Data Development

Data Development

To promote the development and accessibility of GIS data in Missouri


The committee’s focus is to assess the geospatial data needs in the state of Missouri, develop plans of action to meet those needs, and work to ensure that the data meets those needs. The data development subcommittee is committed to making all geospatial data discoverable and available to the general public through the State’s spatial data clearinghouse.


The Data Development subcommittee is primarily concerned with the framework data themes as defined by Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), and by the MGISAC. The federal data themes include: Orthoimagery, Elevation, Cadastral, Transportation, Hydrography, Administrative Boundaries, and Geodetic Control. The Missouri data themes include Geology, Land Cover, Soils, and Critical Infrastructure.

To encourage the development and maintenance of the geospatial data, the subcommittee will identify and support data stewards for those framework data themes and seek opportunities for partnerships to advance and sustain these efforts.

The Data Development subcommittee held its first meeting on July 8, 2008 to facilitate discussions about data development efforts and data needs. The subcommittee successfully engaged partners to acquire two-foot resolution leaf-off imagery for the eastern side of Missouri in 2007, and will acquire imagery for the remainder of the state in 2008. The 2008 flight includes buy-up options for higher resolution imagery for cities, counties, and regional planning organizations.

Team Members

Ryan Rhee (Chair) David Nail
Tim Bixler Shawn Penman
Jacob Goldman Katie Philbrick
Wiley Howell Tracy Schloss
Nathan Mattox Reid Veigut
Brian Maydwell Thomas Vought

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