To integrate and synthesize ideas in different research fields germane to the analysis of location
To identify emerging research directions in related disciplines.
To foster professional development for present and future practitioners in the research and applications communities.
To develop new methods and tools supporting policy, good governance, and decision-making.
To lead towards the establishment of a permanent Academy with the mission of becoming the international research-lead environment of choice for the advancement of Geographic Information Science, and its relevance to Society.