The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS) was founded in 1999 with support from the National Science Foundation under its program to promote research infrastructure in the social and behavioral sciences. CSISS programs (1999–2013) recognized the growing significance of space, spatiality, location, and place in social science research.
Specialist Research Meetings hosted and sponsored by CSISS promoted intensive discussion on themes related to theoretical issues, technological developments, and applications of geographical information science and spatial thinking in the social sciences. Such meetings offered opportunities for new research and teaching programs, new software developments, and funded research initiatives. Position papers, selected presentations, and final reports from these meetings are archived on eScholarship for public access.