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2007 - INITIATIVE TO ESTABLISH A POLICY ON SPATIAL DATA

In 2007, Sarath Jayatilaka was appointed as the National Consultant to establish a Policy on Spatial Data by the Ministry of Lands and Ministry of Nation Building and Estate Infrastructure Development with the assistance of GTZ (German Aid). 
National Workshop with over 150 stakeholders was held at the B.M.I.C.H. on 18th March 2007 to discuss and to get ideas to formulate a National Policy on Spatial Data.       
The Secretaries of Ministry of Lands and Land Development and Nation Building and Estate management addressed the participants on the importance of sharing data. 
•    A Steering Committee was appointed 
•    A Task Force of professionals from key institutions and academia.