The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science seeks to:
Advance research in the field of Geographic Information Science;
Expand and strengthen Geographic Information Science education;
Advocate policies for the promotion of the ethical use of and access to geographic information and technologies; and,
Build scholarly communities and networks to foster multi-disciplinary GIS research and education
This mission statement was initially presented to the UCGIS Council during the 2012 Symposium in Washington DC, subsequently discussed and voted upon by the UCGIS Board of Directors at its Board meeting on October 22nd, 2012 and voted upon by the UCGIS Council of Delegates during the virtual council meeting on December 13th, 2012.