Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – December 9, 2004

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – December 9, 2004


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

Cooperating Members

Elizabeth Cook (USDA-NRCS)absent
Secretary David Drum (MOREnet)excused
Mike Duncan (St. Louis County Dep’t of Planning)excused
Ray Fox (USGS/MCMC)present
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)present
JamesLaScala(City of Liberty)present
Steve Marsh (Jackson County)excused
Gary Mook (EastWestGateway)present
Greg Resz (City of Jefferson)present
Kim Swisher (Missouri Mappers Association)absent
Diane True (MoRAP)present

Other Attendees

Mark Duewell (MSDIS)
Helen Stewart (SEMA)
Sonny Sanders (ESRI)
MelisaMcLean(St. Louis County Dep’t of Planning) (proxy for Mike Duncan)

Meeting called to order 9:20 am


November Minutes delayed till January for approval.


No Report


The web site has had minimal changes since October. Have assisted some with publicizing the MOGIS conference site. The site management software I had hoped to use lacks maturity and will not work for MGISAC. My staff are looking at a different site management software package at this time.

Data Development

Data Development will hold its semiannual meeting during the GIS conference. In addition to hearing reports from agencies and municipalities represented at the meeting, we will discuss a proposal for flying leaf-off orthoimagery for the state. Ideas include allowing counties or cities to contribute the difference between the state wide resolution (one meter?) and a higher resolution such as 1 foot.

Education & Outreach

No Report

GIS Data Policy

Information is up on FTP site.

GIS Training and Certification

No Report

GIT Architecture

Working on GIS compliance document GPS.

Homeland Security

Meeting was held. Decided to wait on further discussion with the subcommittee until new Homeland Security Advisor/Office is decided by the new Governor. Discussion about 05 Homeland Security grants.

Local Government Group

No Report


Eric M. to replace Kevin Keeney

Strategic Planning

Pam offered changes since emailing out draft to committee. Jeff S. suggested a couple of changes. Discussion between Pam, Jeff S., Tony and Debbie on suggestions. Suggestion for David to add link to website for an individual to sign up for non-committee distribution list. Tony suggested a MGISAC newsletter. Wallace motione and 2nd by Tony to accept Work Plan. Passed.

Liaison Reports


No Report


Talked about National Map workshop at the Lake. Showed examples of maps for St. Charles County from National Map data. Talked about National Map meeting at Rolla. Ray and Mark attended Tri-Lakes User Group Meeting.

GIS Merit System Positions

Requested report from OA. No response from OA.


No Report


No Report


MAGIC having 3 regional workshops. 2006 MAGIC conference April 23-27 in K.C.


Land cover for Missouri done ahead of schedule, released by the end of the year.


MMA looking at GIS certification based on Kansas.


No Report


Tony stated that the HS grant language that was crafted by NSGIC and NASCIO was inserted into the current HS grant announcement. Tim Haithcoat was instrumental in helping facilitate this process. The grant is currently open and Tony will forward both the announcement and the language that was inserted to the list server. There has been a lot of activity surrounding the USGS NGPO realignment. USGS has extended the comment period for another 90 days and a number of NSGIC folks are working on the six development teams. Tim is serving in the architecture team and Tony is serving on the governance team. Other activities such as RAMONA and work on the GOS II portal continue to move forward. The Midyear will be held March 13-16 in Annapolis. Plans are underway to meet with legislators to discuss geospatial issues. Please contact Tony if you have any questions.


Gerry Wethington retire November 30, 2004. Bill Perkins is acting CIO. Dan Ross will be new CIO effective January 10.

MO GIS Conference

Conference Chair

Registration for the Conference is available on-line at the Conference website and through links on Mizzou and MSDIS website. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the website. Logistics for the Conference are generally on-track, but there are on-going discussions and refinements at the hotel for session, poster, and vendor room arrangements. Question (Ray Fox): Will there be access to the web, wireless or otherwise? Tony: Ill need to check on that. Question (Sonny Sanders): What are more specific guidelines or thoughts about the difference between tool time sessions and regular lecture sessions, especially as it relates to geodatabases? Tony: Regular sessions must focus on actual application examples in use by an institution or individual real world examples.


Although Steve was not present at the meeting, he gave a handout to Tony Spicci for distribution. Tony led the MGISAC through the handout. The purpose of the handout was to recruit and solidify people who could in-turn recruit Conference speakers. All categories were filled with volunteers. Ray Fox requested that an additional topic category called data collection.


Plenty of last-minute cajoling produced eight workshops for MOGIS 05. My thanks to everyone who assisted in securing workshops and the workshop presenters.


Jim Lascala reported that 4 vendors have registered; one of those has paid for a presentation. Tony Spicci added that he has received 3-4 verbal commitments in addition to the currently registered vendors


No report.


Mark Duewell reported that the forms to nominate people are available on-line.


Tim Haithcoat reported that mailings and web announcements have been distributed. Greg Bruer will distribute a reminder email.


No report.

MSDIS ActivitiesMark Duewell

Mark Duewell and Ray Fox attended the Tri-Lakes User Group meeting. Conclusions from the meeting include a strong desire, on the part of local government representatives, for GIS information and support. Many attendees requested information about the GTC. There were several comments of support from other MGISAC members, including Jim Lascala and Tom Stokes. Hydrography dataset is up and running. Server has been down several times this last month due to maintenance issues. National Map technical workshop at MCMC in Rolla was excellent in every respect. The workshop was well-attended, even by out-of-state folks. The workshop was also well-attended by USGS management. Attendance at the GTC classes has picked up considerably. Staff are hoping to upgrade the teaching lab withArcView9.0 over Christmas break. The portable training lab, supported in part by the CAP grant, is available for check-out by government and non-profit agencies. Use by for-profit agencies or people is still questionable.


Arnold Williams new update for centerline work is available
Sonny Sanders Service pack 2 forArcGIS9 available
MelisaMcLean GIS Day outreach event at St. Louis Zoo successful
Debbie Bridewell GIS Day well-attended at State
Jeff Schoss Anyone have details about the DEM meeting?
WallaceMcMullen Laments about the time and energy needed to start new GIS program in his institution, including difficulties with training costs and availability
Tony Spicci NAIP Orthophotography negotiations proceeding; photos expected to be available March 05; working on turning 2003 NAIP infra-red photos into true color images
Jeff Falter MoTechis moving

Next meeting January 13, 2005 @ Conservation Credit Union

Meeting Adjourment.



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