Minutes for October 8, 2015

Minutes for October 8, 2015

Date: October 8, 2015
Location: Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Time: 9:30 a.m.
1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 9:3 a.m.
2. Welcome and Introductions

Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Mark Duewell—present
USGS Shelly Silch—excused
OA ITSD GIS Paul Wright—telephone
SEMA Debbie Briedwell, Past-Chair—telephone
MoDOT Joe Carter—excused
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—present
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci, Chair—excused
OA-ITSD Revenue Beth Struempf—absent
Missouri Dep’t of Natural Resources Michael Weller—present
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—excused
MOREnet David Drum, Secretary—present
US ACE St. Louis Michael Gawedzinski—present
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—present
Camden County Jennifer Gordon—present
Woolpert, Inc. Kent Park—absent
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—telephone
Cole County Melissa Johnson, Chair-Elect—present (proxy for Carter, Warzinik)
City of Lee's Summit Steve Marsh—telephone
City of Jefferson Greg Resz—absent
MoRAP Diane True—telephone
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—telephone
Boone County Jason Warzinik—excused
MU Extension Shannon White—present
Other Attendees
Esri Joe Eckmann (telephone)
OGI Arnold Williams (telephone)

3. Approval of Minutes
September minutes available on the web site. Motion to approve from Cook, seconded by White, approved by vote.
4. MGISAC Administration
4.1 Missouri OGI Report — Arnold Williams

  • Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC): MVC would like to develop and online mapping application to help them analyze potential facility locations based on current and future Veteran county population data sets. They are specifically seeking an interactive mapping tool that has facility layers (Homes, Cemeteries, Service Officer Offices), the ability to have a catchment area of various size and allow the catchment area to move across counties to determine underserved populations or where a new facility would have the greatest impact on a Veteran population. MVC would also like to be able to modify the county-level population tables that provide data to the map so that various population sub-sets could be reviewed using the same interactive mapping tool.
    Update: MVC has compiled a list of map layers we would like incorporated in their map and county-level data they would like displayed for each Missouri county and the city of St. Louis. GIS receive a spreadsheet of their data.
  • Department of Social Services (DSS): Medicaid Provider Search – The Medicaid Provider Search project is to develop an interactive map search utility for Medicaid Recipients in finding Medicaid Providers that meet their needs relevant to medical care type and proximity from recipient. This application will replace the existing provider web search application. The estimated completion date is October 1, 2015.
    Update: A meeting was held on Monday, 10/5/15, we could not present the Provider Search utility application completely. An unscheduled schema change to the database made the application not work. Another demo will be scheduled for next week.
  • 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: To see if they have imagery we can use and/or funding for imagery collection I have contacted:

    • Missouri Association of Councils of Government (MACOG)
    • Army Corps of Engineers
    • Ft Leonard Wood – do not have any imagery or available funding
    • Civil Air Patrol
    • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) – cannot provide assistance
    • US Geologic Survey (USGS) – only have data for 2007

    A meeting with DNR’s soil and water conservation is set for Friday October 9 to discuss further funding.
    If we cannot acquire the funding to fly the entire eastern half the fallback would be to utilize the funding committed and fly as much of the eastern half as possible. We would determine which areas to fly based on need.

  • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Activities: ITSD-GIS has various projects underway in support of SEMA:
    Update: No update
    State Mitigation Plan Phase II Mapper – Working on creating an interactive webmap that shows multi-hazards. Currently merging and correcting data provided from the 2009
    ArcGIS Troubleshooting – Worked with ITSD WMASS to troubleshoot error when creating a new feature service in ArcGIS Desktop. Made changes to existing Feature Services to help improve server efficiency.

4.2 MSDIS report — Mark Duewell

  1. MSDISWEB Virtual Servers update: the Primary is still on TC-S since July 1. As soon as the Imagery Virtual Server tests are complete we will move on to schedule testing on the Web side servers. This will become a regular cycle to insure backup functionality.
  2. MSDISIMAGERY servers update: The latest test of the new virtual MSDISIMG-TC-P proved successful. On September 29th we rolled to MSDISIMG-TC-S for the second leg of the three tests of functionality and stability for the new virtual servers. Tom Vought has normalized all three servers and performed in-house testing prior to each test. So far, IMG-TC-S is stable – we are waiting for comments from practical users that often catch what MSDIS staff – as admin users – sometimes miss.
  3. LiDAR data:
    • The St. Charles County data (LAS) is now both in storage with MSDIS and Liz Cook – the data will now be sent to Wash U. for serving in the public domain.
    • MSDIS will be increasing the imagery partition sizes (and is also discussing the possibility of creating a new LiDAR partition with MU DOIT). The required storage space hardware is already on board – it is a matter of how we slice & dice the partitions.
  4. Geoportal: there are now 2,825 of Missouri’s most recent geo-data files in the MSDIS Portal.

4.3 Treasurer's report — Liz Cook

Income None $0.00
Expense Pilot Large Map $825.00
Ending balance   $36,021.46

Exhibit booth expenses pending, just over $1,300. Food bill for SEMO pending, $484.50. GIS Day proclamation postage expenses pending.
4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci
No report
4.5 By-laws — Joe Carter
No report. Gerike raised an issue in the by-laws with establishing a quroum for votes other than bylaw amendments.
5. Project Updates/Action Items
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development — Liz Cook
LiDAR status map sent to mailing list yesterday. Providing MSDIS with county mosaics. Some LiDAR delivery has not yet occurred. Warzinik: GIO and mid-Missouri imagery partners are finishing buy-down cost share with a MOU that can be used for sharing local data with the state. Boone Q2 LiDAR is being delivered today, point density is impressive and file sizes are triple the size from the previous flight. Also, a reminder to locals or E911 folks to please fill out the national address survey. So far, 8 to 10 counties have filled out the survey in Missouri. More to be added soon as I make personalized email blasts out to more listserv/emails and expand outreach to assessors, clerks, and commissioners.
6.2 NG911 Addressing — Steve Marsh
NEMA address standard released September 18. Will distribute soon.
6.3 Local Government — Melissa Johnson
Matt working on a draft of the survey results expected for November meeting discussion.
6.4 Education — Shannon White
Geography Awareness Week is coming up November 15-21, 2015 and has a theme of “Explore! The Power of Maps” and GIS Day is the Wednesday of that week(November 18, 2015). I would HIGHLY encourage all members to plan something (an office open house, a trip to a classroom in your area, a party, etc). If you want your company, agency, department or other type of GIS entity to proclaim GAW/GIS day and participate you too can reach out and celebrate Geography Awareness Day and GIS day. If you are looking for resources or ideas of what you can do, go to gisday.com. Some folks just bring in a cake of a globe, state shape, county shape. Others go all out. Please register whatever you do at gisday.com and send us fun pictures at mga@missouri.edu.
MGISAC and the Missouri Geographic Alliance has mailed proclamations to every county to request they declare Geography Awareness week and GIS day for 2015. We have requested a Governor’s proclamation as well. The following is the counties that have returned proclamations: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Camden, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clark, Crawford, Dade, DeKalb, Douglas, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Iron, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Mississippi, Moniteau, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Osage, Phelps, Pike, Ralls, Ray, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Ste. Genevieve, Webster, Worth.
We will continue to receive the proclamations in the mail throughout the next month. However, if you have a municipality that you would like to have proclaim GAW/GIS day this year and want a copy of the verbiage we used, please email mga@missouri.edu to request that.
6.5 Outreach — Tim Donze
Over 107 attendees at the SEMO symposium.
6.6 Marketing and Communications — Jason Warzinik
New display is done and at NSGIC. Looks really good and includes the What’s Hot presentation and submitted maps slideshow and setup is easy and quick. Up next for M&C is developing a brochure as a takeaway.
6.7 Policy and Legislation — Aaron Addison
No report
6.8 Strategic Planning — Matt Gerike
Handout of draft strategic plan. Discussion about scope of work, short- and long-term goals, indicating which committees are responsible for which goals.
6.9 Missouri GIS Conference — Mark Duewell
Site selection committee has visited all three candidate sites. Tan-Tar-A does not have any April dates. Stoney Creek is rather small. Camden on the Lake is a beautiful property but the proposed vendor area is just a large hangar-type structure. Discussion about pros and cons of each property. Motion from Gerike to select Tan-Tar-A in February 2017 as the site for the Missouri GIS Conference. Seconded by White. Motion passed unanimously.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Steve Marsh
Planning next April’s Symposium. One more planning meeting in January. Seeking presentations, please contact Marsh to forward to the program committee. Clearinghouse meeting also held recently. Duewell: Well-attended; lots of discussion about “the cloud” and data security. Great meeting. Marsh: MAGIC hosting a NG911 seminar in Edmond, OK. Free to attend but all travel costs borne by the attendee. Information on the MAGIC web site.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Tony Spicci
NSGIC conference taking place this week in Kansas City. Duewell: 35 states represented, over 100 attendees. USGS liaison roles will not be restored.
8. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports
8.1 NRCS — Liz Cook
Continuing resolution through December 11. Put $1.1M into LiDAR acquisition. DNR the only partner. Subcontracting to Dewberry for QA/QC due to absence of USGS in project.
8.2 USGS — Shelley Silch
Attending NSGIC. No report.
8.3 Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership — Diane True
No report
8.4 Missouri Mappers Association — Melissa Johnson
Board meeting on Monday. Also just finished conference site search. 2016 conference will be at the Capital Plaza hotel, August 9-12.
8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Jon Cole
No report
9. Round table Discussion
Schloss: Mental health data query portal with map functions. Similar portal for health will follow.
White: 4-H trivia night November 7 at the Knights of Columbus hall. Mid-May 2016 statewide bio-blitz.
Gerike: Attending the URISA GIS Pro conference soon.
Howell: SEMO symposium was very good. Good use of our time.
Gordon: Camden county will host a three-day class on Modelbuilder taught by Ken Wilkerson. First-come, first-served for up to 12 people. Date unknown but before December. Cost of the class will be around $600.
Cook: National Geographic article on using LiDAR to find ancient structures.
True: Planning a GIS Day (11/18) activity, have several people lined up, if you are in local government or utilities I would like to add you to the event. Gerike to respond. MSDIS to participate.
10. Next meeting: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Conservation Employees' Credit Union Auditorium, Jefferson City, MO
Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

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