The Maps and the Internet commission promotes multi-national cartographic research in order to solve scientific and applied problems related to web-based cartography. The commission attempts to enhance cartographic education related to the Internet. In addition, the commission promotes professional and technical standards for maps available through the Internet.

Like all commissions of the International Cartographic Association, formal members are assigned by individual countries. However, anyone can become a corresponding member. Corresponding members receive all commission correspondence and invitations to meetings. Most of the papers given at meetings of the commision are presented by corresponding members. To become an corresponding member, email the chair at .

Strategies of the commission include regular e-mails to members, meetings, workshops, promotion of standards, and publications.