Location: DIR Conference Room #4, W. P. Clements Building, 13th floor
Meeting Chair: Richard Wade, TWDB/TNRIS – Chair
Participants: Raj Nadkarni, Felicia Retiz, Gayla Mullins, Travis Scruggs, Richard Wade, Stephanie Long, Scot Friedman
Other Attendees: Michele Mosher, Capgemini
DIR: Jennifer Neutzler
Introduce attendees and announce agenda as being the Charter Review
Two months ago the tiers for the costs was announced to all the participants in the Texas (Google) imagery service. In June, everyone’s usage was computed and an annual average was formulated. This annual average was used to determine what everyone would be contributing and then put in a letter to the agencies with an action on what their participation would be. They have received some responses for customers who want to participate for sure some that are still deciding and some that are not ready to participate.
Four state agencies that funded the pilot are firm to participate and did not reject the Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR). There are seven state agencies that did not receive an LAR and TWDB is writing a letter to request continued participation and inform them of the upcoming balance due in order to meet the participation budget goal.
The TWDB contribution will be raised to the highest amount.
On another quest to have authoritative data for each agency, if an agency has it the committee wants to know. Would there be anyone at this group will to possibly head this up? No more than five to seven members to do the research. The sub-committee responsibilities will start with a survey to state agencies requesting information regarding current data collection and maintenance practices. It shouldn’t be limited to this group but should be members outside of this group. A strategic layout of the subcommittee will be worked out over the next few weeks.
TXDOT High Res Lidar equipment is under initial talks for implementation on statewide vehicles for state owned right of way. Very early stages with debates on how much the cost would be for the vendor versus acquiring the hardware to do it themselves. There are a lot options on the vendor side to do this which is why the Lidar data is interesting to this group.
Would be useful for other agencies as well. Could there be some cost sharing involved with other agencies that could use Lidar data. There will be a pilot project to start.
|Richard Wade, Travis Scruggs, Felicia Retiz||Develop a strategic layout for the authoritative subcommittee|
|Richard Wade, Felicia Retiz, Travis Scrugs||Identify subcommittee members|
|Travis Scruggs, Joey Thomas (TNRIS)||Identify agencies interested in Hi-Res Lidar|