GEOSURV has started the project of the national network of geological and mineral information in 2007. This project lasted for six years and it was funded from the investment plan.
The project aimed at establishing a national network for geological and mineral information, and that required some executive steps as:
1- In 2007 (first year of the project), the numeration of electronic geological maps and the establishment of specialized databases were concluded. Basic training courses in (GIS) software were given to the working staff because most of them were not familiar with the program. In that year, the following items were accomplished:
2- In the second year (2008), the network activities were developed to the level of spatial databases as a method to manage digital files after the increasing in their production. In this year, the following items were purchased:
3- In 2009 (third year of the project), a restructuring of the national network cadre was executed by establishing specialized groups and connecting them to the supporting groups in technical departments through internal networks, besides continuing the production of digital files. In this year ,the following items were purchased:
4- In this year (fourth year of the project), that year witnessed a development in file processing and analyses, 3D model files were produced and a network between divisions managers and technical departments managers were established to exchange information, besides establishing an integrated servers system .In this year the following items were purchased:
5- In 2011 (fifth year of the project) and for the first time in Iraq, a specialized network of telecommunications between GEOSURV headquarters and its Regional Offices was established. Besides, entering the field of electronic mass media and starting the activities of data analyses, establishing subsurface and hydrogeological models. In this year, the following items were purchased:
6- In the sixth year (2012), the network requirements were finished and GEOSURV after accomplishing the network and becoming known in this field, began to support other governmental departments to establish (GIS) software centers, besides its distinguished role in establishing the national information center. In this year, the following items were purchased: