Statute 2 - Definition and Vision
Digital Earth makes use of digital technologies to model earth systems, including its cultural and social aspects represented by human societies living on the planet. The model is a multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-temporal, and multi-layered information system. Digital Earth is envisaged as a common platform to support national and international cooperation for global sustainable development, and a newly-developing point of economic growth and social well-being.
The Digital Earth Vision incorporates a digitally-formatted Earth accessible directly through the internet-connected citizens of the planet and supports facilitating data and information provision to others.