club / magazine; Buffalo, New York


The renegade cartographer • Article

“From across the room, the 4−by−3-foot Essential Geography looks like most any other U.S. map: 50 states, punctuated by cities and towns and crisscrossed by rivers and roads. But studying the image more closely, I’ve realized the map is not remotely standard fare.”

September 2013 article by Christina Cooke

High Country News / print and online magazine; Paonia, Colorado


The Greatest Map of the United States • Interview

"Many of us at Here & Now were mesmerized recently when we unraveled a new map of the U.S by Dave Imus. We ogled at the details! Pointed out familiar landmarks. Marveled at our utter lack of geographic awareness. OK, we're public radio nerds, but we aren't alone in our appreciation of a good map."

Radio interview with Robin Young

Here and Now / Public Radio International; Boston, Massachusetts


Mapping America • Interview

"Mapmaker Dave Imus looked at the maps he could find of the country and set out to create a better one."

Radio interview with Dick Gordon (begins at about 25 minutes into the program)

The Story / American Public Media; Durham, North Carolina


A labor of love finally validated • Article

"In 2010 when David Imus' new map of the United States won cartography's equivalent of the Academy Award for Best Picture, here's what it did for his fame and fortune:

Absolutely nothing."

Newspaper column by Bob Welch

The Register-Guard / Daily newspaper; Eugene, Oregon


Dave Imus' Great American Map • Interview

"So how does a man working in his Eugene farmhouse beat out monumental institutions like the U.S. Census Bureau, Central Intelligence Agency Cartography Center and National Geographic, which have all won the prestigious honor for so many years? It's simple  -  with clarity."

Listen to interview with Dave Miller

OPB / Oregon Public Broadcasting; Portland, Oregon


The Art of American Cartography • Interview

In this 15-minute interview with Living on Earth's Bruce Gellerman, Dave talks about why we needed a new United States map.

"Before I started making this map I surveyed all the other U.S. maps that have been on our walls forever. And my conclusion was it was no wonder that Americans are really very geographically disinterested, because on these maps, there was really very little geography. And so I thought I could do a better job."

Radio interview with Bruce Gellerman

Living on Earth / Public Radio International; Somerville, Massachusetts


The Best Map of the United States You'll Ever See • Article

"Made by one man, when most maps made by corporations"

Read article by Jonathon Anker

HLN / Turner Broadcasting System; Atlanta, Georgia


The Graphic Depiction of Geography • Interview

"If your surroundings to you are just random scenery, your life is not as enriched as it would be if your surroundings meant something to you."

Television interview with Lincoln Graves

KATU-Channel 2 / Television; Portland, Oregon

Check out the Imus Geographics shop to purchase an assortment of maps - USA, Oregon, the Sierra Nevadas and more. Imus Geographics’ map of the USA offers improved legibility and a greater diversity of content. It beat out other maps of the USA to be selected as the best map published in North America for 2010.