Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – July 10, 2008

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – July 10, 2008

Department of ConservationCredit Union Building-9:00 am

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 9:16 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Ex-Officio Members

Mark Duewellpresent
Tim Haithcoatpresent

State Members

Debbie Briedwellpresent
Colin Duewellpresent
David Finchabsent
Matt Hesserabsent
Donna Rehagenabsent
Renee Robinsonexcused
Jeff Schlosspresent (proxy for Renee Robinson)
Tracy Schlosspresent
Tony Spicciexcused
Beth Struempfpresent
Mike Sutherlandabsent
Arnold Williamspresent

Cooperating Members

Elizabeth CookTreasurerpresent
David DrumSecretarypresent (proxy for Steve Marsh)
Mike Duncanabsent
Ray Foxpresent
Pam KelrickVice-chairpresent
Curtis Koonsabsent
Kevin Kuhlmannabsent
Steve MarshChairexcused
Gary Mookpresent
Greg Reszexcused
Ed Siegmundabsent
Diane Trueabsent

Other Attendees

Aaron Addison, Washington University in St. Louis
Lindell Bates, Sanborn
Joe Clayton, MSPS
KevinDeSain, MSPS
Tim Donze, Surdex
Eric Foster,MoDOT
Erwin Gard
Dave Gausepohl, City of Sullivan
John Howe, Jefferson City (proxy for Greg Resz)
Matt Kohler,MOREnet
Gary Mook, EWGW
John Teale, MSPS

Approval of the Minutes

June minutes available on the web site. Motion to approve from Ray F, seconded by Jeff S, approved by vote.

MGISAC Administration

State GIO ReportTim Haithcoat

[Get notes from Tim]

Western Imagery for the State

Will discuss how to proceed at the next Data Development meeting; trying to get buy-up options finalized by MMA conference



Nathan Mattox has been hired by Tim H into a Project Homeland position. Hope to restructure funding and rehire his old position.


Presentation in August

Precinct Boundaries


No Changes


Nominations for officer elections are open as of this meeting through the end of the month. Offices are: Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer

Treasurer’s Report

No expenditures in June. Balance of $13,058.52. Outstanding approval for $100 for break food atLiDARworkshop. Pending NSGIC dues from CIO’s budget. Steve M has asked for a Finance subcommittee to be formed; looking for two or three people. Mark D and Arnold W volunteered. Jeff S: did we find out any more about the phone bridge costs? Liz C: no. Discussion about whether or not to build operational costs into budget. Eric F:MoDOThas phone bridge capabilities at no cost.

Project Updates

Data Sharing Agreement

In process

Conference Phone Access

Discussed above. Ray F: may also be options via USGS

Discussion Topic/Presentation

Strategic Plan: Mapping Missouri’s Future

Motion from Ray F to approve strategic plan. Seconded by Pam K. Jeff S: is there a need to approve it today? Am expecting comments from others at DNR. John Teale: ditto. Discussion. Liz C: who is this document a strategy for? Jeff S: I don’t see that there are any measurable goals. Ray F: suggest bringing in other groups for tactical planning. Discussion. Call to question. Motion approved by vote; nays: Jeff, Renee, Tracy.

Subcommittee Reports

Data DevelopmentRay Fox/Jeff Schloss

Did not meet in July. Plan to meet at the regular time in August. Also planning aLiDARmeeting in August for interested parties.

Funding & GrantsPam Kelrick, Tony Spicci, Mark Duewell

The 50 States Grant is coming to a close. Tim H: GIS will be on the next SEMA Office of Homeland Security tour. This creates an opportunity for counties to get some GIS funds. Mark D: both Tony and I are MAGIC officers for the next term. Pam K: MAGIC approved $3,000 and USGS contributed $5,000 for the Rural GIS Summit. Event will be rescheduled in the spring.

Homeland Security/Emergency ManagementDebbie Briedwell

Met Tuesday; minutes will be posted. Discussed Project Homeland; time with ESRI is short. Nathan and I will be presenting at the ESRI UC. Discussed flooding and GIS. Ray will schedule a lessons-learned meeting with other states in late July. Plan to present Project Homeland to this group in September. Ray F: other states who were not directly affected are also interested.

Local Government GroupMark Allen

No Report

Outreach & EducationMark Duewell

Northeast Regional Workshop is again being discussed due to Rural Workshop being moved to the spring. Expecting a September/October date. Have had lots of interest for more regional workshops. Will have a proposal in August. Ray F: could this become a workshop at MOGIS? Mark D: talk to the presenters.

Strategic PlanningEric Foster

Changing subcommittee name, but not sure what. Will assist in drafting business plans. Will continue to maintain the Work Plan. The Annual Report will be taken from meeting minutes.

Liaison Reports

GIT Architecture (MAEA)Tim Haithcoat

Holding pattern

Policy & LegislationTony Spicci

FLAIR Act Letter of Support: discussion. Informal survey about postponing letter. Motion from JimLaScalato table until August, seconded by David D, approved by vote. Abstentions: Ray F, Jeff S.

MSDIS ActivitesMark Duewell

Fourth quarter report out very soon. Wenbo Song receiving compliments for his work on flood imagery.

Missouri GIS ConferenceTony Spicci

Ray F: Have a draft of workshops’ schedule [handout]. Will have a pre-pre-conference workshop for absolute beginners to GIS (thanks, ESRI). Laptops will be provided byMOREnet(thanks, David).

MAGIC ConsortiumTony Spicci

No Report

Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

Ray has distributed a funding invitation/request forLiDARfor most of the state.

Federal/USGSRay Fox

Arkansas is also interested in ourLiDARproject. International Charter training in Kansas City on July 22-23. Lessons learned meeting (mentioned above).

Missouri Association of Councils of Government

No Report

Missouri Resource Assessment PartnershipDiane True

No Report

Missouri Mappers AssociationJim LaScala

Conference coming up in August 5?-8?. Suggest attending if you are not going to ESRI UC.

Missouri Society of Professional SurveyorsJohn Teale

No Report

National States Geographic Information CouncilTony Spicci

COGO Affiliation vote: introduction. Motion from David D for MGISAC to cast the Missouri vote in favor of NSGIC COGO affiliation, seconded by Jim L. Discussion. Tim H: call to question. Approved unanimously by vote.

Round Table Discussionall

Jim L: looking for a GIS position
Ray F: sat in on TerragoGeoPDFpresentation, Missouri was well represented
Arnold W: St. Louis pilot of statewide virtual network for GPS is up and calibrating. Kansas City is next, followed by Springfield. Talk to George Kopp at 573-751-7886.
Debbie B: if anyone wants to look at the flood imagery, contact me and I will get you connected to the imagery service.

Announcement of next meeting

August 14, 2008 @ Conservation Credit Union


Motion, second, approval to adjourn at 11:49 a.m.



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