Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – September 11, 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
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
Approval of the Minutes
No quorum; deferred.
State GIO ReportTim Haithcoat
No report. Tim is at NSGIC
Still waiting for letters both for renomination and new members.
Data Sharing Position Statement
Overview of updates. No vote due to lack of quorum.
Phone Bridge Option Findings
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.
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
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
Strategic PlanningEric Foster
Eric sent out an email but apparently it did not go to the MGISAC list.
GIT Architecture (MAEA)Tim Haithcoat
Policy & LegislationTony Spicci
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
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.
Jamie S: will need welcome letter from chair, final keynotes, workshop descriptions to put into preliminary program.
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
Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
Working on NAIP cost-sharing to ensure that the state has access to uncompressed imagery.
Missouri Association of Councils of Government
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
Missouri Society of Professional SurveyorsJohn Teale
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.