Minutes for November 8, 2012

Minutes for November 8, 2012

Date: November 8, 2012
Location: Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:00 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:07 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—excused
MoDOT Joe Carter—present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—present
OA Budget and Planning Matt Hesser—present
OA-ITSD Natural Resources Jeff Schloss—present
OA-ITSD Health and Senior Services Tracy Schloss—present
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci—present
OA-ITSD Revenue Beth Struempf—present via teleconference
Washington University in St. Louis Aaron Addison—absent
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—present via teleconference
Great River Associates Josie Bock—excused
Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors Joe Clayton—present
USDA-NRCS Elizabeth Cook, Treasurer and Past Chair—present
Surdex Tim Donze—excused
MOREnet David Drum, Secretary—present
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—present via teleconference
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—present via teleconference
Cole County Melissa Johnson—excused
MARC Steve Marsh, Chair—present
Jackson County Amber Reynolds—present
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—present via teleconference
Sanborn Mapping Gary Steele—present
MoRAP Diane True—present via teleconference
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—excused
Boone County Jason Warzinik—present via teleconference
MU Extension/Department of Geography Shannon White—present
Other Attendees
Esri Joe Eckmann
OGI Alexis Gieseker (proxy for Debbie Briedwell)
MU Tim Haithcoat
Woolpert Rick Hammond
Custom Meeting Planners Jamie Schieber

3. Approval of Minutes
October minutes available on the web site. Motion to approve from White, seconded by Colin Duewell, approved by vote.
4. MGISAC Administration
4.1 Missouri OGI Report — Paul Wright

  • Aerial Imagery/LiDAR RFP: OA Purchasing has reviewed the draft and is making some minor changes. They hope to have those completed by 11/9/12. Once that is completed we will pass by the Data Management committee for a last review before sending out for ITSD management approvals.
  • Google Products and Services: Servers are being built and Google will be on-site to help install and configure the server software. Project bid requests are underway for DNR.
  • Conservation: OGI will be meeting with Conservation to discuss how we can work together to avoid duplication of effort and be able to share/discuss various GIS related projects.
  • North Central Region Symposium: Participated in the North Central Region Symposium at Trenton on October 24. Provided an overview of OGI and current activities.
  • Online Mapping: OGI has been providing various interactive online mapping apps including state server locations, teleconferencing locations and new district (house, senate, congressional) maps.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell

  1. MOLiDAR—that's how we'll refer to Wenbo's tiled LiDAR front end service—is in the final stages of development. User input from members of the Data Development committee was gratefully accepted at Monday's committee meeting. Ideas for improvements in metadata access, a functional and project explanatory splash page and an enhanced tile selection tool were discussed and noted. A meeting is also planned with the Washington University team for Tuesday, November 6th in the afternoon. Demonstrations and data exchange will be the focus. After no little amount of staff time, effort and coordination (mostly Wenbo, Liz and Aaron) it just remains for the cleaned up data to be copied to the final FTP repositories and the data linked to the remainder of the projects as has already been done for the Boone County LiDAR. The “Status” statewide mapping service has been available to the public since Wednesday, September 5th.
  2. Staff time and effort has moved back from ramping up the Broadband Structures project to concentrating on the GeoPortal. Portions of three staff member's time will focus on adding additional data, data and metadata normalization and increased availability of data in the “Download” function.
  3. Wenbo and Mark attended the annual MAGIC Clearinghouse Summit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The meeting was held at the EROS Facility and the focus was on GIS Web Services and data archiving. Cloud discussions permeated the entire meeting.
  4. The past month has been largely devoted to the Broadband “Structures” project: the planning, coordination of, hardware acquisition and setup, hiring and ramping up training for 14 staff members. Tim and Mark addressed the Missouri Associated Councils of Government (Regional Planning Commissions) retreat in Maryville on October 5th. Tim did most of the talking and laid out the general plan for the project. The RPCs confirmed their support of the project; sub-contracts will be forthcoming.
  5. Review of the points and polygon's for the “Structures” project in Northwest and Mo-Kan RPC's is in progress. It is soon to be distributed to the respective RPC's for their review.
  6. 2012 NAIP is online and available for download.

4.3 Treasurer's report — Liz Cook

Previous balance $21,540.22  
Income None $0.00
Expense Advanced LiDAR Workshop $669.31
Expense GeoTech Camp Sponsorship $475.00
Ending balance $20,395.91  

4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
New Sanborn representative, Gary Steele. Working with SEMA to replace Robinson.
4.5 By-laws — Steve Marsh
No activity.
5. Project Updates/Action Items
5.1 K-12 Esri License — Shannon White
Beginning to get license requests from schools at a rate of one every other day. Looking toward training needs. Sending materials to contacts as appropriate for their skill level.
5.2 2013 Missouri GIS Conference — Andy Wagner, Aaron Addison
Wagner: We are just a few days away from going live with the conference registration. I believe Aaron is approaching someone about being the keynote. I have received six abstract submissions to date.
Schieber: registration is ready to go live, looking for a test case. Lots of vendor registrations already. Need presentation abstracts. Go register!
5.3 Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day — Shannon White
Event is growing. Would like to request financial assistance for next year to support mailing costs, approximately $200. USGS, MARC have events planned.
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Ray Fox
Minutes from November 5 meeting distributed electronically.
6.2 Homeland Security — Debbie Briedwell
No meeting held this month. Participated in the Vigilant Guard exercise; scaled back somewhat due to Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to Greg Resz for assistance during water exercise.
6.3 Local Government — Matt Gerike, Melissa Johnson, Leslie Chamberlin, Jason Warzinik
Working on finishing up local government surveys. Expect an email survey out to contacts by the end of the day.
6.4 Outreach and Education — Mark Duewell, Shannon White
White: please move the K-12 license into O&E. It’s Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day next week. Duewell: regional workshop in Trenton last week; 39 attended. A little disappointed in the number of presentations and local participation, but survey results were very positive. Attended KAM on behalf of MMA. KAM O&E chair interested in co-hosting the upcoming regional workshop at MARC. Haithcoat: had attendees from surprisingly far away.
6.5 Policy and Legislation — Joe Clayton
Do not know of any topics under development.
6.6 Strategic Planning — Shannon White
Last month’s meeting focused on Higher Education needs and who are the GIS people in Higher Education in Missouri. No meeting this month.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Amber Reynolds
Regrouping after Symposium and Consortium retreat. Grant applications are due on November 15th.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Paul Wright

  • The last month has seen some continuing discussions on how GIS is placed within the states: which states have a GIO, which states have a GIO connected to CIO, which states have funding for statewide geospatial coordination, etc. About 30 states had responded to a survey to answer these sorts of questions. Bert Granberg (Utah) forwarded the screen shot (below) showing the results at that time (mid-October).
  • Some follow-up comments as a result of this survey:
    • VT is on the list and VT does not have a GIO. VT has someone with the statutorily directed responsibilities of a GIO.
    • I’m in the same boat as a State ‘IT Director’ over our GIS shop. (UT)
    • New Mexico has the equivalent of a GIO, yet referenced as a Geospatial Program Manager (see below) that is not in statute. However, the position is formally called an IT Architect, the position description, roles, and responsibilities include collaborative functions towards specific technologies (Geospatial in this case) among all State Agencies.
    • My difficulty stems from the fact there was no common job description of a GIO although their appeared to be many assumptions. A corollary was that a GIO would naturally be tasked with those assumed duties. Many of you know the situation in Montana, and while we have a person using that title and working half time under the CIO, all the duties that one would presume to fall under a GIO were transferred, by directive of a task force organized by the Governor’s Budget Office, over a year ago to the State Library.
    • There was a conscious decision to not go for a GIO position and change the statutes defining the responsibilities of the State Cartographer (this position already existed in statute) from more traditional mapping responsibilities to GIS coordination and staffing the Arizona Geographic Information Council. (AZ)
    • In Minnesota there was a conscious decision to pursue a CGIO in statute and that is in place today. We are in the Central IT agency and report to an Assistant Commissioner under the CIO.

8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
Easement program has been challenged by properties starting to change hands as much as multiple times per year. Working on a GIS solution to combine Federal and local government layers to simplify ownership tracking.
8.2 USGS — Ray Fox
The National Map conference will be in Denver in May 2013.
8.3 Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership — Diane True
No report
8.4 Missouri Mappers Association — Melissa Johnson
No report
8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Joe Clayton
Clayton now on the board of directors.
9. Round table Discussion
Marsh: Josie Bock has given birth to a baby boy.
Reynolds: GIS developer position open.
Hesser: Still working with the Census Bureau on the GSS.
Fox: Thanks to Spicci for his service to the country on Missouri Task Force One.
Jeff Schloss: GIS register open through November 23rd. There is also an open position right now, but you have to be on the register.
Haithcoat: Survived the Tough Mudder.
10. Next meeting: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned at 11:06 a.m.

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