Promote best practices
Our aim is to create and maintain a community that identifies, promotes and adopts best practices for the analysis of spatial and temporal data and the distribution and use of spatial data products. We believe that the key measure of quality of research in all sciences (and especially in geographical information sciences) is in transparency and reproducibility of the computer code used to generate results.
Promote Open Data
We promote and actively support the production, sharing and use of Open GeoData (based on the Open Knowledge Foundation licenses). We provide platforms, tools, standards and training to encourage and support Open Geodata and reproducible research shared using open web services and open standards.
Provide training and networking
We help researchers grow by connecting them with peer networks, helping them improve their programming skills, and helping them to make their research more open and reproducible. We aim especially to encourage and empower under-represented researchers (e.g. those from ODA recipient countries and female researchers).
Serve decision makers
We aim to provide all users (governmental and non-governmental organizations, private sector companies and the general public) with easily accessible and trustworthy Open Geographical Environmental Data, fully documented, peer reviewed and reproducible. Transparency and reproducibility increase trust in information so that it is eventually also the fastest path to optimal decision making.