Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – December 10, 2009

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – December 10, 2009

Department of ConservationCredit Union Building9:00 a.m.

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 9:04 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Ex-Officio Members

Mark Duewellpresent
Tim Haithcoatpresent

State Members

Debbie Briedwellpresent
Colin Duewellpresent
Matt Hesserpresent
Renee Robinsonabsent
Jeff Schlosspresent
Tracy Schlosspresent
Tony Spiccipresent
Beth Struempfpresent
Arnold Williamspresent

Cooperating Members

Aaron Addisonpresent
Mark Allenpresent
Leslie Chamberlinexcused
Elizabeth CookTreasurerexcused
David DrumSecretarypresent
Ray FoxVice-chairpresent (proxy for Liz Cook and Diane True)
Ming-Chih Hungexcused
Pam Kelrickexcused
Steve MarshChairpresent (by teleconference)
Greg Reszexcused
Diane Trueexcused

Other Attendees

Stan Balzman
Tim Donze, Surdex
Joe Eckmann, ESRI
Melissa Johnson, Cole County
Shannon White, UM Extension
Andy Wagner, Maryland Heights

Approval of the Minutes

November minutes available on the web site. Motion to approve from Steve M, seconded by Jeff S. Approved by vote.

MGISAC Administration

State GIO ReportTim Haithcoat

Broadband mapping award has been announced. $1.5 million for mapping, $470,000 for planning. Partnering with GeoDecisions (and CBG) and the University. NTIA has not released new timelines; one could infer that the first deliverable is due November 1. Expecting a new timeline. Will be working on point-based address issues. Hoping money will be matched by local government entities. MACOG Directors meeting was last week; asked for input and who has point-based addresses. A dedicated web site with map information, etc. will be set up for a public audience. Planning portion will begin with an IT Summit to determine broadband infrastructure, etc. Will also be working with RPCs to develop regional technology plans.

Have met with new CIO Doug Young, very supportive of including local government entities, geo-enabling all state databases.

Andy W: what is the incentive for broadband providers to provide data? Tim: varies from provider to provider. This is a national issue, but we have a lot of rural blocks that may show as having broadband when it is not the case. Debbie B: how does point-based addressing help get broadband to unserved areas? Tim: improve granularity from the census block level to actual dwellings. Discussion. Tim H: $800,000 is set aside as four years of grant money.




No report

Project Updates

No report

Discussion Topic/Presentation

November 13th Meeting on Standards and Senate Bill 621Tim Haithcoat

Minutes were sent out to the MGISAC mailing list. The bill has been prefiled and should be referred to SB621. The language of the bill has only had a few minor changes from last year’s language. Have been asked to submit a separate bill to establish a Cadastral Board for a variety of reasons. Discussion.

Subcommittee Reports

Data DevelopmentRay Fox

Will meet next Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m. at Stewart Hall, MU campus. All are invited. Will discuss the elevation business plan among many other agenda items. Call-in using the MGISAC teleconference number (see http://www.mgisac.org/) will be available. LiDAR continues to be a hot topic. St. Louis imagery going forward. MARC flight being planned, if you are interested in Platte, Clay, Jackson, or Cass counties, please contact MARC.

FinanceLiz Cook

Report: 1-Detail Income Statement Based on Fund & Deptid. Date: 12-03-2009
Results for Tree:BCM_ACCOUNT_L1 BU:COLUM FY:2010 Mo:Dec. Funds: All Deptid: C1642022-MG
Current Month YTD
BEGINNING BALANCE $0.00 $30,078.77
721700 Business mtg exp-food catering $0.00 $39.19
738100 Employees dues to prof assoc $0.00 $3,000.00
739000 Computing expense $0.00 -$95.00
739400 Network charges $0.00 $95.00
720001-Department operating expense $0.00 $3,039.19
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS $0.00 $3,039.19
TOTAL EXPENSES $0.00 $3,039.19

Funding & GrantsPam Kelrick, Tony Spicci, Mark Duewell

Mark D: may write a CAP grant. Have been asked to assist other states writing their first CAP grants.

Homeland Security/Emergency ManagementDebbie Briedwell

Met on Tuesday; tried out web conferencing, which worked well. Looking at integrating GIS into wide-area searches. Looking at developing a symbol set that can be used across clients (ArcPad, Google Earth, etc.). Have the ten county New Madrid earthquake zone data. Working with neighboring states (KS, IA, VA) on sharing similar tools.

Local Government GroupMark Allen

Have been approved for $50K for RSOC. Working with region F on cooperative GIS, looking toward a joint region A and F regional workshop.

Outreach & EducationMark Duewell

Planning a regional workshop in or near West Plains for the south central portion of the state. Still gauging interest, looking to borrow from the Rural GIS summit. Does not appear to be much GIS in that portion of the state. Working on verifying remaining MAGIC grant funds; believe they could fund two more regional workshops. Ray F: looking at setting up a program at MS&T.

Strategic PlanningEric Foster

No report

Missouri GIS ConferenceTony Spicci

No report

Liaison Reports

GIT Architecture (MAEA)Tim Haithcoat

Policy & LegislationTony Spicci

State matters have been discussed. Some activity at the Federal level, but not current on developments.

MSDIS ActivitesMark Duewell

Have Cass county LiDAR deliverables. NAIP data available. Draft handout for metadata discovery, “2010 – A Year for Data Discovery in Missouri”. Please comment; would like to move forward in January. Discussion. Nathan Mattox is leaving MSDIS for Jefferson City. Levi Boettler is telecommuting as his wife moves around the state in a pharmacy internship. Jeff S: will western Missouri county mosaics be updated? Mark: as Wenbo has time. Ray F: have an inquiry from someone who requires uncompressed imagery; should I direct him to the USDA? Mark: at this time, yes. Eventually we’ll get the uncompressed data, and also the infrared.

MAGIC ConsortiumTony Spicci

Meeting tomorrow. Conference registration is open.

Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

No report

Federal/USGSRay Fox


Missouri Association of Councils of Government

No report

Missouri Resource Assessment PartnershipDiane True

No report

Missouri Mappers AssociationSteve Marsh

MMA agreed that their endorsement of SB384 can be transferred to SB621. Members are being contacted about the new bill. Their GIS certification is still moving forward.

Missouri Society of Professional SurveyorsJohn Teale

No report

National States Geographic Information CouncilTim Haithcoat

NSGIC has some very active groups; will contact some individuals about committee awareness and possible participation.

Round Table Discussionall

Matt H: Census 2010 activities moving forward.
Mark A: Would like to have a future discussion about data availability and charging for data. Discussion.
Aaron A: GIS Certificate program is now established at Washington University in St. Louis.
Tim H: MGISAC needs to discuss an endorsement of SB621. Working on a GIO report.
Tony S: New CIO Doug Young is from Conservation, totally understands GIS.
Don M: recap of SB621 meeting.

Announcement of next meeting

January 14, 2010 @ Conservation Credit Union


Meeting adjourned at 10:56 a.m.

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