Founded in 1983 by Jack Joyce and Kevin Healey, the Vancouver based ITMB began life with a series of maps of South America. A map of Costa Rica followed, designed by gifted cartographer, Healey. As tourism boomed in that country his map became a best seller and helped to establish ITMB as a force to be reckoned with. ITMB then turned their attention to some of the more obscure countries and regions of the world. The result was a series of quality maps of places that had traditionally been overlooked by the mapping industry. Today, ITMB produces detailed travel maps and guides for well over 250 of the world's countries and regions - including Africa, Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America - with around 40 new titles appearing every year.