Minutes for December 11, 2014

Minutes for December 11, 2014

Date: December 11, 2014
Location: Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:30 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:35 a.m.
2. Welcome and Introductions

Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Mark Duewell—present
USGS Shelly Silch—teleconference
OA ITSD GIS Paul Wright—teleconference
SEMA Debbie Briedwell, Past-Chair—excused
MoDOT Joe Carter—present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—present
OA Budget and Planning Matt Hesser—present
Missouri National Guard Wiley Howell—present
OA-ITSD Health and Senior Services Tracy Schloss—present
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci, Chair-Elect—present
OA-ITSD Revenue Beth Struempf—teleconference
Missouri Dep’t of Natural Resources Michael Weller—teleconference
Washington University in St. Louis Aaron Addison—excused
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—teleconference
Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors Joe Clayton—absent
USDA-NRCS Elizabeth Cook, Treasurer—present
Surdex Tim Donze—present
MOREnet David Drum, Secretary—present
Mark Twain National Forest Tom Forbes—absent
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—excused
Camden County Jennifer Gordon—teleconference
Woolpert, Inc. Rick Hammond—excused
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—teleconference
Cole County Melissa Johnson—present
Jackson County Amber Reynolds, Chair—present
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—teleconference
MoRAP Diane True—teleconference
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—present
Boone County Jason Warzinik—teleconference (proxy for Gerike)
MU Extension Shannon White—teleconference
Other Attendees
Sanborn Mapping Brad Arshat (teleconference)
State Tax Commission Victor Callahan
State Tax Commission Jan Elliott
SEMA Alexis Geiseker (proxy for Debbie Briedwell)
Woolpert, Inc. Kent Park (proxy for Rick Hammond)
State Tax Commission Rosella Schad
Hexagon International Brandon Tourtelotte
OGI Arnold Williams (teleconference)
SEMA Scott Zeller

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

  • ESRI Contract—The contract was signed on 11/17/14 and made available through SAM II and posted to the Purchasing web site on 11/18/14. The new contract is for 1 year with 3, 1 year extensions. Expiration is 8/31/15.

Internal State Projects

  • DESE—School Directory Project—The Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) is requesting a project to move their School Directory from a PDF format to a mapping service. Much of the basic design is completed but there is some data to be done. We have made some adjustments to the layout for use on mobile devices.
  • DMH—Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Project—The Department of Mental Health (DMH) began a project to develop a mapping service to assist them in identifying those settings requiring on-site review and which could be considered for heightened scrutiny review based on their current location as defined in an HCBS rule. We have much of the basic design completed.
  • DHSS—Certificate of Need—DHSS creates maps for their Certificate of Need process. It has been a manual process to create these maps. The ITSD-GIS was asked to help streamline the process. We created a new and cleaner map template and created a toolbar that automated some mapping processes. We walked the user through the new process and it was well received. It was completed on 11/18/14. The user is currently evaluating with a full project in order to provide a time-savings estimate.
  • State Tax Commission—I had a visit from the State Tax Commission of Missouri related to data they need for some tax evaluation projects. It was mentioned that there was documentation for a related grant through the Secretary of State, Elections Division (to help provide monies to counties for acquiring GIS software/hardware). This is a grant application that each of the county clerks would fill out. It has not been determined if there are funds currently available.
  • Presentations—We have had a number of requests to provide presentations to various groups on the use of GIS. So far we have made presentations to ITSD Project Managers, ITSD Client Service Managers' group, Business Analysts' user group, ITSD Application Developers' users group, and the Department of Mental Health business staff. In December we have a meeting with Agriculture and in January we will be presenting at the Project Management Offices' quarterly meeting.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell

  1. GeoPortal: MSDISWEB-MST (Rolla) has finally tested out successfully. University network firewall issues caused the necessity of two final tests. Jason H. is busy building out the final few services prior to our cloning the virtual server back to new Imagery-NN and TC servers.
  2. 2014 NAIP: The USDA Farm Services Agency Aerial Photography Field Office has released the 2014 National Agricultural Imagery Program photography for the State of Missouri. The imagery map service is here. The county mosaics in MrSID format are here.
  3. Broadband “Structures” Project: The final data sets are going up on MSDIS. We have received a number of external data requests for these data already. A complete geodatabase of the data will go up first, then county shapes similar to those we have posted in past iterations. We still plan to add the Tall Structures data points and then shipping a new data set to the RPCs. The total number of points for the entire set of “Structures” iterations is now millions – 5,031,533 in actuality. Footprints came in finally at 276,232. For the 2013-2014 Broadband Structures iteration final numbers are 4,443,174 points and 267,958 footprints. Tim and I presented a show and tell final report at the most recent MACOG Board meeting, November 6th. We received their thanks for the project and offered ours for their staff’s hard work and dedication and the overall partnership.
  4. The Broadband “Tall Structures” Project: There are now six staff and interns working on this project. Total tall structures points are at 117,118. A progress graphic is included in the full report, distributed on the mailing list.
  5. The 2007-2009 2’ Imagery: This project is on hold until we free up staff time from loading the structures data sets.
  6. Outreach: Mark D. presented a quick how-to for accessing Missouri’s publicly available LiDAR data using the MSDIS LiDAR Tool (MOLiDAR) at the Southeast LiDAR Workshop November 5th. He also represented MGISAC and MSDIS\GRC at the Missouri State University GIS Day event in Springfield, November 19th.

4.3 Treasurer's report — Liz Cook

Previous balance   $20,469.68
Income None $0.00
Expense None $0.00
Ending balance   $20,469.68

A few expenses remain from the Southeast LiDAR workshop.
4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
Nominating City of Lee’s Summit, represented by Steve Marsh, and Sanborn Mapping, represented by Brad Arshat. Motion to accept nominations from Drum, seconded by Wagner. Approved by vote.
4.5 By-laws — Tony Spicci
5. Project Updates/Action Items
5.1 Hexagon Geospatial Update — Brandon Tourtelotte
Vendor slide deck.
5.2 State Tax Commission Update — Victor Callahan
Schad provided an overview of the work of the State Tax Commission. The STC is interested in GIS as a way to assist companies that are being assessed. Elliott has some information about the availability of GIS data in counties. Schad works with County Clerks while Elliott works with County Assessors. Discussion of getting relevant data from counties to utilities.
5.3 Conference Insurance — Liz Cook
Review of available insurance policy, $300.00. Two riders available, terrorism and communicable disease, at an additional cost of $32.38 each. Policy already budgeted; council agreed that riders were necessary.
5.4 GIS Day Update — Paul Wright
Event Information
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:00 AM-Noon
Location: Capitol Building, Rotunda, 1st Floor
Format: Booths/displays; electrical and internet have been requested.
Submissions for Available Tables
We have received 10 submissions to-date. These came from state, education and county/municipal organizations. The group has discussed extending the submission period to 1/2/2015.
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Liz Cook
2014 NAIP is now available on MSDIS (link above in MSDIS report). LiDAR data from “mongo” project (Missouri/Arkansas) is coming in. Future access to data en masse rather than through web services is a known issue that will be addressed.
6.2 NG911 Addressing — Steve Marsh
No report
6.3 Local Government — Melissa Johnson
Map of survey responses distributed and discussed. Discussion with Elliott about availability of additional contacts and information.
6.4 Education — Shannon White
Next Education Committee Meeting: The Education Committee Conference call/webinar is January 6th at 11:00am. This date/time was decided during our October face-to-face meeting. We will be checking in to see where committee members are with the to-do list developed in the October meeting. New members and participation are welcomed!

Conference Number(s): (866) 357-7737
Participant Code: 5794739967
I have an Adobe Connect room if we need to share items:

Educators learning GIS

  • There were over 115 K-12 educators (formal and non-formal) and pre-service teachers attend the Missouri Geographic Alliance fall conference. There were GIS focused labs during each time slot and the computer lab was filled or over-filled throughout the day. In addition, all attendees learned how the St. Louis Federal Reserve uses GIS in their GeoFRED product during the afternoon keynote.
  • We had three Missouri educators apply for the weeklong Esri T3G Institute , that I am aware of. The participants, if selected to attend, will be assisted in their airfare to the event: 1 will be funded by the Missouri Geographic Alliance, 2 will be funded through the K-12 revenue generated by GIS workshops for professionals. The 3 educators are a Lindenwood University professor who works with AP Human Geography statewide and teaches geography to pre-service educators, a homeschool mother from Lynn county, and a 4-H Youth Specialist from Boone County.

Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day
We received proclamations of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, from the following 59 Missouri entities. They were mailed to every county in Missouri (in some counties they were hand delivered by MGISAC members). We partner with the Missouri Geographic Alliance to enable this awareness building opportunity.
6.5 Outreach — Colin Duewell, Tim Donze
Recently collected survey responses from LiDAR workshop; generally positive. Will be posted to web page. Conference call to be scheduled to discuss topics for next workshop. Student “field trip” option being added at no cost. Spicci: obstacle is getting students out of classes. Student Councils usually have money for professional development.
6.6 Marketing and Communications — Jason Warzinik
No report
6.7 Policy and Legislation — Amber Reynolds
No report
6.8 Strategic Planning — Matt Gerike
No report
6.9 2015 Missouri GIS Conference — Mark Duewell
Two months out. Registration low at 32. Exhibit booths at 10. Short course registration at 14. Conference call 12/16 at 1:30.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Amber Reynolds
Grants deadline extended to December 19, greatly simplified process.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Tony Spicci
NGS geodetic datums are changing; please be aware. April 8-9, Washington DC address stakeholder group meeting. Sponsored and paid for by DoT, but attendance limited. Supported by Census. USPS and others have a big stake. Spicci working on list of potential invitees. GAO report will be released in February. COGO NSDI report card close to release, again in February. NSGIC mid-year discussion of climate resilience, NG911, strategic planning.
8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
FY15 budget passed; USDA will not be dealing with uncertainty, increasing possibility of acquisitions.
8.2 USGS — Shelley Silch
Requirements and benefits study of hydrography program. Will be working with hydro partners in MO and IL. Workshops will be held. Will hopefully lead to funding similar to the 3DEP program.
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
No report
9. Round table Discussion
Spicci: Statewide GIS Coordinator position open.
Callahan: thank you for having us today.
Schad: ditto; look forward to working with you all.
Schloss: Interactive health map servers turned off; haven’t heard any complaints. Will be decommissioned soon.
Park: Some firms are being allowed to fly UAS in limited areas, but decision has been put back to 2017.
10. Next meeting: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned at 11:58 a.m.

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