Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – August 12, 2010

Missouri GIS Advisory Committee Minutes – August 12, 2010

Department of ConservationCredit Union Building9:00 a.m.

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 9:03 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Members and Attendees

Ex-Officio Members

Mark Duewellpresent
Tim Haithcoatpresent

State Members

Debbie Briedwellpresent
Colin Duewellpresent
Matt Hesserexcused
Renee Robinsonexcused
Jeff Schlosspresent
Tracy Schlosspresent
Tony Spicciexcused
Beth Struempfpresent
Arnold Williamspresent

Cooperating Members

Aaron Addisonpresent
Mark Allenpresent
Leslie Chamberlinpresent
Elizabeth CookTreasurerpresent
David DrumSecretarypresent
Ray FoxVice-chairpresent
Ming-Chih Hungpresent
Steve MarshChairpresent
Greg Reszpresent
Diane Trueexcused
Andy Wagnerpresent
Shannon Whitepresent

Other Attendees

Brian Beckstrom, MOARNG (proxy for Renee Robinson)
Josie Bock, Great River Associates
Joe Clayton, MSPS
Tim Donze, Surdex
Joe Eckmann, ESRI
Eric Foster,MoDOT
Matt Gerike, City of Columbia
Frank Hotto, Redistricting Office
Melissa Johnson, Cole Co
Kevin Kuhlmann, Sanborn
Chuck Rackers, ITSD-DESE
Amber Reynolds, Jackson Co
Kirk Webb, Redistricting Office (proxy for Matt Hesser)

Approval of the Minutes

July 8 minutesavailable on the web site. Motion to approve from Ray F, seconded by Shannon W, approved by vote.

MGISAC Administration

Missouri GIO ReportTim Haithcoat

Submitted continuation of Broadband Mapping to NTIA. Planning IT Summit, hopefully this fall. Second request covers years 3-5, includes rural addressing component. Believe funding will be $4.6m. Setting up a state Broadband office. Working on an advanced consulting agreement with ESRI. Open Records and local government geospatial data being looked at by several different entities. Solution may require legislative action. Discussion.


No additions or changes submitted by 10 days prior to meeting. Discussion about lack of and/or need for mechanism for write-in candidates in election. Mention of private company membership, beyond GIS companies, such as utilities, etc. Mark D will lead a discussion next month.

FinanceLiz Cook

Nothing submitted against balance last month. Current balance is $24,945.26. NSGIC dues have not been paid yet, and another bill has been received. There is also the outstanding issue of insurance for the conference.

Project Updates

MGISAC potential support of K-12 ESRI LicenseShannon White

Aware of some issues that other states have had. Work on this topic is picking up again.

Officer Elections

  • Chair: Liz Cook (ran unopposed)
  • Vice-chair election was very close. Ray Fox was elected. Thanks to Aaron Addison and Shannon White for standing for the position.
  • Secretary: David Drum (ran unopposed)
  • Treasurer: Tony Spicci (ran unopposed)

Discussion Topic/Presentation

Subcommittee Reports

Data DevelopmentRay Fox

“Meramec Basin” project still under development. Have received the West PlainsLiDARand is available to anyone who wants it. Money for OzarksLiDARcame and then went. May come back after October 1. Exploring having some private sector entities as members of the Data Development group.LiDARfor Cole, Callaway, Osage available later this month.

Funding & GrantsMark Duewell

Links to different federal grants for local and rural governments have been sent out over mailing lists.

Homeland Security/Emergency ManagementDebbie Briedwell

US National Grid training last month; classes were full and people seemed to be happy with the training. Contemplating making our own training with some GIS work. USGS training on the 24th (full) and 25th. Spoke at MMA about National Grid. Map books being worked on by Delta State. Lots of other activity.

Local Government GroupMark Allen

Region A data still hasn’t been delivered due to different issues but is expected by the end of August.

MembershipTony Spicci

Stan Balsman has been suggested for membership. Tabled till next month.

Outreach & EducationMark Duewell

Six MGISAC members attended the MMA conference. Thought it was their best meeting ever. Attendance was down, however. Hit a lot of topics head-on: sunshine law, National Grid, mobile GIS. Seeking direction from the committee regarding the next regional workshop. Have had several invitiations but had tentatively agreed to go back to the West Central area first. Tri-Lakes is another good option. GIS activity in the north portion of the state is way down due to personnel changes. The hardest part is getting a location and a date. Discussion.

Strategic PlanningEric Foster

Looking for someone else to chair this subcommittee. Discussion. Shannon White and Jeff Schloss will now serve as co-chairs. Shannon: have reviewed existing material. Would like to have a 3-5 year strategic plan for the committee with annual work plans from the subcommittees. Expecting to conduct a SWOT analysis. Hold a teleconference the Thursday before the MGISAC meeting. Jeff S: will also focus on preparing the annual report for the CIO. Discussion.

Missouri GIS ConferenceTony Spicci, Steve Marsh

Steve: vendor brochure has been sent out electronically. Final budget is nearing approval. September activities include participant registration brochure, finding keynote speakers (discussion), site visit, finalizing workshop presenters, and other administrivia.

Liaison Reports

GIT Architecture (MAEA)Tim Haithcoat

No report

MSDIS ActivitesMark Duewell

MSDIS Review continuing, meeting to follow this one. Need to improve user access to data. Looking at branding, possibly changing name. Geoportal research: cut/clip/ship capability. Possiblity of public licensing instead of University licensing of some ESRI tools. Hoping health metadata update will occur in the next few days. DESE datasets update coming soon. Partnership with Washington University in St. Louis expected this fall. Discussion.

MAGIC ConsortiumTony Spicci

Steve M: new officers have been elected and announced. Strategic planning retreat in the fall. Clearinghouses summit in Oklahoma at the end of October.

Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports

Federal/NRCSLiz Cook

Emergency Management people should be aware of a soils analysis project concerning animal burial; NAIP 2010 is starting to arrive, some areas need to be reflown due to high water; purchasing CIRMrSIDcounty mosaics, but do not know status of full-resolution data; Missouri is a pilot state for thin-client GIS. Would like to see the Grand river basin flownLiDAR.

Federal/USGSRay Fox

National Grid training on the 24th (full) and 25th. Contact Ray. Contracting process is going extremely slow. Missouri topo to be done in 2012.

Missouri Association of Councils of Government

No report

Missouri Resource Assessment PartnershipDiane True

No report

Missouri Mappers AssociationSteve Marsh

Stan Balsman: MMA Certification committee has decided to add a digital portion to the PMM exam in place of an ink and pen portion if desired. Not sure if the MMA board has approved this. Discussion.

Missouri Society of Professional SurveyorsJoe Clayton

Have a booth at the State Fair. Annual meeting will be in October at Tan-Tar-A.

National States Geographic Information CouncilTim Haithcoat

Annual conference approaching; registration open. Tim, Tony, Ray attending. NSGIC officer elections coming up.

Round Table Discussionall

Arnold W: [missed]
Andy W: St. Louis imagery project should be delivered by end of September if not sooner.
Kirk Webb: he and Frank have started in the redistricting office with Matt Hesser.
Shannon W: geospatial camp went really well. Geography awareness week theme this year is freshwater.
Jeff S: should maybe try a new GIS Day next spring, given all the new legislators.
Liz C: will not be at September meeting.
Joe E:ArcGIS10 seminars in St. Charles, Overland Park, and Jefferson City in October.
Josie B: IT Consortium starting up in the Springfield area. May end up being called the Midwest Technology Alliance

Announcement of next meeting

September 9@ Conservation Credit Union


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