May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

Date: May 10, 2011
Location: Conservation Employees' Main Building Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:00 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:02 a.m.
2. Welcome and Introductions

Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Mark Duewell—present
USGS Ray Fox—present
OA ITSD GIS Paul Wright—present
SEMA Debbie Briedwell—present
MoDOT Joe Carter—present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—present
OA Budget and Planning Matt Hesser—present via teleconference
JFMO-EM Renee Robinson—present via teleconference
OA-ITSD Natural Resources Jeff Schloss—excused
OA-ITSD Health and Senior Services Tracy Schloss—present
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci—present
OA-ITSD Revenue Beth Struempf—present
Washington University in St. Louis Aaron Addison—present
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—present via teleconference
Great River Associates Josie Bock—present via teleconference
Camden County Leslie Chamberlin—present
Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors Joe Clayton—excused
USDA-NRCS Elizabeth Cook—present
Surdex Tim Donze—present
MOREnet David Drum—present
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—present
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—present via teleconference
Cole County Melissa Johnson—present
Sanborn Kevin Kuhlmann—present via teleconference
MARC Steve Marsh—present
Jackson County Amber Reynolds—present
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—present
MoRAP Diane True—present via teleconference
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—present
Boone County Jason Warzinik—present
MU Extension/Department of Geography Shannon White—present
Other Attendees
Private citizen Valerie Brashear
Anita Campbell Dougherty Business Solutions
Esri Joe Eckmann
MU Tim Haithcoat
Custom Meeting Planners Jamie Schieber
OGI Arnold Williams

3. Approval of Minutes
April minutes available on the web site. Motion to approve from Chamberlin, multiple seconds, approved by vote.
4. MGISAC Administration
4.1 Missouri OGI Report — Paul Wright

  • We reviewed the Local Govt Committee’s input for the aerial imagery/LiDAR RFP and have made those adjustments. On 5/9/12 we forwarded the updated RFP back for their final review. Next steps would be to have the Data Committee review and have OA Purchasing update the other RFP sections.
  • The Geocoding project is looking at the solution used by DHSS. It has been upgraded to handle batch files more efficiently. We will be investigating a way to have it available to web based apps for individual addresses as well. It uses Pitney-Bowes on the back-end.
  • The memorandum of understanding (MOU) with MSDIS is complete. We are determining who will sign for the State.
  • The new OGI server is ready for deployment. We have begun loading it with consolidated data that we have identified within OGI as part of the enterprise architecture review.
  • Continuing to help Matt Hesser identify data files and clean-up those no longer needed. Matt is forwarding map requests to us since he no longer has GIS staff at the Redistricting Office.
  • Looking for input (below):
    Dear NSGIC Member:

    Each year NSGIC calls for your recommendations in updating our Advocacy Agenda. This year is slightly different. We still want your comments on the Advocacy Agenda, but we also want to hear your ideas about what NSGIC can do for its own members at home. This is a joint call for recommendations from your Outreach and Membership Committees.
    The Advocacy Agenda focuses on initiatives we push others to do, especially the federal government. The current agenda has two major initiatives; data (addresses, transportation, imagery) and NSDI governance. Do you believe they are still important? What would you change? What new opportunities do you want us to pursue?

    Members also desire in-reach services; things that will help us to succeed in building strong State Spatial Data Infrastructures (SSDI) and to support our members. These may be related to policy (e.g. our recent work on Data Sharing), or they may be related to technology (e.g., our Broadband work).

    What new issues or ideas do you believe NSGIC should pursue in the next year? Put your ideas in a single paragraph of 150 words or so. We will organize them, look for common issues and push them to the Board of Directors for their review. The ultimate decision on the Advocacy Agenda is made by the voting members at the Business Meeting at the annual conference in September.

    Please send your ideas to the Outreach or Membership committee chairs by May 15. Copy Kathy DeMarco ( ), at NSGIC headquarters. Thanks for your input.

    Discussion about advocacy items. Continuation of broadband mapping. Support for NAIP/Imagery for the Nation. Census Addressing/Title 13. Spicci reports that NSGIC will be addressing addressing.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell

  1. The “Archival” server is configured. We are beginning to archive some data sets on this server.
  2. Although 37 new Springfield/Greene County datasets went up on the portal and also into the Download Tool we’re waiting on a review “Go Ahead” by Springfield to officially announce this data’s availability via tweet and MSDIS News. Their LiDAR data also went up on the partnership node at Washington University. Next will be their imagery and then the US Army Corps of Engineer lake data sets. We are in discussions with several other LGovs who’re interested in sharing either data or services.
  3. It took two relatively short outages but MSDISWeb-TC has finally completed the ghosting of its server software from MSDISWeb-NN (currently the primary MSDIS site). There are still some issues to be overcome primarily to do with the changes in domain name references for SQL Server etc.

    We still plan on a full dress rehearsal outage to test the server’s ability to come up as the primary in the event of a catastrophic failure. Eventually — after testing — the TC node will become the new primary site.

  4. The new ISO 19115-1 standard metadata training webinars — presented by NOAA — continue — Mark attends.
  5. MSDIS will be presenting geoportal functionality at the next SEMO Symposium on June 20th. Planning continues apace for this event.
  6. MSDIS will be meeting monthly with DOIT and A&S technical staff to aide in network planning for MSDIS.
  7. MSDIS staff members presented 4 presentations and one “Ignite” talk at the MAGIC Symposium in April.
  8. A new MGISAC “Members Only” list server was created as per request — the new list server’s address is:

4.3 Treasurer's report — Leslie Chamberlin

Branson food for LiDAR workshop

Flyers for MAGIC conference

Dreamhost web site annual charge

Previous balance $23,487.18  
Income None $0.00
Expense $292.19
Expense $28.54
Expense $71.40
Ending balance $23,095.05  

4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
No new members have been nominated. Some two-year nominations are expiring and are being prepared for renomination.
4.5 By-laws — Liz Cook
5. Project Updates/Action Items
5.1 NSGIC Advocacy Agenda — Paul Wright
Already discussed.
5.2 GIS Survey to Local Governments Update — Local Government committee
Calls have been made to 30 counties already; twelve report no GIS at all; six contracting with a company in KC. Hope to finish this month.
5.3 Listservs, Social Media — Liz Cook
Duewell has set up a mailing list for council members. Drum has created a LinkedIn
5.4 2013 Missouri GIS Conference — Andy Wagner, Aaron Addison
Conference meeting to follow the Council meeting. Expect a report next month.
5.5 Web Site Update — Jason Warzinik
Everything still working as expected.
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Ray Fox
LiDAR stakeholders meeting May 14 at new Conservation building in Columbia. EWGW imagery in aerial triangulation phase. MARC pilot county being processed. Samples on web site for review and acceptance. Some budding out from redbuds and pear trees. NGA comment was that some leaf out was typical nationwide. MO Grand project delivery 2 of 4 including St. Louis county released. Three of four some time in July. SEMA-only areas sample data out for review. MDC Osage area postponed to next spring. Dunklin county has been received from SEMA. Blue Springs flood mapping project. Have LiDAR for all of Meramec for similar project for EWGW. Cook notes that around $400,000 is available for projects, come to the meeting and propose one.
6.2 Homeland Security — Debbie Briedwell
Bringing new staff up to speed. Presented SEMA response to Joplin at MAGIC Symposium. Working with Esri on a beta product for organizations.
6.3 Local Government — Matt Gerike, Melissa Johnson, Leslie Chamberlin, Jason Warzinik
Nothing to add to local GIS survey report.
6.4 Outreach and Education — Mark Duewell, Shannon White
White: GeoTech camp for 12-15 year-olds registration deadline is June 1. Rep. Clay signed on to the Teaching Geography is Fundamental act. Sen. McCaskill wants more letters of support before signing on. Blunt, Cleaver, Carnahan all co-sponsors. Spicci asked if there was any effort to add Geography to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). White answered that it is being addressed as part of the Road Map project. Statewide Esri licensing still pending at UM Legal and Sponsored Programs. Duewell: SEMO workshop on June 20. Ramping up a team for the new LiDAR workshop at Wash U in early- to mid-August.
6.5 Policy and Legislation — Joe Clayton
Cook: does anyone know anything about moving land survey out of DNR into Ag Weights and Measures? Warzinik: feel the cadastral meeting went well. Rules going on to public comment phase. Discussion about its shortcomings.
6.6 Strategic Planning — Shannon White
No change from last month. No report.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Steve Marsh
Conference went well. Many comments on the side about how it is the best conference around for the cost. Content highly valued. Officer elections taking place this month. Nominations close at the close of this week.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Paul Wright

  • Survey from ND about the merits and benefits of having an Esri Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). They want to get a snapshot of what states are or aren’t doing with an Esri ELA.
  • Forwarded grant opportunities list that was assembled by NOAA.
  • The FGDC has added project descriptions to the list of approved CAP projects. The information is located at
  • A second Call for Content for the NSGIC Annual Conference was sent out late April. The NSGIC is accepting submissions under the following categories:
    • Smolder Presentation – 10 minutes long and should contain no more than 20 slides with very simple content.
    • Traditional Presentation – Traditional Sessions can be 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes long and will be grouped in 60 or 90 minute blocks.
    • Panel Session – Panel Sessions can be 45, 60 or 90 minutes long; this time would include all presentations and a question/answer session.
  • From Indiana: for public distribution of LiDAR and Hydro-flattened DEM data products the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) is using the OpenTopography Server and hosting services at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Our OpenTopography data portal is currently under development at UCSD, but it should go live soon. For more information
  • Link to a recording of April Virtual Caucus.
  • Link to a ‘blind’ page on the NSGIC Web Site that contains the noted after the link:
    • NAIP Protest document and NSGIC Declaration
    • Letter of support to USGS for the National Enhanced Elevation Program
    • Information to support you in placing Interns with your Senator’s Offices (discussed in the Caucus 39 minutes and 50 seconds into the recording – just use the ‘slider’ at the bottom)
    • Copies of Current Federal Legislation affecting the Geospatial Community
    • Notes from the past three Prez Calls
  • Link to the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment from USGS (It is a 58 MB PDF and will take a while to load)

8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
Question for the group about upgrading Silverlight. Comments on struggle working with high-resolution LiDAR data. Checking on availability of LiDAR data in north-central Missouri.
8.2 USGS — Ray Fox
Sent out request for information regarding distinguishing rice and cotton, thank you for your responses. USGS being hammered by new GSA rules.
8.3 Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership — Diane True
No report
8.4 Missouri Mappers Association — Melissa Johnson
Conference July 24-27. Registration forms available the first week of June.
8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Joe Clayton
No report
9. Round table Discussion
Joe Carter: some challenges putting together new state road map, realizing MoDOT is a GIS-needy organization.
Tony Spicci: Anyone heard of First Net? Seems to have something to do with cooperative communications? Haithcoat: this is an IP-based communication initiative.
Mark Duewell: have been contacted by Missouri OneCall for assistance.
Tracy Schloss: finished an interactive map on ag chem application. Based on ag census information.
10. Next meeting: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned at 10:57 a.m.

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