Texas Geographic Information Office Notes: May 2018 DCS GIS Solutions Group Meeting

Notes: May 2018 DCS GIS Solutions Group Meeting

Date: May 1, 2018 ● 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Welcome and Introductions

Texas Imagery Services Update - Kyle Campbell, Maurice Kholeman

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.

GPC Training Proposal - Jack O’Connell, Brad Schmerbeck

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.

Pricing Structure Discussion - Group Discussion

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.

General Discussion Topics

• Next meeting – Tuesday, May 29, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m

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