GPC led an international team of consultants in the planning, design and initial implementation of the Libya Spatial Data Infrastructure (LSDI) initiative. The LSDI was initiated formally in April 2006. The program was launched as a multiagency, collaborative process being coordinated by the Libyan Post, Telecommunications, and Information Technology Company (LPTIC), and under the leadership and guidance of the Chairman and the Chairman Advisory Committee. The first phase of the program is now complete, thanks to the cooperation and hard work of representative from the 17 government and institutional entities that have been most directly involved in this foundation building stage. With the successful completion of Phase 1, the LSDI program is now ready to move to the next stage of development to build towards a comprehensive national geospatial database network, to broaden the community of involved stakeholders, and to institutionalize information maintenance and sharing procedures across the government.