Minutes for March 8, 2018

Minutes for March 8, 2018

Date: March 8, 2018

Location: MDC Credit Union Conference Room, Jefferson City, MO

Time: 9:30 a.m.




  1. Call to Order Meeting called to order at 9:30 a.m.


  1. Welcome and Introductions
Missouri Spatial Data Information Service Tom Vought – present
USGS David Nail – telephone
OA ITSD GIS Tracy Schloss –  present
SEMA Konrad Hughes – absent
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 Sruti Banerjee – telephone
Department of Conservation Tony Spicci – present
OA-ITSD Revenue Jason Hinson – telephone
Missouri Dep’t of Natural Resources Michael Weller—  excused
MSHP Jeff Herzer – absent
Washington University in St. Louis Mollie Webb – telephone
Sanborn Mapping Brad Arshat—  telephone
SEMO RPC Stan Balsman—  excused
Wilson & Co. Eric Cenovich—  present
USDA-NRCS Marty Comstock —  excused
USDA-NRCS Debra Boshert – telephone
Surdex Tim Donze, Treasurer—  excused
City of Columbia Taylor Bowen – absent
Camden County Jennifer Bowden —  present
Northwest Missouri State University Ming-Chih Hung —  telephone
Cole County Melissa Johnson —  present
City of Lee Summit Steve Marsh—  present
Woolpert, Inc. Kent Park— absent
City of Jefferson Buster Schrage—  present
MoRAP Diane True— telephone
City of Maryland Heights Andy Wagner—  telephone
Boone County Jason Warzinik, Chair— excused


US ACE St. Louis

Schneider Corporation

Chris Barnett —  present

Jon Cole – absent

Michael Gawedzinski – present

Stacey Priest – telephone


Other Attendees

Esri Michael Crawford – telephone

St. Louis County

St. Louis County



Les Bevin – telephone

Melisa McLean – telephone

Jeanne Jennings-Jimenez – telephone

Craig Best – telephone

Jason Smith – present

Governor’s Office

Missouri State Library

Columbia Public Schools


Jordan Duecker – present

Terry Blauvelt – telephone

Laura Estabrooks – present

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



  1. MGISAC Administration

4.1 Missouri OGI Report — Tracy Schloss

  • Tom and Tracy have been in conversations about the importance of the Imagery REST services maintained by MSDIS
  • MODNR and MODOT are heavy users of the MSDIS Imagery Services
  • SHI will replace WWT as a software/hardware prime vendor and is not a re-seller of ESRI software. Moving forward the state will have to go out for 3 bids to purchase a single use license.
  • Continue to have discussions with a vendor to purchase parcels for the State of Missouri
    1. 4.2 MSDIS Report
    • 7 new data layers were added to the MSDIS servers for download
    • LiDAR mosaics have been completed for county’s that have LiDAR data
    • January’s outage was related to the server virtualization transition
    • Looking to create an FTP process for the new environment
    • Tom has received the green light to begin developing GIS workshops to interested parties

    4.3 Treasurer’s report – Tim Donze 

    Encumbered Expense:  Recognition Plaques $144.98

    Previous balance $30,921.97
    Income $  0.00
    Paid Expense: $144.98
    Ending balance $30,776.99


    4.4 Membership report — Tony Spicci

    • No Report

    4.5 By-laws — Joe Carter

    • Will be updating the by-laws to the strategic plan updates
    1. Project Updates/Action Items

    5.1 Census 2020- Jordan Duecker – Gave an update on the upcoming 2020 Missouri Census, Jordan stressed the importance of the data being collected

    5.2 Nominations

    • Opened the floor for office nominations

    5.3 Conference Committee meeting to follow MGISAC

    1. Committee Reports

    6.1 Data Development — Jason Warzinik

    • LiDAR update – the remaining LiDAR data is to be ready March 2019 or sooner as it passes QA and delivered by USGS.
    • 3DEP survey will be starting soon. Parties interested in taking the survey should email David Nail dnail@usgs.gov by March 31.
    • David is taking on the role as the state champion and will rely on MGISAC to identify additional survey takers
    • NG911 – FirstNet hopes to strengthen rural offerings, an MGISAC rep will be on hand at the SEIC meeting in Cole County on March 28.

    6.2 Education — Joe Carter & Chris Barnett

    • Monarch Butterfly study was discussed
      • Emergency Preparedness — Unfilled Chair
    • No Report
      • Local Government — Melissa Johnson
    • No Report
      • Marketing and Communications — Jason Warzinik
    • Jason plans to increase updates on the Social Media accounts
      • Missouri GIS Conference — Melissa Johnson and Jason Warzinik
    • Meeting after the meeting to prepare for the 2019 Conference
      • Outreach — Tim Donze
        • A conference call will be held in the coming weeks to discuss the 2018 events

    6.8 Policy and Legislation — Tony Spicci

    • GDA is continuing to move forward

    6.9 Service Recognition — Tim Donze

    • No Report

    6.10 Strategic Planning — Unfilled

    • No Report
    1. Liaison Reports

    7.1 MAGIC Consortium — Steve Marsh

    • 2019 Conference Registration is Open

    7.2 National States Geographic Information Council — Tony Spicci

    • USGS would like to conduct LiDAR across the nation but they do not have the funds to do so
    • NAIP program could potentially end due to lack of funding
    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

    • Training Offering: IAAO (International Association of Assessing Officers) 601 class- Cadastral Mapping Methods training being offered: Link

    8.5 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors — Jon Cole

    • No Report
    1. Round table Discussion
    • Matt Hesser – Thanked Joe and MODOT for the information he provided to support the 2020 Census Bureau; LUCA: Missing streets will cause problems for addressing in the upcoming census
    • Tracy Schloss – A house bill working its way through the governmental channels could potentially require Department of Revenue to map all the existing tax districts in the state; the State of Missouri awarded a mobility contract to ease the purchasing requirement for mobile application development
    • Wiley Howell – Lincoln University is in search of a GIS instructor
    • Joe Carter – Heading to Arkansas to the GIST Conference to present on a topic
    • Melissa Johnson – Jason and Jennifer will be at the SEIC Region F meeting to present on addressing alternatives


    1. Next meeting: April 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m., MDC Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center Conference Room, Columbia, MO


    Meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.



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