Since 2006 the motives for a project are:
- Provide context for an independent R&D effort dealing with the design of unifying geospatial Internet layer.
- Determine a novel form of structure for a computational geospatial model and use it as a basis for a new generic geospatial Internet layer.
- Use the geospatial Internet as a unified foundation for a reference between the abstract information space of the Internet and our physical reality.
- Allow for the exchange of computational content units, which are capable of encapsulating arbitrary geographic data, services or scientific models related to our environment.
- Employ strictly the main Internet design qualities of decentralized architecture and compact technical implementation in order to achieve unparalleled flexibility in accommodating new types of data models and services.
- Address problems with design and implementation of more specialized infrastructures required for geographic information, which currently rely on a direct implementation of a very heterogeneous set of specifications that are difficult to change when needed.