Minutes for July 8, 2021

Minutes for July 8, 2021

  1. 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


    State Members

    Colin Duewell – Economic Development – p

    Tim Bixler – MDC – p

    Wiley Howell – MOARNG – p

    Alex Lebowitz – MoDOT – p

    Matt Hesser – OA Planning – a

    Jerry Prewett – DNR


    Cooperating Members

    Jason Warzinik – Boone County FPD – p

    Nathan Mattox – Boone County – p

    Buster Schrage – City of Jefferson – p

    Jennifer Bowden – Mid-MO RPC – p

    Dan Rose – City of Columbia – 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

    Stacey – KCMO Water

    Kent Park – Woolpert

    Michael Gawedzinski – USACE


    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

    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.

    Minutes amended 09/09/2021 by membership vote


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