Minutes for September 12, 2013

Minutes for September 12, 2013

Date: September 12, 2013
Location: Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:00 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:05 a.m.
2. Welcome and Introductions

Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Mark Duewell—present
USGS Ray Fox—present
OA ITSD GIS Paul Wright—present via teleconference
SEMA Debbie Briedwell, Chair—present
MoDOT Joe Carter—present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—present
OA Budget and Planning Matt Hesser—absent
OA-ITSD Natural Resources Kim Hoke—absent
Missouri National Guard Drew Lane—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—excused
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—present via teleconference
Great River Associates Josie Bock—present via teleconference
Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors Joe Clayton—present
USDA-NRCS Elizabeth Cook, Treasurer—excused
Surdex Tim Donze—present
MOREnet David Drum, Secretary—excused
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—present
Camden County Jennifer Gordon—present
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—present via teleconference
Cole County Melissa Johnson—present
Sanborn Mapping Kenny Legleiter—absent
MARC Steve Marsh, Past Chair—present via teleconference
Jackson County Amber Reynolds—present
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—absent
MoRAP Diane True—present via teleconference
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—present
Boone County Jason Warzinik—present (proxy for Liz Cook)
MU Extension Shannon White—present
Other Attendees
Census Bureau Craig Best
Woolpert Brad Fugate
OGI Arnold Williams (present via teleconference)

3. Approval of Minutes
August minutes available on the web site. Motion to approve from Donze, seconded by Clayton, approved by vote.
4. MGISAC Administration
4.1 Missouri OGI Report — Paul Wright
OGI – sent out yesterday (internal projects, discussion regarding the imagery standards revisions – was sent to Ron Thomas (oversees architecture enterprise)

  • Most of the work we have been concentrating on this last month is related to the on-going Google-based and other internal state projects.
  • We did review the suggested changes to the Imagery RFP, provided our approval and forwarded that to OA Purchasing on 8/27.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell
MSDIS – Imagery metadata is being worked on for the GeoPortal; Structures project (laying off students due to increased progress 6 employees of 24 still working on it) 2M structure points

  1. Virtualization of the MSDIS-Imagery Servers and storage space upgrade: We’ve narrowed the solution down but asked for additional items and their costs. The solution we’re discussing will provide for a full back-up solution for MSDIS web and imagery off-site in Rolla. This site will often be in “standby” mode but will be spun up often enough to insure ensure its functionality in case it is called upon to support a specific event. The TC/NN servers will continue in usage but the Imagery side will become another VM partition on the newer web server (we have been utilizing only a small part of its capabilities so far. More details when we have something more solid.
  2. GeoPortal: Adding metadata records for imagery and services to the portal: Some services have been added. Progress on this task will be slow until we have the prerequisite staff hours to throw at what is looking like a very large undertaking – depending on how we approach it.
  3. Broadband “Structures” Project:
    This project moves forward. Still waiting on MARC to decide how they want to go about the project. East-West Gateway has indicated they wish to complete the CAI survey and “Structures” review under a new agreement and at no cost to the project.
    Structure/Footprint digitizing for MARC is nearly completed in the University first pass. East West has yet to be started. All other RPCs are either nearing University first pass completion or in University review before going out to the RPCs. Some of the early RPCs have started their portion of the review. A number of others are awaiting their training onsite visits. Progress: We’re now at 2,250,228 points as of last Wednesday – and 33,771 footprints completed. 110 counties are complete or mostly completed and under review at the GRC. Most RPCs are well into their CAI surveys – and some are approaching 75% complete.
  4. 2013 MAGIC Clearinghouse Summit:
    Jason Hinsen and I attended the Mid-America Geographic Information Consortium’s 2013 Clearinghouse Summit in Bismarck, North Dakota. As usual I felt this is one of the better sources of technical information related to data, services and other clearinghouse activities. The agenda is attached.

4.3 Treasurer's report — Jason Warzinik

Previous balance   $28,237.39
Income None $0.00
Expense NSGIC membership $1,500.00
Ending balance   $26,737.39

4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
Current membership standing report sent to Briedwell after August meeting. New member nomination, Woolpert represented by Rick Hammond. Motion to nominate by Gerike, seconded by Warzinik. Motion passed with Donze, C. Duewell abstaining.
4.5 By-laws — Liz Cook
Added a NSGIC liaison as a officer (elected by full membership); duties: serve as official representative, will attend both MidYear and annual meeting (MGISAC funding, as permits); active in NSGIC and will coordinate discussions following conferences. Provide monthly updates. 1 year term. Elected at same time as all other offices. Motion from Briedwell, seconded by Gerike, approved by vote.
5. Project Updates/Action Items
5.1 MOGIS conference contracts
Jamie will send Tan-Tar-A changes to the MGISAC group. Motion by White for Columbia/Jeff City; Lake of the Ozarks, Springfield only – motion approved – second by Gerike/Marsh (same time). Motion to move forward with the contract for Custom Meeting Planners from Spicci, seconded by Donze, motion approved unanimously.
5.2 Committee Changes — Debbie Briedwell
Committee chairs need to make sure their committee list is current on website
Committee changes –
Consideration of a Communications or Communication/Outreach Committee – increased social media and use of technology; currently no way to contact;
Marketing/Communications Committee
– set up by Debbie (Jason Warzinik to lead others to participate Steve, Andy, Tim, Colin
– Involvement of Committee – working group for committee involvement
Tony lead, Amber, Matt, Steve, Mark, Shannon and Debbie
Committee objectives to Debbie by next meeting; What to do and how to do it; Budget planning for committees (Fiscal year – July to June)
Outreach and Education — separate the 2 committees
Debbie – separate the 2 committees Contact Debbie if interested in Outreach committee
Mark stepping down from the committee as chair
(9 years and 38 workshops)
SEMO Symposium (52 registered)
Clearinghouse Summit speakers suggested:
Remotely piloted vehicles (University of N. Dakota) – maybe have MU Journalism give perspectives or other speaker? (See MSDIS report for contact information)
e911 efforts presentation
Establish Conference Steering committee (Mark) shorter term
Tim Donze – vendors
Mark Duewell Awards
Liz Cook – social
Colin – Site visits
Jason – Marketing
Andy, Jason, Steve as part of the committee
5.3 Other new business — Debbie Briedwell
Conference call $230 a month. We need a solution for future. Communications committee will have a budget solution in place by next meeting (Tony is looking into how we are connected in the credit union; State webex)
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Ray Fox
August 26 Meeting:
Twenty people attended meeting where Earl Petit, Contracting Officer answered questions regarding the State Photogrammetric Services Contract. Representatives from the four pre-qualified contractors were also on hand.
Report of meeting along with the other Imagery meeting notes can now all be found at our new website: www.flymoimagery.com
Figure 1 Home Page
Action Items from the August meeting:
The contract can be downloaded at: www.oa.mo.gov/purch. Contract number C213036001(-4).
Earl and Paul to determine what contract deliverables become public domain when a state agency joins in a local/regional consortium using the State Photogrammetric Services contract.
Earl to determine whether non-governmental entities, coops, not for profit, quasi-public, and commercial can join consortiums.
Discussion followed the meeting concerning the lack of State participation and the need for a business case being written for state-wide imagery. MGISAC has authorized $5,000 for the project if the CIO’s office would accept such a document from MGISAC, or should this come from someone within OA?
Missouri Assessors Conference: Anyone going that could speak about the Photogrammetric Services Contract and flymoimagery.com?
Lidar: Work continues on the 2014 collect with NRCS, DNR, USGS and perhaps several local government partners. NRCS has identified NW Missouri as their priority one area, bootheel counties along the Mississippi as priority two, and NE Missouri as priority three. No funding has been allocated to date and time is running out.
Meeting notes on website; FlyMOimagery.com; CIO needs a business case to pursue it at the state; Can that come from MGISAC?; Can Missouri lean on other plans? Tim Haithcoat has a draft (Alabama Imagery program – DPS)
CIO would accept it – either way
Discussion of things like 2 ft all state (local govt, consortia, agencies, and others could buy up into better resolution)
LiDAR for the Nation — Federal initiative (most have a plan in place at regional and state)
Questions of Line Item of the State Budget and 3 year cycle (i.e. Alabama) matching fund with local option
Missouri Assessors Meeting (October 8, 2013 at Lake of the Ozarks, Tan-Tar-A)
LiDAR – 1) NW Missouri; Bootheel along the river; SE Missouri along the river
6.2 Homeland Security — Debbie Briedwell
Meeting with Public Safety; GIS is a hot topic right now in Public Safety
Take away – flow of data during events with Federal, State, Local
Need a List of Key People (who all would potentially be involved in an emergency situation & how do we get it out there and everyone in “the know”); where are the pivot points for GIS in Case Emergency?
Jared Hogan RebuildJoplin.org — as possible presenter for committee
ISSUES: Moving data and print maps become a commodity; communications issues; small screen
6.3 Local Government — Matt Gerike, Melissa Johnson, Jason Warzinik
Greg, Steve, Matt and Jason working on budgetary quote from vendors to give ideas for locals for what to expect and what to look for within the imagery contracting – more explanatory for local government
Need for disclaimers brought up by Tim Donze
6.4 Outreach and Education — Mark Duewell, Shannon White
Mark stepping down from the committee as chair
(9 years and 38 workshops); Suggested new chair partner with MO Mappers
SEMO Symposium (52 registered)
2013 MAGIC Clearinghouse Summit speakers suggested:
Remotely piloted vehicles (University of N. Dakota) – maybe have MU Journalism give perspectives or other speaker? (See MSDIS report for contact information)
e911 efforts presentation
Chris Dunn – Legal GIS events
Expressed need for outlets for K-12 GIS students in Career Technical Center courses. Our conference needs to have a push toward that.
Statewide license increased requests at the start of the school year.
National 4-H Youth Science Day (Oct 9)
NW presentations (Advanced LiDAR) will be out on the web
6.5 Policy and Legislation — Joe Clayton
No report
6.6 Strategic Planning — Matt Gerike
Ray Debbie, Amber, Steve, Shannon
Focus projects in our policies
Getting close to presenting action items from the SP to the committee
What are the expectations of this organization (individual as a GIS professional and expectations of organizations)
Propose future meetings in different locations to also expand reach and make it an active plan (add after lunch presentation to continue outreach and use the user groups) or presentation in the morning and the
Start in January 2014 (plan it out)
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Amber Reynolds
Not a lot for operations, ramping up for 2014 Conference, exhibitor information will come up soon, Mobile based application for program.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Tony Spicci
As Liaison will send out information to whole group and individuals (less time on monthly reports but on individual reporting on key things)
New Esri desktop licensing model – Webinar – will share link and documents
NGAC – Ann Castle (DOI) will maintain commitment to FGDC and NSDI; Secretary Jewel of DOI included geospatial in her top 6 goals
CAP grants not going to be available
NSDI – strategic plan coming out soon
Geospatial Platform coming out soon
NGAC – marketplace
Privacy issues (UAV/Drones
LandSAT continuity – NASA will get money (650M) for next satellite to continue program.
911 addressing (national address database, transportation for the nation) Census bureau changes to make it available before it goes to closed policy portions (NAD and MAF)
FEMA creating committee (FACCA) -There is a need someone who can speak on the behalf of state governments and councils with Flood Plain mapping (can be from any state)
NSGIC annual conference at the end of October (agenda online) – can use MAGIC member rate for the conference ($605) can also get Government Rate at the Westin (approx. $99 room rate)
8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
No report
8.2 USGS — Ray Fox

  • Land Use / Land Cover I spoke with James Falcone, USGS NAWQA GIS specialist (Water Quality program) about the accuracy of GIRAS data (compiled in the 70’s – early 80’s). As I was the Western Region Geographer in charge of the Land Use/Land Cover program (and the last man standing from those days) I provided James with compilation techniques and the QC of the data. James plans on comparing the level 1 classification to their more recent land cover for change detection in ecoregions from the 70’s to today. Interesting side-note, I used to charter Cessna aircraft to field check the land cover, taking 35 mm pictures from the window for use by the compilers. Of course my supervisor in Reston decided he needed to do Hawaii.
  • Satellite Imagery Eros Data Center is conducting a study on use of imagery, emaphasizing medium resolution (5-30 meter) satellite. Due to Paperwork Reduction Act they cannot contact nonfederal users, so are asking liaisons to provide state responses.
    • Uses: land use planning, soil, natural resource, flood monitoring, land cover, endangered species habitat, transportation studies.
    • Users: UM-C (MORAP, GRC, CARES), Wash U (Social Work, Geology), ST Louis U (Geology), S&T (Geologic Engineering), NRCS, DOT, SEMA
    • Value of moderate resolution imagery: Good to fair depending on use. Most users require additional data.
    • How to meet unmet needs: More coverage especially for floods including higher resolution radar
    • Anyone that is interested in providing more information please contact me and I can go into more depth.
  • Improved US Topo elevation metadata USGS is working to resolve an issue from users on not being able to identify Lidar derived elevation versus those from the older existing data from the quad maps. Due to resources this is currently planned to be addressed in FY 15, but may be moved up if capacity can be found.

Improved US Topo elevation metadata
USGS is working to resolve an issue from users on not being able to identify Lidar derived elevation versus those from the older existing data from the quad maps. Due to resources this is currently planned to be addressed in FY 15, but may be moved up if capacity can be found.

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
Land Survey Office moved from DNR to Dept of Ag (to Weights and Measures Department)
9. Round table Discussion
Joe Eckmann – 10.2 webinar series – one in St. Charles Tuesday October 22nd, Tuesday November 5th for Overland Park
Region F – GIS seat to the RSOC group
DoT – 54 inches by 48 (state properties for
Andy – group putting together for 2014 flight of St. Louis area
10. Next meeting: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned.

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