Minutes for September 13, 2012

Minutes for September 13, 2012

Date: September 13, 2012
Location: Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:00 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:09 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, Vice-chair—present
MoDOT Joe Carter—present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—present
OA Budget and Planning Matt Hesser—absent
JFMO-EM Renee Robinson—absent
OA-ITSD Natural Resources Jeff Schloss—excused
OA-ITSD Health and Senior Services Tracy Schloss—excused
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci—excused
OA-ITSD Revenue Beth Struempf—present via teleconference
Washington University in St. Louis Aaron Addison—excused
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—excused
Great River Associates Josie Bock—present via teleconference
Camden County Leslie Chamberlin, Treasurer—excused
Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors Joe Clayton—present
USDA-NRCS Elizabeth Cook, Past Chair—present
Surdex Tim Donze—present
MOREnet David Drum, Secretary—present
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—excused
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—present via teleconference
Cole County Melissa Johnson—present
Sanborn Kevin Kuhlmann—absent
MARC Steve Marsh, Chair—(proxy for Tony Spicci, Stan Balsman)
Jackson County Amber Reynolds—present via teleconference
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—present via teleconference
MoRAP Diane True—absent
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—present
Boone County Jason Warzinik— (proxy for Matt Gerike)
MU Extension/Department of Geography Shannon White—present
Other Attendees
SEMA Scott Zeller
MU Tim Haithcoat
Custom Meeting Planners Jamie Schieber
OGI Arnold Williams

3. Approval of Minutes
May minutes available on the web site. Motion to approve from White, seconded by Cook, approved by vote.
4. MGISAC Administration
4.1 Missouri OGI Report — Paul Wright
Written report distributed prior to meeting:

  • GIS Architecture Review: A cluster to be used by DHSS and SEMA for emergency events is available. This is part of the WebEOC install and will provide DHSS and SEMA to more easily share data during an event. We are gathering information on another ESi product for providing KML services from WebEOC for use within Google Earth and/or ArcExplorer.
  • Geo-coding services: We continue to look at information related to geo-coding. At this time we need to determination the priority of this project.
  • Aerial Imagery/LiDAR RFQ: Have a draft ready for Purchasing to review. We would be looking to pre-approve 3 or 4 vendors for providing the services.
  • Google Products and Services: Purchase of a suite of Google tools is proceeding. Google has been providing product information meetings with various state staff.
  • Drought GIS Services: OGI continues to provide updates to drought maps on a daily basis. As data is entered and verified we follow-up with updated maps.
  • Mapping for Legislators: OGI has been involved in providing new House and Senate district maps to legislators. Maps were being made in preparation for legislative sessions beginning the week of 9/10/12.
  • Additional items mentioned in meeting: work on drought relief mapping, new school district boundaries shapefile. Google Enterprise has been purchased. Additional information about imagery/LiDAR RFQ. Additional information about drought mapping. Discussion about where Google Enterprise will pull its data from. Likely to become a much-discussed topic.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell

  1. Wenbo's tiled service was reviewed by Boone County (Jason Warzinik) and several suggestions were made to improve the service. Some were implemented immediately some will have to come as we learn more and have the time to implement. The service has been available to the public since Wednesday, September 5th.
  2. Wenbo continues to work on the tiling services and is examining the tiling indexes recently received from Liz Cook that will hopefully lead to an improved FTP access tool.
  3. The University's network seems to have stabilized and there have been no documented outages since last month.
  4. Wenbo and Mark will be attending next month's annual MAGIC Clearinghouse Summit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The meeting will actually be at the EROS Facility and tours will be provided.
  5. Look for the SEMO Structures updated data to be in the GeoPortal in the next two weeks.
  6. The University received notification of a funding distribution to complete a version of its ongoing “Structures” projects in each of the 92 counties remaining in Missouri. These projects will be completed in the next two years and will focus on Community Anchor Points. The RPCs have been excellent partners in the past iterations. Mark and Chris Stephens presented to the Missouri Associated Councils of Government (RPC) Directors, transportation planners and fiscal officers last Thursday about funding opportunities that involve working with the University to accomplish these projects.
  7. Work on the &ldquo:Structures” project in Northwest and Mo-Kan RPC's continue; they are about 40% complete.
  8. Due to my absence at the last meeting the fiscal report was several days late but has since been delivered.

4.3 Treasurer's report — Leslie Chamberlin

Previous balance $21,540.22  
Income None $0.00
Expense Geotech Camp $475.00
Ending balance $21,065.22  

4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
No report. Chamberlin, Kuhlmann, Robinson status unknown or changing.
4.5 By-laws — Steve Marsh
No report
5. Project Updates/Action Items
5.1 K-12 Esri License — Shannon White
Have been working with Drum to get gis.missouri.org set up. Big kick-off will take place at the Missouri Geographic Alliance conference. Conversation shifted to discussion about the MU law student who has been contacting counties for information about their data sharing practices. Also, the State has again cut the per-parcel disbursement, now down to $3 per parcel.
5.2 2013 Missouri GIS Conference — Andy Wagner, Aaron Addison
Conference planning going pretty well. Big discussion is the site visit transportation liability. Yes, we need to look into some form of supplemental insurance and will report back. Jamie has been looking into the various ways we can protect ourselves, commercial driver, waiver, etc. Wide-ranging discussion of social activities, student involvement, awards, etc.
5.3 Discussion of future meeting topics — All
Redistricting lessons learned; State Tax Commission; MU Law Student and Data Sharing; Second round of Local Government survey; State Geologist and seismic activity.
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Ray Fox
Lidar Stakeholders meeting:
Lidar Stakeholders meeting held on August 28, twelve people representing nine agencies were in attendance. Items of interest included Doug Wilder of NPS requesting Lidar for the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways; Patrick Martin and Murray Laubhan of F&WS looking for partners to complete the Missouri portion of the Marias Des Cygnes watershed which is in Bates County, the Kansas portion is in work. It is gratifying to note more federal agencies are becoming involved in the Stakeholders consortium.
Ray Fox discussed the National Digital Elevation Committee's use of data quality levels to describe Lidar, and their desire to move towards the 3D Elevation Plan, or 3DEP (pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3089). 3DEP is calling for level 2 data which has a point spacing of .7 meters and a vertical accuracy of 9.25 cm. Most of Missouri and the nation is collected at level 3 (1-2 meter point spacing, 18.5 cm).
The NRCS proposed a large collection which includes processing the SEMA/FEMA collected Upper Grand basin, and Dunklin County in southern MO to level 3 quality; collection of additional counties in northern Missouri along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, again at level 3, and the New Madrid Seismic area (Cape county south) at level 2. After the meeting NRCS had to rescind their plan for all but reprocessing the FEMA/SEMA data due to budget concerns for next fiscal year.
Currently the only other project for next year is MDC's Schell-Osage conservation area.
Fall Data Development Meeting Announcement:
There will be a Data Development Meeting Monday November 5, 1:00 pm at the MDC building in Columbia. Agenda includes discussion of a new state-wide leaf off imagery project to start in 2015, status update of Lidar, and developing a procedure for distributing Lidar data to MSDIS and Washington University.
6.2 Homeland Security — Debbie Briedwell
Have been way too busy to meet; SEMA is still activated. In the process of implementing a web EOC for data sharing. Will be open to counties.
6.3 Local Government — Matt Gerike, Melissa Johnson, Leslie Chamberlin, Jason Warzinik
Finishing up the survey, finishing up the calls and writing summaries.
6.4 Outreach and Education — Mark Duewell, Shannon White
Planning for north central regional workshop has begun. October 24 at MCNC, broad range of speakers. Planning a workshop next spring in Kansas City, probably an advanced LiDAR theme.
6.5 Policy and Legislation — Joe Clayton
6.6 Strategic Planning — Shannon White
Last month’s meeting was a discussion of the relationship between MGISAC and the OGI. September’s meeting is tomorrow. October’s meeting will be immediately after this meeting.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Steve Marsh
Steering and executive committees will have their consortium retreat to determine the two-year budget, strategic planning issues, two weeks from now. Contact Steve or Mark. Grant applications are due soon.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Paul Wright
Instead of the regular report most activity is centered around the conference. I will just resend to you Tony's note and add a link to a discussion related to “GIS as IT”.


This strikes me as the best way to share info with you. To learn more about what’s happening at NSGIC, visit our daily Conference blog post www.nsgic.org/blog/ for a summary of the highlights.

We'll be posting a summary on our blog at the end of each day of the Conference. Here's the link to access today's Google Doc: docs.google.com/folder/d/0B1HxmT74Db7ASzMxenN2dGdrWDA/edit. Also, follow Conference happenings on Twitter at #NSGIC.


Thanks to the 25+ people who attended last night's “GIS as IT” session (@ 9:30 pm)! The energetic discussion lasted 78-minutes. The notes have been posted to the conference Google doc:

Wright suggested that NSGIC work with NASCIO on this topic.
8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
Missouri’s 2012 NAIP has been delivered from the vendor and is currently available from the Salt Lake City image repository only. County compressed mosaics will be available later.
8.2 USGS — Ray Fox
USGS goings-on: upcoming training, reorganization. LiDAR specifications are no longer draft.
8.3 Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership — Diane True
No report
8.4 Missouri Mappers Association — Melissa Johnson
Duewell: conference numbers down slightly, smaller venue. Vendor attendance was good, topics were good. Moving to Tan-Tar-A for the next conference.
8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Joe Clayton
Annual business meeting on October 11 in St. Louis.
9. Round table Discussion
Drum: augmented reality sandbox
White: annual conference early registration ends tomorrow. Geography Bee registrations due October 15th.
Warzinik: diving into ArcPy, looking for knowledgeable people.
Haithcoat: earthquake presentations from Fukushima and Christchurch researchers.
Marsh: would like to collect a list of GIS Day events.
10. Next meeting: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned at 11:41 a.m.

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