Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – August 14, 2008

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – August 14, 2008

Department of ConservationCredit Union Building-9:00 am

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Ex-Officio Members

Mark Duewellexcused
Tim Haithcoatexcused

State Members

Debbie Briedwellpresent
Colin Duewellabsent
David Finchabsent
Matt Hesserabsent
Donna Rehagenabsent
Renee Robinsonpresent
Jeff Schlossabsent
Tracy Schlossexcused
Tony Spicciexcused
Beth Struempfabsent
Mike Sutherlandabsent
Arnold Williamsabsent

Cooperating Members

Elizabeth CookTreasurerpresent
David DrumSecretarypresent
Mike Duncanabsent
Ray FoxVice-chairexcused
Pam Kelrickexcused
Curtis Koonsabsent
Kevin Kuhlmannabsent
Steve MarshChairpresent
Greg Reszabsent
Ed Siegmundabsent
Diane Truepresent

Other Attendees

Tim Donze, Surdex
Nicholas Erlacker, National Guard
Jamie Schieber, Custom Meeting Planners
Kim Burns, ESRI
Terry Gordon, Crawford Electric Cooperative
Frank Burkhardt, Crawford Electric Cooperative
Jeff Patridge, DHSS (proxy for Tracy Schloss)
Aaron Addison, Washington University in St. Louis
Mark Allen, Lafayette Co
KevinDeSain, MSPS

Approval of the Minutes

No quorum; deferred.

MGISAC Administration

State GIO ReportTim Haithcoat

No report. Tim is at NSGIC


No submissions.


Still waiting for letters both for renomination and new members.

Project Updates

Data Sharing Position Statement

Overview of updates. No vote due to lack of quorum.

Phone Bridge Option Findings

No report

Discussion Topic/Presentation


Subcommittee Reports

Data DevelopmentRay Fox/Jeff Schloss

Liz C: met 8/26 in JC among partners interested inLiDARacquisition. Liz created a map of regions of interest; very little overlap except for Springfield. Will next develop data specifications and pursue a Federal IDIQ contract. Holding a second regionalLiDARworkshop on 10/29 at Washington University in St. Louis. Still working on the agenda to ensure various speakers do not overlap material. Looking for someone knowledgeable in sinkhole mapping and vegetation assessment. Sign-up will be available soon.

FinanceLiz Cook

Have aproposed budget for FY09. Purpose of budget is to create spending categories within which money could be spent more fluidly. Discussion. Assumption is that GIO/CIO will continue to pay NSGIC membership ($3,000 annually). Each spending action would still have to be approved by the committee. Vote on budget deferred due to lack of quorum.

Funding & GrantsPam Kelrick, Tony Spicci, Mark Duewell

No report

Homeland Security/Emergency ManagementDebbie Briedwell

Big funding meeting has taken place. Was asked to present MERIS on short notice. Received $100,000 to continue to develop data in the New Madrid seismic zone. David Finch put in $150,000 to integrate data into MERIS. Geospatial investment is now on the list of approved spending for regional grant money. Presenting new GIS viewer to the National Guard on the 26th. Tim D: any news on the Google Earth Enterprise server? Debbie: progressing, but delayed in procurement.

Local Government GroupMark Allen

Will pursue new funding coming out of Homeland Security. Have been asked to present GIS at e911 conference in March.

Outreach & EducationMark Duewell

No report

Strategic PlanningEric Foster

Eric sent out an email but apparently it did not go to the MGISAC list.

Liaison Reports

GIT Architecture (MAEA)Tim Haithcoat

No report

Policy & LegislationTony Spicci

No report

MSDIS ActivitesMark Duewell

Discussion about availability of new 2ft imagery. Will ask Mark for clarification. Tim D: first block of new imagery will be available at the end of September and the second block will be available in October.

Missouri GIS ConferenceTony Spicci

Jamie S: all content for the brochure and the web site should be ready by September 22nd. Jamie’s partner Tammy will attend beginning November; Jamie is expecting in January. [Congratulations, Jamie!]

Conference ChairsTony Spicci, Mark Allen

PlenaryHilary Perkins, Kim Burns

Jamie S: LynnDuPontfrom New Orleans has been confirmed as a keynote speaker on Tuesday. Kim B: suggestion of a panel discussion during the closing lunch. Other discussion.

ProgramsSteve Marsh, Pam Kelrick, Colin Duewell

Jamie S: working on a draft schedule. Steve M: don’t believe it is going to change much from two years ago.

WorkshopsRay Fox, David Drum, Liz Cook, Renee Robinson

ExhibitsJim LaScala

Jamie S: vendor brochure should be in the mail this week, ahead of schedule. Jim: have rearranged booths to create an island of four booths in the middle of the room.

Projects ShowcaseLiz Cook

Will have a system for electronic slides.

PublicityDavid Drum

Jamie S: will need welcome letter from chair, final keynotes, workshop descriptions to put into preliminary program.

AwardsMark Duewell

No report

SocialDiane True, Kevin Kuhlmann

Jamie S: not having any luck. May have to abandon an activity. Extended discussion about how to get alcohol involved.

MAGIC ConsortiumTony Spicci

No report

Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

Working on NAIP cost-sharing to ensure that the state has access to uncompressed imagery.

Federal/USGSRay Fox

No report

Missouri Association of Councils of Government

No report

Missouri Resource Assessment PartnershipDiane True

Have a job opening for an ecologist with GIS skills. Go to jobs.missouri.edu and click on Research. Looking for color infrared imagery but the most recent is from 2003. Interested in leaf-on color infrared. Tim D: that would be a potential buy-up for NAIP in 2010. Mike Shanta is looking for partners to process color infrared from 2007 and 2008.

Missouri Mappers AssociationJim LaScala

No report

Missouri Society of Professional SurveyorsJohn Teale

No report

National States Geographic Information CouncilTony Spicci

NSGIC Mid-year taking place right now in Aspen.

Round Table Discussionall

Mark Allen: putting in a GIS network. Do not recommend wiring 200 year old courthouses.
Aaron A: looking extensively at products likeArcGISExplorer and integratingGeoRSSfeeds from multiple feeds in real-time. Would like to talk to anyone else interested in this.
Debbie B: would like to talk to anyone familiar with puttingArcGISServer on the web.
Renee R: Stuart Harlan at DNR could help, Debbie.
Frank Burkhardt: have been working on their GIS for a couple years.
Kim B: 9.3 roll-out in St. Charles the week of October 16th.
Renee R: utilities project has been finished. Really getting buy-in as a result.
Steve M: Jeff Haney has taken a position in Colorado. His position (development) is open. Job will be posted on MSDIS. Working on georeferenced trail signs to assist 911 operators dispatch assistance.

Announcement of next meeting

October 9, 2008 @ Conservation Credit Union


Adjourned at 11:16 a.m.



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