Minutes for May 11, 2017

Minutes for May 11, 2017

Date: May 11, 2017

Location: MDC Credit Union, Jefferson City, MO

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Agenda 1. Call to Order Meeting called to order at 9:33 a.m.


  1. Welcome and Introductions
Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Tim Haithcoat – present
USGS David Nail— absent
OA ITSD GIS Tracy Schloss—  excused
SEMA Debbie Briedwell— telephone
MoDOT Joe Carter—  present
OA ITSD Economic Development Colin Duewell—  present
OA Budget and Planning Matt Hesser—  telephone
Missouri National Guard Wiley Howell— excused, Nick Young – present
OA-ITSD Health and Senior Services Andy Hunter – absent
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci, Past-chair—  present, proxy for Marsh
OA-ITSD Revenue Jason Hinson – telephone
Missouri Dep’t of Natural Resources Michael Weller—  telephone
Washington University in St. Louis Aaron Addison— excused
Sanborn Mapping Brad Arshat—  telephone
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—  present
Wilson & Co. Eric Cenovich—  telephone
USDA-NRCS Marty Comstock—  telephone
Surdex Tim Donze, Treasurer—  present
US ACE St. Louis Michael Gawedzinski— telephone
City of Columbia Matt Gerike—  excused
Camden County Jennifer Gordon—  present
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung—  telephone
Cole County Melissa Johnson, Chair—  excused
City of Lee Summit Steve Marsh—  excused
Woolpert, Inc. Kent Park—  telephone
City of Jefferson Buster Schrage—  excused, Jill Ryan proxy
MoRAP Diane True— absent
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—  excused
Boone County Jason Warzinik—  present, proxy for Gerike, White, Johnson, Mark Duewell
MU Extension

St. Charles County


Shannon White—  excused

Mark Duewell – excused

Jon Cole – absent

Other Attendees
Esri Joe Eckmann – telephone

St. Louis County



Les Bevin – telephone

Melisa McLean – absent

Craig Best – absent

  1. Approval of Minutes: April minutes available on the web site.



  1. MGISAC Administration

4.1 Missouri OGI Report — Tracy Schloss

  • Imagery contract available mid-May
  • Continued discussion about ESRI services
  • World Wide Technologies contract was reviewed and they will once again be selling ESRI desktop basic software and extensions
  • State initiative to procure parcel data centrally within State for State applications, MoDOT and MDC (others) are acquiring parcel data from counties independently
    • Hoping to consolidate the procurement process for all State agencies


4.2 MSDIS report — Tim Haithcoat

  • Four page MSDIS brief sent to State asking to not cut MSDIS funding
    • Tim met with Div. of Budget and Planning, provided MSDIS history and asked about funding mechanism
    • Budget and Planning passed to CIO who contacted Tracy, Tim and others to collect information
    • Tim and Tracy met with CIO in person
    • CIO arranged for a phone meeting with commissioner of Budget and Planning including Tim and Tracy
      • Commissioner ask for the resulting MSDIS brief with promising results
    • Still interested in a grass roots outreach to President Choi



Spicci made a motion suggesting our chair write a letter of support of MSDIS and share the importance of keeping MSDIS funding intact as well as giving some guidance with our preferences for MSDIS structure within the University. – Seconded by Carter – Motion passes.



4.3 Treasurer’s report — Tim Donze

  • Income from conference $4,640.07
  • DreamHost account $119.40


Previous balance   $31,334.88
Income $4,640.07
Expense $   119.40  
Ending balance   $35,855.55


4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci

  • Discussion of Hwy Patrol’s participation / membership / representative
    • Holding on membership request for further research
    • Discussion on new members vetting period


4.5 By-laws — Joe Carter

  • No report


  1. Project Updates/Action Items

5.1 Voting for Council Positions

  • Still in need of a Chair-elect nominee. Tim Donze and Colin Duewell were nominated.  Colin Duewell elected.
  • Treasurer nominees: Tim Donze & Eric Cenovich. Tim Donze elected.
  • Secretary: Buster Schrage, uncontested, elected.

5.2 Budget and Vision for next two years

  • Discussion about our future as a Council, the idea of having the Council pursuing official governance and how that might change the group. Additional input in of interest.

 5.3 Timing of our meetings

  • Discussion of moving time or date.


  1. Committee Reports

6.1 Data Development — Jason Warzinik

  • Draft of the Mo Address Database that Jason will share soon
    • Check out the data schema and history of Missouri One
    • Will go live soon
    • Share on MSDIS
  • Haithcoat: GRC is prototyping some derivative products from LiDAR; slopes, contours, etc.
  • UAS whitepaper group has met recently. Whitepaper will be geared toward the first time user.  Drafting in the next month or two.


6.2 Education — Shannon White

  • No Report


  • Emergency Preparedness — Debbie Briedwell
  • No report


6.4 Local Government — Melissa Johnson

  • Warzinik: Recent meeting, details to be provided when Melissa returns


6.5 Marketing and Communications — Jason Warzinik

  • No report


6.6 Missouri GIS Conference — Steve Marsh and Melissa Johnson, Warzinik

  • Site selection RFP is in place
  • Sites search in KC and STL
  • Question about the dates of the conference, possibly same week as MAGIC in the off years…Mid to late April
  • Think about the conference format / schedule


6.7 Outreach — Tim Haithcoat, Tim Donze

  • We are currently supporting the St. Louis Regional Workshop on May 25th
    • The workshop registration is currently full
  • Colin suggested charging for lunches at future workshops


6.8 Policy and Legislation — Group

  • No report


6.9 Service Recognition — Tim Donze

  • No report


6.10 Strategic Planning — Matt Gerike

  • No report


  1. Liaison Reports

7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Steve Marsh

  • Management services RFP went out with no responses
    • Proceeding with new model of self-management
    • Using Wild Apricot membership software will be instrumental in this transition
  • Planning meeting in Omaha in a couple weeks
  • Registrations will open early for attendees and vendors
  • Looking for volunteers
  • All members please re-register in their new website


7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Tony Spicci

  • Moving to a governance model with an Executive Director
  • Moving away from Springfield Management Group


  1. Cooperating Agency/Organization Reports

8.1 NRCS — Marty Comstock

  • No report


8.2 USGS — David Nail

  • No Report


8.3 Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership — Diane True

  • No report


8.4 Missouri Mappers Association — Melissa Johnson

  • Registration open for conference in August


8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Jon Cole

  • No report


  1. Round table Discussion
  • Colin: Economic Development helping with flood efforts. Looking for areas of repeated flooding for future mitigation
  • Stan: SEMOgis.com has swipe tool of tornado
  • Stan: County looking for soils map
  • Carter: MoDOT has been sending flooded road info to Debbie at SEMA
  • Carter: MoDOT data zone won a state innovation award
  • Tracy: Quarterly ITAB meeting and information exchange. Esri will demo insights on May 31st at Truman building 8:30-12:00.
  • Tracy: Debbie and Alexis have been working hard during the flooding
  • Tim H: Mo hosting the MAGIC clearinghouse event the week of Aug 28th in Columbia
  • Tony: GIS group at MDC is rolling out several new Apps: hunt/fish/etc
  • Jason: Boone County getting into small UAS. A group has been assembled.  Training being scheduled.  Working with legal.  Looking for advice & experiences from other users.
  • Tony: MDC has drafted UAS use policy and presented to management. Final draft expected end of the month.  Using external legal services to review.


  1. Next meeting: Thursday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 a.m., Boone County Emergency Operations Center, Columbia, MO


Meeting adjourned at 12:20a.m.

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