Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – July 8, 2004

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – July 8, 2004

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 2:20 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Ex-Officio Members

Tim Haithcoatpresent
Tom Stokespresent

State Members

Gary Beahan (Dep’t of Economic Development)excused
Debbie Briedwell (Dep’t of Health and Senior Services)excused
Jeff Falter (State Emergency Management Agency)present
Jeff Haney (Dep’t of Revenue)present
Kevin Keeney (Missouri National Guard)present
Bobbie Sue Koelling (Dep’t of Elementary and Secondary Education)present
Vice-chair Ryan Lanclos (Dep’t of Agriculture)present
WallaceMcMullen(Dep’t of Mental Health)present
Jeff Schloss (Dep’t of Natural Resources)present
Chair Tony Spicci (Dep’t of Conservation)present
Mike Sutherland (Rep. 99th District)excused
Arnold Williams (Dep’t of Transportation)present

Cooperating Members

Michelle Carey (City of Kansas City)excused (military duty)
Elizabeth Cook (USDA-NRCS)excused
Secretary David Drum (MOREnet)present
Mike Duncan (St. Louis County Dep’t of Planning)present
Ray Fox (USGS/MCMC)present
Dawn Hilderbrand (City of Kansas City)excused
Pam Kelrick (City of Kirksville, Adair Co.)present
Kevin Kuhlmann (Village of Innsbrook)excused
JamesLaScala(City of Liberty)present
Steve Marsh (Jackson County)present
Gary Mook (EastWestGateway)excused
Greg Resz (City of Jefferson)present
Kim Swisher (Missouri Mappers Association)absent
Diane True (MoRAP)present

Other Attendees

Robbyn Abbitt (MoRAP)
Chris Barnett (CARES)
Clayton Blodgett (MORAP)
Jason Ebersole (Dep’t of Transportation)
Breck Graham (Spatial Network Solutions)
Eric Maness (DPS/Missouri National Guard)

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Approval of the Minutes

June minutes available on the web site, printout available. No corrections. Minutes were approved by motion (Jeff Falter), second (JimLaScala), and vote.

Subcommittee Reports

By-lawsJeff Falter

No report

CommunicationsDavid Drum

New members being added to the web site and have already been added to the mailing list. Looking into a site maintenance tool called Lenya.

Data DevelopmentRay Fox

Jeff S thanks Ray F for hosting morning Data Development meeting.

Education and OutreachRyan Lanclos

[need this section from Ryan]

GIS Data PolicyTim Haithcoat/Jim LaScala

Scheduling a meeting for late July or mid-August. If you have policy colleagues make sure they know about and can attend meeting.

GIS TrainingTom Stokes

No report. Question from Jeff S about potential overlap between E&O and T&C subcommittees. Jim L responds that E&O has an outward focus while T&C has a professional focus. Tom S adds that Gerry W is interested in training for individuals similar to the Project Management Institute approach. Request for feedback to Gerry W on the topic. Discussion about URISA “self” certification. Comment from Tim H that there is no mandate for certification, but skills updates and continuing education is a carrot to promote it. Jeff S suggests a code of ethics development rather than certification. David D comments that theSystem Administrators Guild went through the exact same dilemma a few years ago and did develop a certification process.

GIT ArchitectureTim Haithcoat

Having trouble coordinating schedules. No GIT meeting; handling in email instead using flags (review, action, vote) in Subject line.

Homeland SecurityTony Spicci

Met, only three attendees. No formal agenda put forth. Invited everyone to next meeting on the third Friday, 10 a.m. at the MDC Central Office Complex, Lower Osage conference room. Tim H: group reviewed Homeland Security expense language that NSGIC forwarded to Dep’t of HS, also through NASCIO.

Local GovernmentSteve Marsh, Gary Mook

Not much in the last month, met after June MGISAC meeting to discuss how and where to meet. Decided to hold several regional meetings. Also trying to find time at MMA conference for a meeting. Moving forward ever so slowly. Jump in survey responses after Missouri Digital Government Summit. Jim L: St. Clair county did not realize there was so much data available. Requested CD of Henry county data. NominationsTom Stokes Gerry W approved entire list of nominees for 2004-2006. One more nomination came in after July 1st and is in the process of being approved. Nominations for officers is open through the end of July. Sample ballot will be sent out. Chair and Vice-chair must be state members. Will have absentee ballot.

Strategic PlanningTony Spicci

All should have received near final report of work plan. Please review and return edits ASAP to Tony. Should be starting 2004 work now. Please begin at August meeting. If you are a subcommittee chair, you should begin reviewing the strategic plan and begin work. Steve M: suggestion to rework strategic plan to more closely match subcommitte structure. Jeff S suggestion to have strategic plan subcommittee meeting after August elections.

Liaison Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

No report.

Federal/USGSRay Fox

Need to move on elevation updating. Please contact Ray. Jim L: if anyone is talking to GIS users in the Kansas City area, please let him know.

GIS Merit System PositionsJeff Schloss

Not a quarter for a report.

ITABJeff Falter

Last month’s meeting was cancelled.

MACOGGary Mook

No report.

MAGICTim Haithcoat

Held elections, new officers took effect July 1st. Hoping to have travel funds to NSGIC conferences. Meeting on 22nd of July in Kansas City. Tony S: next MAGIC conference at Westin in Kansas City in April 2006.

MORAPDiane True

No report.

MMAJennifer Peterson

No report.


Conference coming up.

NSGICTony Spicci

State member grants. Conference in Austin in September. State profile due July 9thcomments to Tony now.

OITTom Stokes

Gerry W concerned about terms of membership, would like to see alternating two-year terms.

Missouri GIS Conference

Tony S: information sent out, chairs should start meeting. David D: some presenters already signed on thanks to Mark D. Ray F: another Data Development session? Jeff S: handle as a session rather than workshop. Publicity: need to send out a postcard soon for September mailing. Jim L: booth/promo at MMA conference?

  • Conference Chair/Arrangements: Ryan Lanclos & Tony Spicci
  • Program: Steve Marsh & Jeff Schloss & Ray Fox
  • Workshop: Mark Duewell & David Drum & Jeff Haney
  • Exhibits: JimLaScala& David Drum
  • Posters: Liz Cook & Helen Stewart
  • Awards: Mark Duewell & Jeff Falter
  • Publicity: Tim Haithcoat & MSDIS
  • Social: Bobbie Sue Koelling & Ryan Lanclos

MSDIS Activities

Tim H: final report on the way. Received equipment from USGS, deploying. State Mapping Partnership office out for national review, hopeful that Missouri will have an office soon.

Round Table

Tony S: Missouri Digital Government Summit: Tim H and Tony S spoke, thought it was a good event. About 150-200 attended. Tony S panel on data access and security.
Arnold W: recreating county maps, have 60 out of 115, ought to be done by next July. State road map cycle beginning again. New roads coverage next week.
Wallace M: Office of Quality Management/Dep’t of Mental Health has a new-found interest in GIS.
Kevin Ke: Missouri National Guard does not have MERGIS. Have $200K to move MERGIS, working on it. MERGIS moved to avoid Sunshine Law. Missouri National Guard sees themselves in a support rolesome layers are sensitive. MERGIS will be through an eTeam interface. Kevin will participate in Homeland Security subcommittee.
Tim H: National 4-H tech conference in July in St. Louis. Need folks to help run event. Doing a lot of GIS work.

Announcement of Next Meeting

August 12th, 2004at the MDC Employee Credit Union


Adjourned at 3:31 p.m.



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