Minutes for November 10, 2022
1. Call to Order – Chair
The meeting was called to order at 9:51 am, by Tim Bixler (also by Zoom).
2. Welcome and Introductions / Roll Call / Proxies – Secretary
Misty Perry stated that there were 24 Voting Members in attendance, and that there were enough voting member attendees to have a quorum (18).
Thomas Vought – MSDIS – p
Tony Spicci – NSGIC Liaison – p
Tracy Schloss – OA ITSD GIS – p
David Nail – USGS – p
Jacque Walters – MDA – p
Jerry Prewett – DNR – p
Amelia Aubuchon – Economic Development – a
Tim Bixler – MDC – p
Wiley Howell – MOARNG – p
Colin Duewell – MoDOT – p
Matt Hesser – OA Planning – a
Brandon Wolfe – SEMA – a
Jason Warzinik – Boone County FPD – p (by proxy)
Nathan Mattox – Boone County – p (by proxy)
Dan Rose – City of Columbia – p
Buster Schrage – City of Jefferson – p
Stacey Roberts – KC MO Water – a
Steve Marsh – City of Lee’s Summit – p
Andy Wagner – City of Maryland Heights – a
Melissa Johnson – Cole County, MO – p
Richard Perkins – CPS – a
Jennifer Bowden – Mid-MO RPC – p
Brian Maydwell – MO 911 – p
Chris Barnett – MU Extension/CARES – p
Ming-Chih Hung – NW Missouri State – p (by proxy)
Brad Arshat – Sanborn – p
Jeremy Tanz – SEMO RPC – a
Indi Braden – Southeast Missouri State University – p
Steve Kasten – Surdex– p
Michael Gawedzinski – USACE – p
Katie Philbrick – NRCS – p
Mollie Webb – Washington University – p
Derek Smith – Wilson & Co – p
Other Attendees (non-voting)
Joe Eckmann – ESRI – p
Saralyn Hayes – Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)- a
Craig Best – US Census – p
Nikki Kaur – St. Louis County- a
Nate Huggins – City of Springfield – p
D. Scott Penman – NG911- p
Amanda Bybee (city of Springfield), Brent Johnson (Greene County Assessor), Matt Matheney and Morgan Holtmeyer (REJIS), Curtis Copeland, Jack King, Kayla Flamm (MoBoTT), Bill Steele, Rich Jones (Osage County)
2.1 Miscellaneous Business
Replacing Secretary: call for volunteers. Requires a vote.
MDA vacancy filled by Jacque Walters, feel free to reach out.
3. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes – Chair
Motion to approve October minutes by Melissa, Seconded by Buster.
4. MGISAC Administration
4.1 OGI Report – Tracy Schloss
GIS day is next Tuesday. There is a full time vacancy for “fire safety” with DPS in the Jefferson building. This position would report to OGI but would directly support the Fire Marshall’s office. A great opportunity to join the emergency GIS community.
Tim, Steve K., Wiley, Jen will help set up the MGISAC booth on GIS day.
4.2 MSDIS Report – Tom Vought
New imagery data delivered from Sanborn last Friday. 2.5 TB of data being copied to the cloud. Most was 44K+ geotiffs. Included “Mr.Sid” files (approximately 200 GB) and tile array polygon dataset.
Starting to prepare mosaic for map service. Unheard of size and complexity. December 1st presentation. Current status “building footprints”, maybe finished tonight or tomorrow. Confident we will have something to show off by December 1st.
Relaunched 2020 NAIP as tile imagery service. More responsive. Cost several GB of storage. MoDoT imagery not playing well with their app. Replaced default NAIP and _dynamic NAIP service (Zooms in tight and good for analysis). Will do the same (tiles) with new service and 2015 flight. Good at 1:4000 scale.
Move image server to new virtual hardware. Web server is different, not used much. 2 options:
1. prop up new ’22 windows server (exactly as it is now)
2. or let it die. (All data layers on server also)
Send comments to Tom for input about server. It’s a big changeif we just offline the server.
TB: There will be a point in time we should provide funds to MSDIS. Need to plan ahead because due dates for fiscal budgets with the state are months, if not years, in advance planning.
TV: statewide 6” data: not a lot we can cut from MSDIS to make room for that. Getting numbers together: How much we pay for space. Getting the ball rolling is a positive step in the right direction. We are working with an unprecedented amount of data. A fantastic problem to have.
Support standardized naming convention; mentioned years ago. “MO_NameOfData” Vector Data: Doesn’t break links when name remains. Magic Clearinghouse Summit: have retired servers to present vector data on AGOL.
BS: Other agencies that might frame a “statement of support” to fund MSDIS. Send to legislators.
TS: “This is our expectation, where the data needs to live.” It does not need to become an open conversation of strategy. This is traditional, for GIS data to be housed at a university. We just want to keep it going and growing. Not take suggestions to move it. We just want to continue and sustain MSDIS.
4.3 Treasurer’s Report – Chris Barnett
No changes or expenses. Work with conference committee. Registrations funding. Will work this out over the next month.
4.4 Membership Report – Wiley Howell
34 total members (MDA representation is the only change) with no vacancy. Quorum is still 18. Survey 1,2,3: Team gets notification when turned in, updates made.
4.5 By-Laws Report – Colin Duewell
5.2.2 of bylaws states that the secretary position should be elected by the entire council. Scheduled for the next meeting. Need volunteers. Open nomination, send nominations to Nathan Mattox.
5. Discussion Topics / Presentations
No presentation for November meeting.
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development – Buster Schrage
2022 flight: new series. 2023 plan. Come up with what we will name it and where it will reside on the server. Naming convention: “State_Resolution_NameOfFlight”. Seeking feedback.
TV: It is the MSDIS folder right now. Making this flight and next year’s partner flight a new dataset. DOQQ then year. Previous Flights, not Quarter Quads anymore. Good to have resolution in name because people don’t read metadata. Starting fresh with statewide directory. Title has pertinent information for this folder. A new chapter of the saga of housing and naming statewide imagery.
TB: Thank you to QC team volunteers. 45 stakeholders did QC. 47,606 tiles reviewed of 73,821. 64.5% of the imagery. We will need to elect a chair elect for next year.
MM: Looking forward to new imagery.
Q: renaming: will leaf on/leaf off be in the name?
TS: It’s always leaf off.
TV: Our flights are always leaf off. NAIP is always leaf on. Great thought/question. We can change as much of the structure as you, the users, need or want. Open to making further changes to the directory as long as the larger user base is ok.
TS: Max character space?
TV: SEMO have historically long names
TB: Matt you are welcome to attend the Data Committee meetings.
MM: Just came to mind as I was listening
6.2 Education – Richard Perkins
TB: February 23-24 Midwest GIS conference in Chicago. Not open for registration, food opportunity for education.
CB: Ed training Jan 18, 2023, Lindenwood, US. K-12 subcommittee: Mid and High school educators. Free if you can get there.
TB: Was that sent out to everyone?
CB: Yes, it was sent with agenda as a separate document.
WH: Fed is 7-8th in DC
TB: I think esri will announce UC (User Conference) next week.
6.3 Legislative – Tony Spicci
Final draft for proposed language for legislation. Representative Taylor: Monday November 21st meeting. Initial discussion of trying to move this forward.
6.4 Outreach – Dan Rose
6.5 Marketing and Communications – Chris Barnett
Between now and Thanksgiving, check email for invite.
6.6 MOGISCON’23 – Jennifer Bowden
Call for abstracts and workshop proposals are out there. Tweak forms, start advertisement period. Still have stickers for GIS day events. Working through Wild Apricot with MAGIC for registration.
Rework wording from old poster contests before next semester. Then discuss deadlines so students have time to think through.
Discussions: options for social, prices for bags. Once we get abstracts we can begin creating agenda.
6.7 NG911 – Shawn Penman/Brian Maydwell
Board GIS community: updating standards. Creating domains for attributes for huge GDB.
BM: PAQ out for ’23-’24 imageries. Reviewing now for minimum standards. Waiting to hear from OA/DPS; moving forward as best we can.
TS to SP: Does that include city names? Fire Marshal wanted to know if this was a part of NG911 standards?
TB: All counties we didn’t fly will be in ’23 at 6-inch resolution.
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MAGIC- Steve Marsh
Set location for 2024: Omaha, Nebraska: Embassy Suites. 3 blocks from 2018 location. Working out arrangements.
TB: Budget for out of state travel now.
1st planning even in January. Grant Program is active. Go to website for info and submission deadline.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council – Tony Spicci
Surprisingly quiet. Elevation derived hydros. Wording on broadband from Biden Administration. February/March Meeting in Pittsburg.
8. Cooperating Agency / Organization Reports (Brief by Exception)
8.1 USGS – David Nail
2 LIDAR projects with data published. Will send an email with locations of those projects.
8.2 NRCS – Katie Philbrick
8.3 Missouri Mappers Association –
8.4 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors –
Note: MSPS elected to forgo membership. Participated as non-members.
8.5 Census – Craig Best
2020 census: MSDIS may out on their site. Urban/Rural data available next month. Will learn more about census data and applications at the next meeting.
9. Open Discussion
City of Lee’s Summit has a GIS tech position open.
Indi: Hosting GIS day Wednesday. Will arrange a zoom link for online participants.
SEMO state campus Nov 16th. “How GIS can be applied to anything”
Send something out on the listserv. Doing well: Outreach; GIS day.
MJ: Me or Jennifer can put that on the Facebook page.
City of Columbia, in particular, is visiting schools to promote IT/GIS for career days. Dan Rose, contact for good outreach information.
TS: Register at GISday.com. You get an unlimited number of storyteller licenses and 5 AGOL licenses to give away. Free stuff from esri!
TB: Deer season start Saturday. Be Aware! Be Safe! Wear Orange! See: Mo Outdoors App: GIS based: conservation areas. (esri/js/featureclasses/services)
Mo Hunting: Permits, view, telecheck. (34 counties with CWD testing/management zones) on website and in the book.
BS: Info for lockers
TV: Buster’s math is better than mine: Down to 7K footprints (37,110)
10. Next Meeting: 10:00am at MDC Credit Union, 2915 Truman Blvd., Jefferson City, MO.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:19 am.