Minutes for January 12, 2023
MGISAC Meeting Minutes
January 12, 2023
Call to Order – 10:01am
Ex Officio Members
MSDIS – Thomas Vought – p
NSGIC Liaison – Tony Spicci – P
OA ITSD GIS – Tracy Schloss – p
USGS – David Nail – E
MDA – Jacque Walters – p
DNR – Jerry Prewett – P
Economic Development – Amelia AuBuchon – p
MDC – Tim Bixler – p
MOARNG – Wiley Howell – PP Nick Schulte
MoDOT – Colin duewell – PP Tim Bixler
OA Planning and Budget – Matt Hesser – A
SEMA – Brandon Wolfe – A
BCFPD – Jason Warzinik – P
Boone County – Nathan Mattox – p
City of Columbia – Dan Rose – p
City of Jefferson – Buster Schrage – p
City of KC, Water – Stacey Roberts – p
City of Lee’s Summit – Steve Marsh – p
City of Maryland Heights – Andy Wagner – A
Cole County – Melissa Johnson – p
Columbia Public Schools – Richard Perkins – A
Mid-MO RPC – Jennifer Bowden – p
MO 911 Board – Brian Maydwell – p
MU Extension/CARES – Chris Barnett – p
Northwest Missouri State – Ming-Chih Hung – p
Sanborn – Brad Arshat – p
SEMO RPC – Jeremy Tanz – A
Southeast MO State U – Indi Braden – A
Surdex – Jack King – p
US ACE St. Louis – Michael Gawedzinski – p
USDA/NRCS – Katie Philbrick – A
Washington University – Mollie Webb – P
Wilson & Co – Derek Smith – E
Woolpert – Sam Moffat – p
Chris Fiel – Datamark
Craig Best – Census
Nate Huggins – Springfield
Richard Jones – Osage GIS
Rob Ryan – Board of elections
Approval of Minutes – Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting. Motion passed unanimously.
OGI Report – Have filled the vacancies. Must have formal background check so it takes much longer than it used to. Positions are for broadband and fire marshals.
MSDIS Report – December 2022
– MO Dialysis Centers
– MO Adult Daycare
– MO Ambulatory Surgical Centers
– MO Rural Health Clinics
– MO Long Term Care Facilities
– MO Licensed Pharmacies
– MO Hospitals
– MO Local Public Health Agencies
– MO Local Public Health Agency Districts
MSDIS General News
MSDIS has accepted delivery of the 2022 MidAmerica Regional Council aerial photos and is it the process of preparing them for deployment. These photos will be added to the existing 2022 Missouri Statewide imagery mosaic in order to create a complete mosaic of the southern half of Missouri.
In addition to the 2022 MARC photos, MSDIS has also received a copy of the 2020 St Louis Imagery Consortium aerial photos. For those who are not already aware, the St Louis Imagery Consortium typically flies new aerial photos every two years. When a new set of aerials is collected, the Consortium graciously provides a copy of the previous dataset to MSDIS. These data have been copied to the MSDIS storage drive and, like the 2022 MARC imagery, are being prepped for deployment.
At this point, faithful reader, you might be wondering why so many new datasets are stuck in deployment. That’s a great question. In one of life’s great cosmic coincidences, all these new data were received at roughly the same time, which doesn’t normally happen with major imagery projects. These collections are very large, so it takes more time to copy them to our server than most of our other datasets. In addition to overlapping timelines, we spent the overwhelming majority of December remapping all our imagery service mosaics in expectation of Mizzou IT consolidating computing domains. This is not the first time we’ve had to do this and it likely won’t be the last, but it is an exceedingly time-consuming process when you maintain as many imagery services as MSDIS does. As far as we know, though, all imagery our services have been successfully remapped and should be ready for the domain changeover.
Our final bit of major news for December, MSDIS did successfully retire the MSDIS Web Server in December. Before the server was retired, our colleagues at DoIT were kind enough to relocate both the MSDIS website, the MSDIS Data Library, and the Lewis and Clark website over to the MSDIS Imagery server. Major aspects of the MSDIS website, such as the Missouri GIS Jobs page, have been recreated on the MSDIS Hub Site. At present, the only major service missing from the MSDIS ArcGIS Online account is the statewide Missouri LiDAR DEM service. This service was incredibly old and incredibly slow, so we made the command decision to let it die with the MSDIS Web Server. We understand the value that the service held, however, and are working towards developing a replacement.
No outages were reported during December 2022, however there was a brief time during the migration of both the MSDIS website and the MSDIS Data Library where both sites were unavailable.
MSDIS December 2022 Server Stats
As is so often the case with these major operations, while we managed to preserve most of the really important parts of the MSDIS Web Server, we forgot something. In this case, that something was the software that we have used every month for the five six years to process our server logs. As we look for a replacement software package, we ask for your patience and that you take our word for it that, yes, people are using the MSDIS services.
Treasurer’s Report – No expenses. $18,557.31
Membership Report – No Changes
By-Laws – No Report
Adam Thorp with Office of Broadband gave a presentation of the FCC Map Challenge. Currently the Missouri Office of Broadband is encouraging everyone to go out and check the new FCC Maps that show the state of broadband access in Missouri. A challenge period is open for anyone who is showing as served on the map but isn’t. This is only for Wired/Coper/Cable/Fiber and licensed fixed wireless. Satellite internet does not count as served. Locations are broken into two categories: Served, Underserved, and Unserved. The interactive maps color codes by category of service. Friday January 13, 2023 is the last day to challenge the map where a successful challenge at the location could count as money toward future broadband funding. Challenges will still be accepted as they help in getting locations eventually served, they just won’t come with potential money. The program goal is to get large allocations of federal dollars to assist in last-mile build out of broadband to unserved populations. The state will then take the federal dollars and redistribute them to Internet Service Providers through a grant process.
Data Development – Been working on web EOC for municipalities. Going to have webinar 1st week of March. Will put out notice. Update on imagery to come.
Education – No Report
Legislative – We have house bill filed to setup MGISAC as a codified council. HR475. Next week to work with senate. Starting with Rowden. Goal to advance through house to the senate. Current legislation asking for ne tax information. No connection between Department of Revenue and property taxes. The boundaries are very different than of other tax boundaries. Very difficult to try to map. Property taxes change constantly. SB718. It’s currently filed but hasn’t moved. Would be nice to have training on the site so we could learn how to better keep track of these things. These are filed for the current session. If it doesn’t go through this time it can be refiled but will get a new number.
Outreach – Outreach has been in contact with MGISAC leadership and will be meeting soon to go over some future plans for the committee.
Marketing and Communication – Has info on how to get into website but hasn’t been able to fully get access yet.
Conference – Working on getting our own event handling software since piggybacking off MAGIC isn’t going to work out. We are currently looking into renting or reaching out to volunteers to bring in screens and projectors for the conference classrooms to save costs. Renting from Stoney Creek will be very expensive. Call for Workshops and Abstracts are currently open and we have a few coming in. Looking for speakers still on various topics such as 911, utility applications, etc.
NG911 – Work plan is signed. Sanborn selected for the 2023-2024 6” imagery. They are doing north this year and south next year. Local government can opt to buy up. They will submit abstract for conference. This image is leaf off. Going to try to rectify to State Plane.
MAGIC – Planning meeting coming up in Branson for 2024 conference in Omaha at the MC Suites. Grant program is currently in the process of evaluating.
NSGIC – Will be attending Mid-Year meeting in February. Will be requesting travel funds which are in the discretionary budget.
*Motion to fund travel expenses for Tony going to the NSGIC mid-year meeting up to $1,000. Motion is seconded. Motion passes unanimously.
NRCS/USDA – 2022 NAIP is now available. 2024 interested in buying up from 60cm to 30cm. Must budget now to pay ahead. Cedar/Pine analysis on MSDIS.
Boone, Columbia, and MDC doing QL0 Lidar for the county. Will allow them to do a variety of things. Possibly the first QL0 for county in Missouri. Should be publicly available is size isn’t too large.
Going to have 3 spaces for interns at state. Boone is also searching for internes.
Adjourn – 11:26am