EZ Maps® Company Overview
Founded in 1995 in Angeles City, EZMaps started producing tourist brochures in areas with large concentrations of tourists and expatriates.
The young firm received its baptism of fire when it was commissioned by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to produce a series of 60 promotional brochures titled “Best of the Islands” for the country’s hosting of the Miss Universe Pageant in 1994. This was followed in 1996 by a project from the Philippine Convention and Visitors’ Corporation (PCVC) to produce tourist and street maps of selected areas for the delegates of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Summit held at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Boosted by the success of its initial ventures, EZMaps began developing its own map series under the brand name EZ Maps® in 1997 which covered the major cities in Metro Manila and top tourist spots which were then largely unmapped. In 1999,
EZMaps published its first book project — EZ Philippines Travel Atlas® the first of its kind in the market. Supported by the Department of Tourism (DOT), the trailblazing publication featured comprehensive and up-to-date information on the country’s 16 regions, with detailed regional, provincial and city street maps, and useful contact information.
To date, EZMaps has produced more than 60 titles comprising of 56 EZ Maps® titles, a travel atlas, two road atlases, two city street guides, all of which are regularly updated. All publications contain global positioning system (GPS)-enabled road data and printed in full-color, quality paper.
EZMaps efforts have not gone unnoticed. In 2007, its publisher and founder Ariel Jersey was named Most Inspiring Tourism Entrepreneur by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) for pioneering the tourist map industry in the country. He was tagged as the Philippines’ “Map Guru” by PCE Sec. Joey Concepcion.