Minutes for November 10, 2021

Minutes for November 10, 2021

  1. Call to Order – Chair

The meeting was called to order at 10:32am.

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

Dan Rose stated that there were 23 Voting Members present, and 14 non-members in attendance, and that there were enough voting 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

Wiley Howell – MOARNG – p

Colin Duewell – Economic Development- p

Tim Bixler – MDC – a

Cassie Twehus – MoDOT – p

Matt Hesser – OA Planning – a

Brandon Wolfe – SEMA – a

Jerry Prewett – DNR – a


Cooperating Members

Jason Warzinik – Boone County FPD – (proxy by Nathan Mattox) – p

Nathan Mattox – Boone County – p

Buster Schrage – City of Jefferson – p

Jennifer Bowden – Mid-MO RPC – p

Dan Rose – City of Columbia – p (then proxy by Nathan Mattox after 11am)

Indi Braden – MMRPC – a

Michael Gawedzinski – USACE – p

Katie Philbrick – NRCS – (proxy by David Nail) – p

Chris Barnett – MU Extension/CARES – p

Ming-Chih Hung – NW Missouri State – p

Brad Arshat – Sanborn – p

Derek Smith – Wilson & Co – p

Mollie Webb – Washington University – p

Steve Marsh – City of Lee’s Summit – (proxy by Colin Duewell) – p

Stacy – KC MO Water – p

Brian Maydwell – MO 911 – p

Kent Park – Woolpert – a

Melissa Johnson – Cole County, MO – p


Other Attendees

Misty Perry – Mo Dep. Of Ag

Rob Ryan – St Louis Co Board of Elections

William Hartnett – St Louis Co Board of Elections

Craig Best – US Census

Shawn Penman – MO 911

Nathan Mitchell – SEMO RPC

Josh Wilhelm –

Cassie Twehus – MoDOT

Amanda Bybee – Missouri Mappers Association

Kayla Flamm – MO Botanical Garden

Joe Eckman – ESRI

Collete Weckenborg – DNR

Richard Perkins – CPS

Chris Dunn – GeoVelo, LLC


  1. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes – Chair

The October 2021 minutes were not posted to the website prior to this meeting, will be voted upon by the voting membership at the December 2021 meeting.

  1. MGISAC Administration


  • OGI Report – Tracy Schloss

Colin Duewell- uninstalling Portal this evening, as it was not configured properly when initially installed. A proper configuration should be done in the next few weeks.

Tracy – there is a new OA commissioner, Jeff Zeller. Discussion about the NG911 proposal.

Wiley – How do we close the communication gap?

  • Brian – local psaps are the owners of the data in most cases. Boone is a bit different in that the data originates from outside the PSAP.  Communication should be happening between the local PSAPS and local government entities.  Hopefully communication is happening at the local level.  911 board within local PSAPs.
  • Wiley – Foster Communication between local GIS data owners and local PSAPS?
  • Brian – Yes, that would be a good place to start.
  • Wiley – State agency perspective – 115 different ways that the locals are handling 911 and GIS partnership. Discussion helps to understand the problem.
    • MSDIS Report – Tom Vought

Steady stream of data usage, mentioned the downtime earlier in October. Testing a new environment to display who creates data for MSDIS and the Hub site, including logos.

  • Treasurer’s Report – Tim Bixler

Nothing new to report – $23,321.12 balance

  • Membership Report – Wiley Howell

33 total members (no change); a reminder that Cassie Twehus took over for Alex at MoDOT, and Steve Kasten last I heard had taken over for Tim Donze at Surdex.

  • By-Laws Report – Colin Duewell

Update on missing vote/changes for by-laws in 2019; there will be a revote in December on the changes to ensure everything is done properly, and on record. Discussion about another change in the by-laws, which will be highlighted as well in another sending.

  1. Discussion Topics / Presentations
    • Mapping for Use in Court – Chris Dunn
  • ppt presentation of Mapping in a Court situation
  • Link to Presentation to be provided to Jennifer Bowden – Should be entered here


  1. Committee Reports

6.1 Data Development – Buster Schrage

  • Anything additional from Buster
    • Imagery Funding for next years flight
      • Tim Bixler – DNR has come up with some funding
      • Looking for another partner – $157K’ish
      • Having ability to have GIO discuss at State level
    • Emergency Management Working Group
      • In detail – Ask that Brian made
      • Thought there would be a vote?
      • Jennifer – Will need to do a roll call vote in December. Tabled today
      • Discussion further on the ask at Emergency Management working group before next MGISAC
      • Feel free to join
      • Jennifer – Local Gov with issues should reach out to Brian and Buster on potential concerns
      • Any issues with tabling? None heard

6.2 Education – Richard Perkins

  • Program alignment
    • Career Center with UMC
      • 3 levels in Career Center
        • High performing Career Center with UMC student level courses
      • Land Use – Finished.  Now doing long range planning processes
      • Implementing Geospatial tech with multiple subject areas
        • Horticulture
        • Civil
        • 3D
        • Robotics
        • etc
      • Introduced students to ESRI poster presentation competition
      • Education committee reporting
        • What does the committee want?
        • Is there anyone else that needs to be involved in the education subcommittee?
      • Students working on 3D printed maps for semester project
        • Seeking advice from members


6.3 MOGISCON’21 – Colin Duewell & Melissa Johnson

  • Nobody is really doing outreach activities. Any ideas on the kind of outreach activities that the committee should be supporting
    • What
    • Where
    • GIS Day activities
      • Please submit to committee through list-serve
    • Melissa Johnson – Survey of projects on topics of interest?
    • Jennifer – Survey might not be a bad idea to give a starting point.
    • Wiley – Outreach and regional conference – Communication and outreach to local governments
      • Need grassroots approach and engage with local individuals
    • Jennifer – Need to get back in the groove of organizing outreach activities and normalcy.

Liaison Reports

7.1 MidAmerica GIS Consortium – Steve Marsh

  • Colin did not receive anything to report

7.2 National States Geographic Information Council – Tony Spicci

  • Tony had to drop out. Not sure if he sent something out over listserv
  1. Cooperating Agency / Organization Reports (Brief by Exception)

8.1 USGS – David Nail

  • NRCS funding LiDAR project for Southwest( Bates, Vernon, Barton, Newton, and Stone)
  • Question – When will LiDAR collection be happening? Not answered

8.2 NRCS – Katie Philbrick (proxy by David Nail)


8.3 Missouri Mappers Association – Amanda Bybee


8.4 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors – Jon Cole

8.5 Census

  • Jurisdictions in Missouri – State of Missouri, Counties, Cities, and Townships
    • Appeal – Count Question program (CQR)
      • Highest Elected Official will be contacted with instructions on how they can initiated an appeal
      • Can’t receive from State unless through Governor’s Office
      • Cases start being received in January 2022
    • November 16
      • Mean population center from the 2020 Census Count released
      • To be announced. Has been in Missouri for a number of decennial Census


  1. Open Discussion
  • Rob Ryan

– ST Louis County board of election – GIS Tech position opening.  Sent to MSDIS Sticker Contest for voting in St. Louis County

– Mollie Webb

– GIS week activities

– Open Data discussion with Tom Vought

– Jennifer

– In person hybrid meeting starting in January 2022

Meeting adjourned November 10, 2021 – 11:50AM


  1. Next Meeting: December 9 , 2021 – Virtual



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