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The mission of the Commission on Geographic Information Science (GISc) is to advance the study of geographical information science internationally, and to enhance the role and contributions of geographers in the development of Geographic Information Science and of Geographic Information Science in the development of geography. The commission creates a network of people and research centers in geography that are related to geographical information science and serve as a focus for the worldwide GISc education and research community. A goal of the commission is to establish international research and educational priorities in GISc and evaluate and promote the role of geography as a discipline. The Commission strives to promote the effective, efficient and responsible use of geographical information in society. 

Aims of the Commission

  • Advance the study of geographical information science in the world 
  • Enhance the role and contributions of geographers in the development of GISc and GISc in the development of geography 
  • Promote worldwide cooperation among geographers with respect to scientific research and education in the field of geographical information science 
  • Create a network of people and research centres in geography that are related to geographical information science. 
  • Serve as a focus for the worldwide GISc education and research community 
  • Enable geographers to have better access to geographical data for the formulation of geographical knowledge



Goals of the Commission

  • Establish international research and educational priorities in GISc 
  • Evaluate and promote the role of geography and within geography and assess the influences of geography, as a discipline, on GISc 
  • Expand and rationalize GISc within the geography curriculum 
  • Address issues of certification and standards in GI practice and education 
  • Promote effective, efficient and responsible use of geographical information (GI) in society.
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