The government and people of Iraq are undertaking a valiant effort to rebuild the country, the economy, and society. The need for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) has been recognized by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) as an important foundation for assisting the government in this endeavor. GPC is collaborating with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to assist the Government of Iraq PMO in developing a strategy and work plan for carrying this initiative forward. A five day study tour and workshop is being planned to bring over 25 officials from the Government of Iraq to Abu Dhabi to allow them to experience first hand the approach that Abu Dhabi has taken in developing a world-class SDI initiative, and the functioning of the Spatial Data Center and several key stakeholder organizations. This will be followed by a three-day workshop to explore SDI principles and practices around the world, the components that need to be addressed in a comprehensive program for Iraq, and the development of a practical implementation approach for moving the program forward in the coming months.
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The Government of Kuwait, Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) has engaged GPC to assist in developing a GIS Strategic Plan that will breathe new geographic value into the organization's mainframe database that catalogs information about every citizen, resident, building and enterprise in the Country. The legagy PACI database has been a critical underpinning of the national identity system in Kuwait since 1982, and today threads across government and is used as the essential method for personal authentication for nearly every substantial government service. GPC, in partnership with Diyar United Company, is assisting the organization in assessing the current situation and future vision of PACI, to develop a Geospatial Strategy to help streamline internal operations, to identify methods to geo-empower this information, and a process to build information sharing relationships with other stakeholders in Kuwait.