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Geographic Information Science and Systems

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Specialty Group Website

Mission statement
1. Promote the exchange of ideas and information relating to GIS.
2. Promote GIS research.
3. Improve the understanding of the proper application of GIS procedures.
4. Develop materials and promote activities needed to improve the teaching of GIS concepts.
5. Promote and coordinate activities and directions with other professional organizations involved with GIS.
6. Pursue charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Diansheng Guo
Associate Professor
Department of Geography

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  • New GISS Website

    Dear Colleagues -

    I am pleased to announce the release of a new Geographic Information Science & Systems (GISS) Specialty Group website located here:

    The purpose of this move is to (1) enable better communication between the GISS Specialty Group and it's members in the AAG community; and (2) utilize a platform that can be sustained and transitioned easily as the leadership of the specialty group changes over time.

    All existing content from the SDSU-hosted version of the site (thanks from all of us Ming!) is undergoing transition into this new Wordpress-based interface. If former chairs/secretaries have data (minutes, awardees, etc.), please send them to for inclusion in the site as archival storage.

    Going forward, news and information relevant to the AAG GISS-SG will be posted to this site and to the AAG community forum.

    Please send any comments/corrections/requests to It is expected that there are mistakes on the website (dates/etc.) and that these will be corrected at the upcoming AAG meeting with the help of senior scholars with longer memories than those in current leadership. If interested in helping, contact

    Please visit our new website here:

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