The Muncie Map Co. was founded in 2017 by Dr. Andy Shears, a Muncie native who'd moved away for an academic career and grown sick of it. Being a specialist in cartography, Andy decided he'd rather be practicing the craft of mapping than teaching it. After finishing that school year, Andy and his wife Amy uprooted their lives in Pennsylvania to come back to Muncie and start their businesses, investing in and betting on his hometown.
Our goal from the beginning was to follow the mantra of Benjamin Franklin, to "do well by doing good." We seek projects and jobs that serve to benefit our community as much as possible, and we firmly believe our community will take care of us in the same way.
So far, that belief has been proven correct. From its humble beginnings of Andy staffing a card table with a stack of maps at the Muncie Makers Market, the Muncie Map Co. has expanded to a busy custom cartography studio with a brick-and-mortar retail store in downtown Muncie (opened 2018), where it features maps, map artwork, and local Muncie-centric goods that have become a community favorite.
With 2020's COVID closures, MMC pivoted into e-commerce and now also features an extensive collection of products in its online shoppe.
Today, Muncie Map Co. continues its growth, employing one full-time and one part-time employee, plus several recurring contract gig creatives. We have a combined 25 years of cartographic and artistic experience at our fingertips.
We're constantly searching for new opportunities and projects, so what can we do for you?
Shoot us a line and let's chat.