The International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) has as its mission:
To advance the study of the history of maps and mapping in all societies and overall periods of time
- By promoting the education of the general public in the subject
- By promoting communication between members and others interested in the subject
- By promoting the research, teaching and funding of the subject
These tasks will be carried out by the members of the society or in association with relevant organizations by means of publications, conferences, seminars, courses and other suitable methods at a university or other institution (e.g. library, archive or museum) worldwide.