Location: DIR Congress Conference Room, #4, W. P. Clements Building, 13th floor
Meeting Chair: Richard Wade, TWDB/TNRIS
Participants: Raj Nadkarni, TCEQ; Scot Friedman, GLO; Felicia Retiz, TWDB/TNRIS; Gayla Mullins, Ilyanna Kadich, TWDB/TNRIS; Chris Bardash – TxDOT; Jeremy Nobles, TPWD; Michele Valek, THC; Michael Kersey, DIR; Jack O'Connell, Kyle Campell, Brad Schmerbeck, Google; Jenn Sylvester, Maurice Khollman - AppGeo
Update on new flights to be added to the PI.
o Future Flights: Fort Worth, Greenville, Killeen, Senora, Waco, Waxahachie, Nuevo Laredo
Kyle will action further requests on flight information and other questions from the user community.
There was a question regarding accuracy reports (report per flight block).
o A list will be sent of what has not been moved.
Google I/O 2018 taking place next week in Mountain View - May 8-10. Google annual conference is in late July, 24th and 26th. Discounted pass/free pass for agencies to learn more about the Google cloud. o Training can be hosted at the google office or at a chosen facility. o Attendees can include people of multiple agencies. Google Cloud Start course – $25k o An elaborate instructor lead course when compared with fundamentals course. o Needs 10 attendees to start. Developing applications course – 19.8k o Technical focused o Prerequisites: GCP fundamentals, knowledge of node.js, proficient with CL tools and Linux OS ENVS. o Needs 16 attendees to start. o Contact Jack O’Connell for details. Group discussed using the programs savings towards classes, and advised that it should be within GIS scope.
Scenario to consider was sent to group. Group decision made to take the tiered model down to the flat fee of ~$6177 for local and $15,442.50 for regional agencies. Proposal is to stay at the biennium cost for state agencies, same as 2018. Group discussed the need to use a 2 year span of data to calculate estimated costs. In 2021 there will be data for 2018 and 2019 to use. o 2 years: 1 with Legislative Session on and 1 off Legislative year. March of 2020 we will use the full 2 years for new estimates. Group discussed the need to re-estimate based on the possibility of a spike in usage from an agency.
• Next meeting – Tuesday, May 29, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m