Minutes for March 12, 2015

Minutes for March 12, 2015

Date: March 12, 2015
Location: Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:30 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:32 a.m.
2. Welcome and Introductions

Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Mark Duewell—present
USGS Shelly Silch—telephone
OA ITSD GIS Paul Wright—telephone (proxy for Streumph)
SEMA Debbie Briedwell, Past-Chair—present
MoDOT Joe Carter—present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—telephone
OA Budget and Planning Matt Hesser—telephone
Missouri National Guard Wiley Howell—present
OA-ITSD Health and Senior Services Tracy Schloss—telephone
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci, Chair-Elect—present
OA-ITSD Revenue Beth Struempf—excused
Missouri Dep’t of Natural Resources Michael Weller—absent
Washington University in St. Louis Aaron Addison—excused
Sanborn Mapping Brad Arshat—telephone
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—absent
USDA-NRCS Elizabeth Cook, Treasurer—present
Surdex Tim Donze—present
MOREnet David Drum, Secretary—present
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—excused
Camden County Jennifer Gordon—present
Woolpert, Inc. Rick Hammond—telephone
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—telephone
Cole County Melissa Johnson—excused
City of Lee's Summit Steve Marsh—telephone
Jackson County Amber Reynolds, Chair—present
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—present
MoRAP Diane True—present
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—absent
Boone County Jason Warzinik—present (proxy for Johnson)
MU Extension Shannon White—present
Other Attendees
SEMO Indi Branden
Esri Joe Eckmann
Mark Twain National Forest Tom Forbes
US ACE St. Louis Michael Gawedzinski
Custom Meeting Planners Jamie Schieber

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

  • Imagery Request The imagery PAQ was awarded to Quantum Spatial on 2/27/15. The Project Schedule & Milestones were discussed with Quantum on 3/4/15.
    • April 17, 2015 – Targeted imagery collection completion date
    • May 28, 2015 – Raw Imagery delivery
    • October 30, 2015 – Final delivery end date

    We spoke with Quantum on 3/4/15 and provided some additional information. We will provide updates as they are received. Thanks to those who have helped get this project rolling!

  • Department of Social Services (DSS) – Medicaid We have been working with the DSS to provide online mapping for two areas:
    • Eligibility Specialists schedule appointments for disability determinations for clients that don’t always have Medicaid coverage for the initial exam. DSS maintains a SharePoint site that currently has 343 providers that are used for the disability exams.
    • Citizens search for Medicaid Providers by county and/or specialty on the Internet. This process will use provider files obtained from the MMIS fiscal agent.

    These projects have a longer term implication in that they could lead to the creation of a master provider database that all departments (DSS, DHSS, DMH, etc) could then use.

  • OA/ITSD – iTrack/Lease Tracking
    ITSD-GIS is working with ITSD-Finance and ITSD-OA on the redesign of ITSD’s inventory tracking and Lease Tracking systems. These new systems will utilize a single address table for all state owned and leased properties. Other systems needing state address data would be able to tap in to this database.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell

  1. MSDIS Servers: MSDISWeb-TC-p is almost ready to go back online – we are working through a GeoPortal issue with ESRI and then we can flip the switch (and flop the prime to TC-p) – this will enable us to begin work on virtualizing NN.
  2. MSDIS members exhibited, presented, and taught numerous workshops MOGISCON2015. The new MSDIS booth is built like an armored vehicle and weighs about the same.
  3. The 2007-2009 2’ Imagery into the GeoPortal: The new MSDIS student intern – Austin Gauthier – is quickly picking up the various aspects of the GeoPortal and will soon begin to load more of the imagery data.
  4. Planning has begun in earnest for the 2015 MAGIC Clearinghouse Summit in Benton, NW Arkansas.

Cook: any look at the county mosaic DEMs? Duewell: don’t have a current update, know it’s in progress, will send you an email.
4.3 Treasurer's report — Liz Cook

Previous balance   $19,619.90
Income None $0.00
Expense None $0.00
Ending balance   $19,619.90

One expense pending from Dreamhost, $119.40
4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
No report
4.5 By-laws — Tony Spicci
5. Project Updates/Action Items
5.1 Missouri GIS Day — Paul Wright
Legislators will be notified closer to the date so that the announcement does not get lost in the shuffle. Announcements will go out to other geography-related groups.
5.2 Imagery PAQ — Paul Wright
First flight was yesterday in Putnam/Mercer/Grundy county areas. Will work with M. Duewell to create a flight status web page.
5.3 Opening of nominations for MGISAC Officers — Amber Reynolds
Nominations are now open per by-laws. Send officer nominations to Debbie Briedwell.
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Liz Cook
Reviewed imagery responses and selected awardee. NRCS will acquire more LiDAR in FY15 and Cook will host a meeting of potential stakeholders.
6.2 NG911 Addressing — Steve Marsh
Provided update of draft MARC NG911 data standard at conference. Slightly modified from Kansas 2014 standard, which in turn came from Tennessee, which in turn came from NENA. EastWest Gateway is also working on a standard; Marsh will work to determine how similar the two standards are. NENA, originally the driving force, is now dragging its feet.
6.3 Local Government — Jason Warzinik
In final stages of completing local government survey results.
6.4 Education — Shannon White
Have not met. GeoTech camp registration is open. Only $350 if you register before May 7. Hope to fill up. True: my son attended twice and really loved it. White: Geography Bee on the 27th at MU. Lots of other activity, Doodle poll forthcoming for date of next meeting.
6.5 Outreach — Colin Duewell, Tim Donze
Meeting tomorrow afternoon to decide next workshop location and topics.
6.6 Marketing and Communications — Jason Warzinik
Ramping up for GIS Day at the Capitol. Updating the flymoimagery.com web site with new PAQ information.
6.7 Policy and Legislation — Amber Reynolds
Watching HB537. Spicci: geospatial data act language will be modified “fairly soon”, expect it to be filed in the spring. Elevating NSDI out of the Dep’t of the Interior to give it a higher profile. Believe that there is a lot of interest in this. Discussion about Federal agencies’ perspectives on imagery acquisition.
6.8 Strategic Planning — Matt Gerike
No report
6.9 Missouri GIS Conference — Mark Duewell
Should have final financials at the next meeting. 131 full conference attendees. 19 exhibitors, 5 student registrants, 9 short-course only registrants. Lots of good feedback from the conference. Duewell strongly urges moving the conference to the same time of year as MAGIC.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Amber Reynolds
Call for papers, exhibitors out soon.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Tony Spicci

  • Mid-year meeting just ended. Almost everything from the conference is posted in the NSGIC conference archives. Also refer to the Google doc of notes.
  • Tony’s ability to attend the strategic planning session affected by weather; will send out notes when they are available.
  • Report card press release at the National Press Club. Grades the main takeaway. By and large, everyone believes it is a fair assessment. COGO will begin to discuss what’s next. Will be affected by the pending geospatial data act.
  • GAO report has not yet been released.
  • DOT Addressing workshop in DC, 18 states invited but not Missouri. Anyone can be an observer. There is a competing effort to build a national address database though, possibly from NENA.
  • Digital Coast Act circulating, has a geospatial data component.
  • HSIP undergoing some changes to reduce complexity. HSIP may move from NGA to DHS, not sure if that would improve data availability. Discussion about data licensing.
  • Data licensing workshop April 16 in DC at the National Surveying Mapping Geospatial conference.
  • NASA Earth Observation survey to be circulated.

8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
Will have some unexpected money for projects. Fielding a lot of questions and requests for workarounds due to the apparent demise of a CARES server.
8.2 USGS — Shelley Silch
The USGS is getting ready for the next round of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). It is anticipated that there will be either Regional or State meetings/workshops held in May or June. These meetings will be used to discuss the BAA before it is announced in July. The tentative dates for the BAA are:
Pre-proposal submission window 7/17/2015 –8/28/2015
Review and evaluation 8/28/2015 –9/11/2015
Proposal due date 10/23/2015
Review and evaluation 10/23/2015 –11/27/2015
8.3 Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership — Diane True
Wetlands mapping in the Meramec. Get that data in July or August. 1m or 5m LiDAR-derived Meramec floodplain also available.
8.4 Missouri Mappers Association — Melissa Johnson
Looking for presenters for conference at end of July.
8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Joe Clayton
No report
9. Round table Discussion
Spicci: Posting a GIS specialist position in a couple weeks.
Cook: Saddened to hear about the death of Jim Merchant.
Carter: Attending GIS-T conference. Busy working on maps communicating funding crisis.
White: AP Human Geography, $500 for five-day institute, July 5-9, in Columbia. Great opportunity! Looking at enormous, gymnasium-size (26′ by 35′) map production and seeking interested parties. No timeline.
Warzinik: Is anyone looking into the Esri Portal? We are wondering what we could move off ArcGIS Online.
Resz: How do you handle your IT department? We’re getting asked to write programs outside our area.
Gordon: our assessor retired last Friday, expecting things to stay the course until an appointee is named.
Briedwell: also looking into the Esri Portal.
10. Next meeting:
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned at 11:14 a.m.

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