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.
The steering committee 2012 - 2016: Associate Professor Francis HARVEY chairs the commission; Professor ChengHu ZHOU is the vice-chair of the commission