The core objective of the ILWIS community is to gradually provide a maintainable GIS/RS software framework for internal and external researchers and software developers to implement up-to-date training components, scientific toolboxes and (web) service implementations used in consulting projects. To support this goal and to streamline ILWIS developments with research activities within 52°North and the greater community of GI practitioners, two core migration streams have been identified:
- the advancement of ILWIS into re-usable, interoperable web services,
- the advancement of ILWIS as client software in a distributed service environment (SDI).
In addition, support can be provided to research groups that want to develop extensions to the existing ILWIS components.