Minutes for July 8, 2021

  1. Call to Order – Chair

The meeting was called to order by the MGISAC Chair, Jennifer Bowden at ______am.

  1. Welcome and Introductions / Roll Call / Proxies – Secretary

Dan Rose stated that there were 22 members and 17 non-members in attendance, and that we had enough member attendees to have a quorum (17+).

Ex-Officio Members

Thomas Vought – MSDIS – p

Tony Spicci – NSGIC Liaison – p

Tracy Schloss – OA ITSD GIS – p

David Nail – USGS – p

Jennifer Bowden – Mid-MO RPC – p

Dan Rose – City of Columbia – p

State Members

Colin Duewell – Economic Development – p

Tim Bixler – MDC – p

Wiley Howell – MOARNG – p

Alex Lebowitz – MoDOT – p

Matt Hesser – OA Planning – a

Cooperating Members

Jason Warzinik – Boone County FPD – p

Nathan Mattox – Boone County – p

Buster Schrage – City of Jefferson – p

Steve Marsh – KC MO Water (Stacey, proxy)-   p

Melissa Johnson – Cole County (Buster Schrage, proxy) – p

Richard Perkins – Columbia Public Schools – p

Brian Maydwell – MO 911 – p

Chris Barnett – MU Extension/CARES – p

Ming-Chih Hung – NW Missouri State – p

Brad Arshat – Sanborn – a

Tim Donze – Surdex – p

Derek Smith – Wilson & Co – p

Mollie Webb – Washington University (Bill Winston, proxy) – p

Other Attendees

Joe Eckmann – ESRI

Misty Perry – Mo Dep. Of Ag

Sara McDale – NGA

Craig Best – US Census

Jacob Millam

Kayla Flamm – MO Botanical Gardens

Jack King

Cassie Twehus – MoDOT

William Hartnett – St Louis Co Board of Elections

Andy Wagner – City of Maryland Heights

Jon – Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors

Rob Ryan – St Louis Co Board of Elections

Erin Richmond – ESRI

Jerry Prewett – DNR

Stacey – KCMO Water

Kent Park – Woolpert

Michael Gawedzinski – USACE

  1. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes – Chair

Motion to approve by Chris Barnett, second by Nathan Mattox, minutes approved by the membership.


  1. MGISAC Administration


  • OGI Report – Tracy Schloss

The ESRI Master Purchasing Contract has been renewed *usually done in August; anyone relying on the agreement should be able to continue to operate as normal. Many people use this for their purchases – roughly $2M in expenses are done annually using that contract.

The OGI position posting has been approved;

  • MSDIS Report – Tom Vought

Revamped some old pages on the website – strong traffic across all three servers (traffic was up some); usual health-related updates and new Federally-qualified health centers. Also new Dept of Conservation lands data.

  • Treasurer’s Report – Tim Donze

A lot of activity, but it’s hard to tell which have cleared and which have not; expenses for various conference awards, NSGIC membership payment, etc. Reporting that we are at our old balance of $22,730.55. Seven of eight spots for 2021 MOGISCON sponsorship have been filled, looking for an 8th.

  • Membership Report – Wiley Howell

About half the membership should have received their renewal letters; if anyone has not, contact Wiley; current membership is 33, a reduction from 37 due to some non-active members being dropped; puts the quorum at 17 for future meetings.

  • By-Laws Report – Colin Duewell

No proposals for changes; by-laws are not posted online, work to be done to get them finalized/updated.

  1. Discussion Topics / Presentations


  • ArcGIS Monitor – Erin Richmond, ESRI



  1. Committee Reports

6.1 Data Development – Buster Schrage

Working with partners to extend data availability for emergency purposes; Data Dev Committee met Tuesday – discussed imagery outreach, partnering with a State imagery program; Tracy Schloss: NSGIC has a list of ‘official use only’ emergency contacts, Tracy has been updating the list for MO folks.

6.2 Education – Richard Perkins

Anyone who would like to join the Education Committee can contact Richard; next semester, CPS is looking at ArcGIS Indoors with the Columbia Fire Dept and students. Working on sustainability/nighttime aerial imagery/light pollution; looking at the NASA Black Marble program.

6.3 MOGISCON’21 – Colin Duewell & Melissa Johnson

Registrations are up to 174 attendees so far, and 40 registrations for the end-of-conference social. Sponsors – 7 of 8 now.

  1. Liaison Reports

7.1 MidAmerica GIS Consortium – Steve Marsh (Tony Spicci)

No update

7.2 National States Geographic Information Council – Tony Spicci

The NSGIC Annual Conference is hybrid, and is in September; Tony to attend. The GMA has been completed for Missouri; the GMA book will be published when all is compiled.

  1. Cooperating Agency / Organization Reports (Brief by Exception)

8.1 USGS – David Nail

No update

8.2 NRCS – Katie Philbrick

Not in attendance

8.3 Missouri Mappers Association – Amanda Bybee

Not in attendance

8.4 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors – Jon Cole

Some Legislative items are in the works/on hold; Annual Conference is in October.

  1. Open Discussion

Jennifer Bowden: ESRI UC is next week M-T-W; Remember to sign up for the MOGISCON;

Joe Eckman: UC Plenary sneak-peek looks fantastic; encourages everyone to register and attend – it is free; most or all sessions will be recorded to access later (for 30 days);


There will be no meeting in March, due to the MOGISCON; future meetings will potentially be hybrid online and in-person. Next meeting is September.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:46am, moved by Tim Donze.


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