Minutes for September 10, 2015

Minutes for September 10, 2015

Date: September 10, 2015
Location: Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:30 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:46 a.m. (delayed while waiting in vain for phone lines to be repaired)
2. Welcome and Introductions

Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Mark Duewell—excused
USGS Shelly Silch—excused
OA ITSD GIS Paul Wright—excused
SEMA Debbie Briedwell, Past-Chair—excused
MoDOT Joe Carter—present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—present (proxy for Balsman)
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—present
OA-ITSD Revenue Beth Struempf—telephone
Missouri Dep’t of Natural Resources Michael Weller—present
Washington University in St. Louis Aaron Addison—excused
Sanborn Mapping Brad Arshat—excused
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—excused
USDA-NRCS Elizabeth Cook, Treasurer—present
Surdex Tim Donze—present (proxy for Wagner)
MOREnet David Drum, Secretary—present
US ACE St. Louis Michael Gawedzinski—telephone
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—telephone
Camden County Jennifer Gordon—present
Woolpert, Inc. Rick Hammond—telephone
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—telephone
Cole County Melissa Johnson, Chair-Elect—present
City of Lee's Summit Steve Marsh—telephone
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—excused
MoRAP Diane True—present
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—excused
Boone County Jason Warzinik—present
MU Extension Shannon White—present
Other Attendees
Esri Joe Eckmann (telephone)
MU Tim Haithcoat
WUSTL Bill Winston (proxy for Addison)
Law Office of C. Dunn Chris Dunn
OGI Arnold Williams

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

  • Imagery Collection The new project will collect aerial leaf-off imagery for the eastern half of the state. Aerial imagery timeframe is November-April, based on weather conditions.
    Update: Based on further conversations with the Mid-MO consortium, by providing $15,000 we would be able to use the imagery as part of the eastern imagery collection. ITSD-GIS reviewed their budget with ITSD-Finance and determined that there is enough available to acquire this imagery.
    By acquiring these 6 counties imagery the initial estimate for the rest of the eastern collection should be reduced. We also discussed acquiring East-West Gateway imagery. They will be providing that data to MSDIS when complete. This contains data for St. Louis, St Charles and Jefferson counties and the city of St Louis.
    We currently have $175,000 committed by MDC and DNR. We are still awaiting a response from DPS/SEMA and US Forestry Service. MODOT is determining if they will be able to participate.
  • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Activities ITSD-GIS has various projects underway in support of SEMA:

    • Nuclear Plant Response Maps – Updated the Cooper and Callaway maps showing critical facilities in the surrounding area with the most current Daycare sites.
    • SEMA SEOC Floorplan – SEMA Operations has requested a complete floorplan of the SEOC floor be completed showing where all the floor boxes are located. We are working on drawing out the floorplan as time allows.
    • US Army Reserve Boone County Collector Pilot – Met with Boone County GIS and TF1 staff to hotwash from last week’s exercise. We discussed how to move forward with our issues list and the pilot project.
    • ChemPack Updates – The CHEMPACK program is an ongoing initiative of CDC’s Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) launched in 2003, which provides antidotes (three countermeasures used concomitantly) to nerve agents for pre-positioning by State, local, and/or tribal officials throughout the U.S. CHEMPACK Program is envisioned as a comprehensive capability for the effective use of medical countermeasures in the event of an attack on civilians with nerve agents. ITSD-GIS updated the Chempack maps for each region of the state to include emergency phone numbers and Chempack numbers where needed.
    • Structural Assessment & Visual Evaluation (SAVE) Coalition Collector development – In preparation for the upcoming SAVE earthquake exercise in October, created a Collector template for the SAVE data collection and demonstrated it to the SAVE board president. We discussed the use of Collector and will determine the best way to move forward with data collection for the exercise in the future.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell

  1. MSDISWEB Virtual Servers update: The Primary has been TC-S since July 1. Minor improvements to the Clip and Download Basemap. Still working, as time allows, on improving the “Search” tab map.
  2. MSDISIMAGERY servers update: a) As of this report, MSDIS is endeavoring to set up another test of the virtual IMAGERY server (MSDISIMG-TC-P). Tom Vought has researched, fixed, and tested a number of issues on that server and we hope to have it online and working prior to this reports distribution. If no issues are immediately encountered then the server will remain the primary imagery server going forward. Addendum: As of 5:10PM, September 3rd, MSDISIMG-TC-P is up and stabilizing. b). MSDIS Imagery servers experienced another slow down as the students descended on the campus Aug. 24th for the 2015 school year. We have noticed this issue consistently over some number of years now. The University never seems to be quite prepared for the number of students and devices hitting the network. It typically lasts 4-5 days.
  3. LiDAR data: a). Again, the updates to the MOLiDAR tool are built into the new virtual imagery servers (see #2 above). As soon as they go online the updates should be available to all. Martin Wills will begin building a web page for access to the countywide LiDAR datasets that Liz Cook has created. This user interface will function similarly to the user clickable county map for the current 2′ and NAIP imagery. b) St. Charles County has offered to put their LiDAR LAS data in the public domain. I will meet with Monica Moreno on September 1st to discuss this and coordinating MGISAC outreach with the St. Charles GIS User Group.

4.3 Treasurer's report — Liz Cook

Income None $0.00
Expense New Teleconference Phone $294.95
Expense NSGIC Membership $3000.00
Expense Custom Meeting Planners Payment Error $535.30
Ending balance   $38,150.80

4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
No report
4.5 By-laws — Joe Carter
Please bring any issues or topics to Joe’s attention.
5. Project Updates/Action Items
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Liz Cook
Warzinik: OGI has provided an update on the imagery flight for the east half of the state. Tentative agreement in place for cost sharing for the six-county region. Western imagery in QA/QC soon. Ongoing efforts for a national address database. Census and DOT are making strides to grow smaller projects into a national system. Cook: New LiDAR acquisition for from 6 to 8 counties. Trying to get Christian county on-board.
6.2 NG911 Addressing — Steve Marsh
No report
6.3 Local Government — Melissa Johnson
Survey not finished.
6.4 Education — Shannon White
Giant map at State Fair, lots of good response. Time lapse video of one day’s activity. Discussion of lessons learned and observations from this trial map before ordering the full-size map.
6.5 Outreach — Tim Donze
SEMO GIS Symposium next week. Registration full and beyond capacity. Should be a good event.
6.6 Marketing and Communications — Jason Warzinik
Sent out mock-up of new conference booth display. Group preference is for the version with the road map background. Call for event photos is still open. Question about getting releases to include individuals’ faces in reproduced photographs.
6.7 Policy and Legislation — Aaron Addison
Winston: call for individuals to assist tracking legislation.
6.8 Strategic Planning — Matt Gerike
No report.
6.9 Missouri GIS Conference
Spicci: still looking for a chair. Site visits at the Lake of the Ozarks on September 23. Going to Camden on the Lake and Tan-Tar-A. Leaving from Columbia at 11:00 a.m.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Steve Marsh
Spicci: Call for Papers and Call for Exhibitors are out. Question about how State employees are facing the prospect of out-of-state travel. Check out the web site and see what’s going on.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Tony Spicci
Conference kicking off in about a month. Pre-registration has closed but if you contact Spicci he may be able to get that rate.
8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
Coming up on the end of the fiscal year. The usual craziness and deadlines.
8.2 USGS — Shelley Silch
No report
8.3 Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership — Diane True
Provided slides for MGISAC slide deck to Duewell and Warzinik.
8.4 Missouri Mappers Association — Melissa Johnson
Looking for location for next year’s conference.
8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Jon Cole
No report
9. Round table Discussion
True: Hosting a GIS Day event through MU’s Adventure Club at a Columbia elementary school. Looking for people available from 3-4 or 4-5 for repeating ten-minute presentations of “What I Do with GIS”. Contact Diane at truecd@missouri.edu
Dunn: Dunn and White are discussing an event on law and GIS this winter.
Spicci: NSGIC Imagery for the Nation reintroduced to the FGDC. Not sure which way the decision is going to go.
10. Next meeting: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned at 11:17 a.m.

Comments are closed.