Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – February 11, 2010

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – February 11, 2010


Department of Natural Resources Elm Street Conference Center9:00 a.m.

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 9:08 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 Robinsonpresent
Jeff Schlosspresent
Tracy Schlossexcused
Tony Spicciexcused
Beth Struempfpresent
Arnold Williamspresent

Cooperating Members

Aaron Addisonpresent
Mark Allenabsent
Leslie Chamberlinexcused
Elizabeth CookTreasurerpresent
David DrumSecretarypresent
Ray FoxVice-chairpresent
Ming-Chih Hungpresent
Pam Kelrickexcused
Steve MarshChairexcused
Greg Reszabsent
Diane Truepresent
Shannon Whitepresent

Other Attendees

Tim Donze, Surdex
Alexis Gardner, DHSS (proxy for Tracy Schloss)
Melissa Johnson, Cole Co
Kevin Kuhlmann, Sanborn
Chuck Rackers, ITSD-DESE

Approval of the Minutes

January 14 minutesavailable on the web site. Motion from Colin Duewell to approve the minutes, seconded by Liz Cook. Approved by vote.

MGISAC Administration

State GIO ReportTim Haithcoat

Broadband is still moving forward, being asked to support a lot of proposals across the state. Ralls county proposal has been funded. Several other proposals have been sent back for refinement. Broadband has been hit by funding cuts, but not mapping. Planning the GIS architecture in the State Data Center.



Project Updates

MAGIC Awards Recommendations

  • GIS Coordination
    • Andy Wagner
    • John Ellis
    • Eileen Battles
  • GIS Innovation
    • Vince Thomas
    • Chris Bader et al. and Jim Boardman (tie)
  • GIS Service
    • Jessica Frye
    • Jim Giglierano
    • John Ellis

Conference Attendee Selection Criteria/Process

Jeff S suggested financial need and conference participation. Liz C suggested MGISAC participation as well. Mark D proposed that, with three applicants and two free registrations, that MGISAC simply pay for the third applicant. Tim H said that there is a small amount of money at his discretion. David D pointed out that Steve M may have more applicants than we are aware of. Discussion. Tabled until we hear from Steve M. [Later] Will ask for names and justifications from Steve M; will make determination by February 19th.

Discussion Topic/Presentation

SB 621 hearing held Jan. 26. MMA, MSPS, Assessors, GIO in attendance. John Teale spoke on his own behalf. MSPS said they were behind it. Ralls Co Assessor spoke of its importance. Tim H spoke of its need. No opposing view given. Bill passed unanimously and has been moved out of committee. Companion House Bill 1830 will be making its way through.

Subcommittee Reports

Data DevelopmentRay Fox

Did not meet last Tuesday. NSGIC has put out aLiDARsurvey; Tim H and Ray F have responded. National Map has a new viewer. Tim H: theLiDARsurvey has been summarized. Ray F: I will send that out.

FinanceLiz Cook

Did not spend any money last month. MAGIC sponsorship still pending. Balance of $27,039.58. We are supposed to finalize decision regarding insurance today. Recap of information that has been previously emailed to the MGISAC mailing list. Discussion. Motion from Jeff S to pay for the event cancellation insurance not to exceed $750.00 for the upcoming Missouri GIS Conference out of MGISAC funds. Seconded by Debbie Briedwell. Approved by vote; one “no”; two “abstains”. Liz C and Tim H will work with a local insurance provider.

Funding & GrantsPam Kelrick, Tony Spicci, Mark Duewell

Mark D: MAGIC has approved a new proposal from Missouri to fund four workshops not to exceed $2,000. Working on a south central Missouri workshop. Motion from David D for MGISAC to fund refreshments at breaks not to exceed $100, seconded by Colin D, approved by vote.

Homeland Security/Emergency ManagementDebbie Briedwell

Seventeen county seismic zone data should be ready by June. Incorporating critical structures data fromRPCs. Discussion. Attended the Central United States Earthquake Consortium. Developing a statewide map book for Missouri as a pilot for the Consortium. HS Grants are an investment justification; geospatial is now a separate funding justification (a good thing). Working with Boone Co Task Force One mobile platform wide-area search and rescue GIS support.

Local Government GroupMark Allen

No report

Outreach & EducationMark Duewell

South Central Missouri Workshop on May 19th, 8:30 a.m.4 p.m. in Willow Springs at theMoDOTfacility. Considering a Rural GIS Summit-style agenda.

Strategic PlanningEric Foster

No report. Discussion about the state of Strategic Planning. Mark D: MGISAC should put in for a strategic planning CAP grant; start working now.

Missouri GIS ConferenceTony Spicci

No report. Insurance decision above.

Liaison Reports

GIT Architecture (MAEA)Tim Haithcoat

No report

Policy & LegislationTony Spicci

Previously discussed.

MSDIS ActivitesMark Duewell

Updated census datasets will be published soon. NAIP CIR is going out, getting requests for raw data. Discussion.ArcGIStraining on March 30-31. Missouri Data Inventory proposal at USGS pending approval.

MAGIC ConsortiumTony Spicci

Mark D talked about the Senior Executive seminar taking place prior to the Symposium. Discussion. Question from Debbie B about when the schedule will be published.

Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

Spoke to a group of Agriculture and Natural Resources leaders in the state last week. Very well received. Looking for somewhere to serve publicly availableLiDARdata. Discussion.

Federal/USGSRay Fox

Have two imagery, twoLiDARgrants ready to award, delayed by snowstorm in DC. Working with St. Charles county. Look for a National Map video onYouTubeor on the National Map web site. The President’s budget proposes a 3.5 million cut in USGS funding to be taken from the Partnerships Office. Little projects like we have been doing would probably not exist. Could also lose 13 liaisons. Mark D suggested the need for a letter of support for the liaisons. Tim H noted that this would be most useful by March 4 before the NSGIC Mid-Year, which occurs before the March MGISAC meeting. Discussion. Requesting letters of support for USGS by March 1. Motion from Liz C that members provide information to Tim H from which to write a letter of support from MGISAC for the USGS, seconded by Renee R, approved by vote.Ray Fox excused himself from the meeting during the discussion concerning a letter of support.

Missouri Association of Councils of Government

No report

Missouri Resource Assessment PartnershipDiane True

No report

Missouri Mappers AssociationSteve Marsh

No report

Missouri Society of Professional SurveyorsJohn Teale

No report

National States Geographic Information CouncilTim Haithcoat

Already discussed

Round Table Discussionall

Matt Hesser: newspaper articles about how close Missouri is with respect to losing a Congressional seat.
Tim D: have a project manager position open.

Announcement of next meeting

March 11@ MDC Auditorium, Main Building


Meeting adjourned at 11:49 a.m.

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