As part of its mission to advance research in GIScience, expand and strengthen GIScience education, advocate policies for the promotion of the ethical use of and access to geographic information and technologies, UCGIS publishes occasional white papers, official statements, and editorials that reflect the standings and beliefs of the organization. These may be authored solely within the organization or in collaboration with other groups.

  • Capturing New Opportunities in GIScience Education. Report by the UCGIS Education Committee, published August 2020 (pdf). 
  • Geo-related Ethics in the News. Statement response by UCGIS, published July 2020 (pdf). 
  • EPA Rulemaking Jeopardizes Utilization of Geospatial Research. Statement response by UCGIS in coordination with AAG and URISA, published May 2020 (pdf)
  • A UCGIS Call to Action: Bringing the Geospatial Perspective to Data Science Degrees and Curricula. White paper by UCGIS and its membership community, published July 2018. (pdf)
  • The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science: Shaping the Future at Ten Years.  Guest Editorial by Gregory A. Elmes, published 2005 in Transactions in GIS 9(3): 273-276. (pdf)