Statute 1 - Name and Mission

The International Society for Digital Earth (hereinafter referred to as the Society and ISDE) was founded in May, 2006 in China, on the principles of the 1999 Beijing Declaration on Digital Earth. The Society promotes international cooperation in the Digital Earth Vision, and facilitates Digital Earth technologies to play key roles in, inter alia, economic and socially-sustainable development, environmental protection, early warning and disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation, education and improvement of the well-being of the society in general.

The Mission of the Society is to provide a framework for understanding evolving society-beneficial technologies, current and newly emerging, and to revise the Digital Earth Vision in light of new developments.