Minutes for June 11, 2020
Call to order: 10:30am
Welcome and Introductions
Thomas Vought – MSDIS
Tony Spicci – NSGIC Liason
Tracy Schloss – OA ITSD GIS
David Nail – USGS
Colin Duewell – Econoic Development
Tim Bixler – MDC – E
Wiley Howell – MOARNG
Joe Carter – MoDOT
Alexis Gieseker – SEMA
Jason Warzinik – BCFPD
Nathan Mattox – Boone County
Dan Rose – City of Columbia
Buster Schrage – City of Jefferson
Steve Marsh – City of Lee’s Summit
And Wagner – City of Maryland Heights
Melissa Johnson – Cole County – E/P
Jennifer Bowden – Mid MO RPC
Chris Barnett – MU Extension/CARES
Ming-Chih Hung – Northwest Missouri State
Brad Arshat – Sanborn
Jeremy Tanz – SEMO RPC
Jeanne Jennings-Jimenez/Melisa Mclean – St. Louis County
Tim Donze – Surdex
Michael Gawedzinski – US ACE St. Louis
Katie Philbrick – USDA-NRCS
Mollie Webb – Washington University
Craig Best – Census Bureau
Joe Eckmann – ESRI
Brian Maydwell – MO 911 Board – E
Rob Ryan – St. Louis Board of Elections
Approval of Minutes – Motion made and seconded to approve minutes from last meeting. Motion approved unanimously.
OGI Report – Still dealing with Covid. Dealing with budget cuts and planning for how to move forward until economy bounces back. Not a good time to ask for money. Trying to see if we can use state’s Webex for conference.
MSDIS Report – New and Updated Data
– 2020 Adult Daycare Facilities (May Update)
– 2020 Hospitals (May Update – re-uploaded with corrections)
– 2020 Sales Tax Jurisdiction Boundaries (May Update)
– 2020 Long Term Care Facilities (May Update)
– 2020 Licensed Pharmacies (May Update)
– 2020 Local Public Health Agencies (May Update)
– 2020 Federally Qualified Health Centers (May Update)
– 2020 Rural Health Clinics (May Update)
– 2020 Dialysis Centers (June Update)
– 2020 Ambulatory Surgical Centers (June Update)
MSDIS General News
While we weren’t able to deploy it according to our original schedule, MSDIS has published a new story map titled Women’s Role in the Missouri Workforce. The application, which features employment data provided by the Missouri Census Data Center (MCDC), takes a look at how much of the Missouri workforce is female and was originally planned for release during Women’s History Month but was necessarily delayed when the entire world came to an abrupt halt. The application was designed by Mizzou undergrad Abby Hunt and is the first story map developed as a part of the MSDIS internship/independent study program.
Following up from last month, representatives of MSDIS and MCDC were interviewed by Mizzou Arts & Sciences about the KidsCOUNT story map. The interview has not been published yet, but questions centered around the importance of communicating data related to the COVID-19-related vulnerabilities that Missouri’s children face, how the stay-at-home order has changed workflows for MSDIS and MCDC, and how GIS can be used as a tool for information distribution.
Treasurer’s Report – No expenses. $23,849.95. New financial person was hired at MU. Start meeting audio is free. Screen sharing is $20/month.
Membership Report – Total: 36 Good standing: 29 Quorum: 18 Membership renewals on 2 year basis are going out soon. Checking mailing addresses for correctness. If you address is wrong or missing online send to Jason to update site. Letters could be emailed.
By Laws – See email for changes to bylaws concerning when elections only have one nominee per spot. This would eliminate the need for paper ballots if no extra nominees. This will go to vote at the July meeting. Discussion on by laws and mailing renewal letters. Nothing stating that letters must be mailed. Can be sent electronically.
MOGISCON’21 – Have looked at logo options. Consensus seems to be for the logo seems to be the3 Pioneering 24 star option. Also looking into video conference options. Have gathered vendor prices for other conferences and we look to be in line with other events price-wise. Once logo is finalized it will go on website and social media.
Meeting Discussion – Most of the group is going to remain virtual for the time being. Possibly continue on with phone-only mgisac meetings for a while longer.
Data Development – Got comments on EMA flyer and a contact. Wanting to make EMA listserv so people interested in group or question they can contact group directly. State Imagery being assessed. Tim Bixler contacting those who may be interested to get the contract going. 2020 NAIP acquisition has begun. Usually available the following January.
Education – Got ArcGIS for Jeff City HS geology class. Try to help parents and teacher with activities to teach. Many resources come from MDC. QGIS conference is free this year virtually. Joe has registration link.
Workshops – Still Postponed
MAGIC – Cancelled rescheduled date due to attendees cancelling. Meeting in August about moving forward. May work with Illinois and their virtual conference. Maybe work with MOGISCON.
NSGIC – GIS pandemic taskforce NSGIC participating. Looking to help provide framework for future pandemic response. Seminar June 23rd . New membership model for NSGIC.
USGS – 12 counties in review. 26 acquisition. Acquisition has ended for spring. Will resume in fall. 82 counties with QL2 Lidar.
*No other agency reports.
Open Discussion – Day 93 pandemic. Not slowing down. Anything GIS and pandemic, send to Alexis at SEMA. MoDOT going to 32 hour week. ESRI user conference is virtual and free this year. User your account # or customer # to register. Takes place July 13, 14, 15. State GIS office okay for now on budget. Hiring freeze, no layoffs so far.
Next Meeting July 9, 2020 at 10:30am. Phone-only