Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – July 1, 2010

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – July 1, 2010

Department of ConservationMain Auditorium9:00 a.m.

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order at 9:10am by Ray Fox, Vice Chair. Steve Marsh, Chair, arrived a few minutes later and took over leading the meeting.

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Ex-Officio Members

Mark Duewell – excused
Tim Haithcoat – excused

State Members

Debbie Briedwell – present
Colin Duewell- present
Matt Hesser – excused
Renee Robinson – absent
Jeff Schloss – present
Tracy Schloss – present
Tony Spicci – present
Beth Struempf – present
Arnold Williams – absent

Cooperating Members

Aaron Addison – present
Mark Allenexcused
Leslie Chamberlin – present
Elizabeth CookTreasurer – present
David DrumSecretary – excused
Ray FoxVice-chair – present
Ming-Chih Hung – present
Steve MarshChair – present
Greg Resz – absent
Diane True – absent
Shannon White, UN-Extension
Andy Wagner, Maryland Heights

Other Attendees

Josie Bock, Great River Engineering
Eric Foster,MoDOT
Kevin Kuhlmann, Sanborn
Tim Donze, Surdex
Jamie Schieber, Custom Meeting Planners
Chuck Rackers, OA-ITSD-DESE
Melissa Johnson, Cole County

Approval of the Minutes

June 10 minutesavailable on the web site. Motion to approve from Colin D., seconded by Shannon W. Approved by vote.

MGISAC Administration

State GIO ReportTim Haithcoat

No report.




Nominations for officer positions need to be submitted to an existing officer or member of the membership committee by the end of July. We will vote at the August meeting.

Project Updates

Shannon W. attended an ESRI Educators Institute and the K-12 Site license was part of the conversion.

Discussion Topic/Presentation


Subcommittee Reports

Data DevelopmentRay Fox

ALiDARStakeholders Meeting was held June 18 in St. Louis. Meeting minutes and other information are available under the Data Development page of this web site. A partnership group focused on acquiringLiDARfor the Meramec Basin area will meet to work out details.

The Little Rock Corps of Engineers is acquiringLiDARdata in the Table Rock Lake area. They are willing to consider partnerships.

FinanceLiz Cook

Current balance is $24,945.26. Expenses deducted this month included Regional GIS meeting refreshments and to Custom Meeting Planners for Mo GIS Conference planning.

Funding & GrantsMark Duewell

No Report.

Homeland Security/Emergency ManagementDebbie Briedwell

National Grid training is coming up July 8 and 9. July 8 is full at 40, but a couple slots are available for Friday. The next Homeland Security meeting is July 13.

Local Government GroupMark Allen

No report.

Outreach & EducationMark Duewell

Shannon W. reported that the SE regional GIS Symposium went well.

Strategic PlanningEric Foster

Eric F. reported that a recent teleconference meeting had failed to materialize. Our last approved Strategic Plan was in 2003 and updates were made but never approved in 2007, so strategic planning is a great need. Eric plans for regular teleconference meetings on the Thursday prior to MGISAC meetings, meaning the next one is Aug. 5 at 9am. One of the first agenda items will be to set target completion dates. The committee has been fleshed out to include Shannon W., Jeff S, Tim H., Steve M. and Eric F. Forward any strategic ideas to the committee.

Missouri GIS ConferenceTony Spicci

Tony S. and Jamie S. presented a proposed scaled down budget for the Missouri GIS 2011 Conference. The objective is to reduce registration, workshop and exhibitor fees to possibly allow more to attend in a harsh economic environment. Liz C. motioned to accept Option 5 of the budget and Shannon W. seconded. It passed by vote. Jeff S. moved and Colin D. seconded to have electronic only versions of the Save the Date card, exhibitor and registration brochures. It passed. Liz C. moved and Jeff S. seconded not to reduce Custom Meeting Planners staff at the registration booth. It passed. The budget, as approved and modified, with conservative attendance numbers should result in a break even situation for sponsoring the conference.

The Conference theme was discussed. Colin D. moved we choose GIS: Doing More with More More Collaboration More Coordination More Communication as the conference theme. Jeff S. seconded. Vote passed.

Conference committee chairs are determined. The Save the Date electronic notice will go out about August 1 with a call for presentations and the on-line registration should also be available in the same timeframe.

Liaison Reports

GIT Architecture (MAEA)Tim Haithcoat

No Report

Policy & LegislationTony Spicci

Tony is not chairing this area any more. A suggestion was made to have an archive on the web page of issues such as data sharing legal activities that come via the listserve.

MSDIS ActivitesMark Duewell

No report.

MAGIC ConsortiumTony Spicci

New board members are now in charge. Missouri is represented by AmberMcReynolds, Steve Marsh and Ryan Lancloss. Tony S. will be involved but not as a board member.

Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

NRCS hopes to be contributing toward the FEMA-MoDNR-USGS partnership forLiDARdata in the Meramec basin.

Federal/USGSRay Fox

Ray presented a new USGS fact sheet on topography.

Missouri Association of Councils of Government

No report.

Missouri Resource Assessment PartnershipDiane True

No report.

Missouri Mappers AssociationSteve Marsh

Conference is last week of July. GIS certification will be a topic. The Department of Labor now officially recognizes GIS as a proficiency area.

Missouri Society of Professional SurveyorsJoe Clayton

No report.

National States Geographic Information CouncilTim Haithcoat

Tony S. reported that the conference is in September and a COGO meeting will be held during the ESRI conference.

Round Table Discussionall

Andy W. expressed a desire to have a state contract for aerial imagery and related activities such asLiDARacquisition and topography generation. It should resemble an IDIQ by pre-qualifying firms to which tasks can be issued.

Announcement of next meeting

August 12, 2010, 9am @ Conservation Credit Union


Meeting adjoured at 11:45 am.

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