Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – October 14, 2004

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – October 14, 2004

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 9:06 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Ex-Officio Members

Tim Haithcoatexcused
Tom Stokespresent

State Members

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

Cooperating Members

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

Other Attendees

Mark Duewell (MSDIS) (proxy for Jeff Falter)
Nathan Mattox (Missouri State Highway Patrol)
Sonny Sanders (ESRI)

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Approval of the Minutes

September minutes printout available. Some corrections. Minutes were approved by motion (Ryan Lanclos), second (JimLaScala), and vote.

Subcommittee Reports

By-lawsJeff Falter

Jeff Schloss:Two proposals crafted to extend state membership. Explanation. Motion to amend by-laws with proposal #1 by JimLaScala, seconded by Jeff Haney, approved by vote. Motion to nominate Nathan Mattox from Missouri State Highway Patrol for MGISAC membership passed by vote.

CommunicationsDavid Drum

No Report

Data DevelopmentRay Fox/Jeff Schloss

Talked with Ray Fox about Data Development in light of the Strategic Plan. There are items in the Strategic Plan that are not realistic at this time or should be moved around. JimLaScalaasks Pam Kelrick if she is willing to have changes to the Strategic Plan while changes to the Work Plan are occurring. Pam agrees that there are some things that need to be updated in the Strategic Plan. She would like to get through initial Work Plan changes that incorporate things already done in this fiscal year. She does want to review the Strategic Plan. Conversation between Jim and Pam. Jeff Schloss asked whether the Work Plan report for the current fiscal year should be reviewed by the subcommittee or the full MGISAC. Pam indicated that the Strategic Planning Subcommittee should review it before it is sent to the full MGISAC. Jeff Haney indicated that the full MGISAC should also review and approve the next report.

Education and OutreachRyan Lanclos

No Report

GIS Data PolicyTim Haithcoat

Mark Duewell mentioned that Tim is trying to arrange dates and a location to host – WallaceMcMullen(DMH) has volunteered his location but has received no reply from Tim as yet.

GIS Training & CertificationTom Stokes

Have met a couple times now; in the process of constructing a proposal for Gerry Wethington. Thinks that by the November meeting he will have a proposal and approval from Gerry. Planning to bring trainers in to MO-TEC. Sent surveys out to State members and have four responses. He will use responses as supporting documentation, so please return as soon as possible.

GIT ArchitectureTim Haithcoat

Jeff Haney mentioned that the Architecture effort had seen some inactivity but it was about to ramp up again.

Homeland SecurityDebbie Briedwell

Meeting on October 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elm St. conference center. Will set the new direction for the subcommittee. Working on getting participation from other agencies.

Local GovernmentSteve Marsh/Gary Mook

St. Louis area local government survey moving forward slowly. However, adraft of the survey results from the MGISAC Local Gov’t Forum was distributed and will soon be available via the web.

NominationsTom Stokes

Tom distributed anominating subcommittee work schedule created by Jeff. Tom requested that the modified terms of office be reflected on the web site membership page. Tom extended his thanks to Jeff Schloss and Helen Stewart for their help on nominations and elections. Discussion about identifying non-state potential members.

Strategic PlanningPam Kelrick

There are seven subcommittee members now with others assisting. November 5 is the last day to submit draft documents for changes before the subcommittee meets on November 18 (following the full MGISAC meeting). November 26 is the last day to submit changes before the subcommittee meets on December 9 (also following the MGISAC meeting).

Liaison Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

No Report

Federal/USGSRay Fox

Mark Duewell: MAGIC is trying to put together a technician-level workshop on the National Map. The workshop will be held November 9-11 in Rolla. More information pending via mailing lists.

GIS Merit System PositionsJeff Schloss

No Report

ITABJeff Falter/Tony Spicci

No Report

MACOGGary Mook

No Report

MAGICTim Haithcoat

Mark Duewell: Preparation for 2006 Symposium underway.

MORAPDiane True

Question from Gary Mook about land cover data. Diane noted that contract has been amended to provide 100% of Missouri by end of December.

MMAKim Swisher

Kim is now president of MMA. Focusing on education, specifically GIS implementation. Set up education advisory committee. Retained lobbyist to influence legislation. Crafting GIS brochure for awareness and advocacy at State. Promoting IAAO scholarships. Adding Missouri GIS Professional designation based on the Kansas Mappers template.


No Report

NSGICTony Spicci

Mark Duewell: Annual conference went very well; very full days.

OITTom Stokes

No Report

Missouri GIS Conference

  • Conference Chair/Arrangements: Ryan Lanclos & Tony Spicci
    Ryan: October 14th, finalize workshops, set fees. November 1 open registration. November 15 mail preliminary program. Use email, web to get word out. Budget handout. Explanation. Discussion. Late (after January 23) and walk-in registration surcharge of $20.
  • Program: Steve Marsh & Jeff Schloss & Ray Fox
    JimLaScala: review changes to Tool Time.
  • Workshop: Mark Duewell & David Drum & Jeff Haney
    No Report
  • Exhibits: JimLaScala& David Drum
    JimLaScala: Exhibitor fee $600 includes 2 registrations and electricity in booth. Cutoff January 31. Surcharge $50 afterward until February 11 close. Non-profit set at $50. Packet going out Monday.
  • Posters: Liz Cook & Helen Stewart
    JimLaScala: working hard to have electronic showcase
  • Awards: Mark Duewell & Jeff Falter
    No Report
  • Publicity: Tim Haithcoat & MSDIS
    No Report
  • Social: Bobbie Sue Koelling & Ryan Lanclos
    No Report

MSDIS Activities

Mark Duewell: quarterly report handout. Format changed from previous quarters. Explanation. Discussion. Metadata issue: Missouri Census Data Center not providing metadata, but should (as data steward); MSDIS could, but very time consuming. If anyone has pull at MCDC, please assist. Does committee want MSDIS to determine cost of work? Discussion.

Round Table

JimLaScala: Kansas City Mid-America Regional Consortium started back up, more active KC metro GIS.
MoDNRjust submitted an updated data set depicting probable sinkhole locations to MSDIS. If you are using the original version of this data set, replace it with this update since there are known problems with the initial release. The update contains numerous corrections, additions and enhancements. Reminder that this and other data sets on the MEGA CD currently being sold are all publicly available through MSDIS at no charge.
Sonny Sanders: ESRI/National Association of County Offices freeArcViewand 10 virtual training courses promotion.
Jeff Schloss: Anything about statewide ESRI license?
Sonny: dropped off edge of world [boy these ESRI guys need to learn some geography]; will inquire. Coversation between Jeff and Sonny.
Mark Duewell:EastWestGateway local government survey is a DRAFT. It was intended for Local Gov’t Forum to review before distribution – corrections may be needed.

Announcement of Next Meeting

November 18, 2004 at the MDC Employee Credit Union


Adjourned at 11:11 a.m.



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