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Headquartered in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Discovery Map International, Inc., (DMI) has been creating and publishing beautifully illustrated, hand-drawn alternative advertising maps for over 35 years. We love our New England roots and are proud to be based in Waitsfield, nestled in the center of Vermont's gorgeous Mad River Valley. In 1993 we were predominantly a Northeastern operation, but due to increasing demand and success, DMI (at that time called Resort Maps) expanded its reach by developing a franchise model for individual ownership and distribution of its maps of resort towns, vacation destinations and cities all over the U.S. and beyond. Today, that network of franchises has grown to 130 Discovery Map® maps in publication in the US—including Puerto Rico—and Canada, with additional maps added each year. Nearly 18 million Discovery Maps are printed annually and these figures continue strong.