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

Notes: July 2018 DCS GIS Solutions Group Meeting

Date: July 2, 2018 ● 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: DIR Congress Conference Room, CR1, W. P. Clements Building, 13th floor

Meeting Chair: Richard Wade, TWDB/TNRIS; Ed Kelly, DIR – Co-chair

Participants: Brooks Myers, DIR; Felicia Retiz, Gayla Mullins, Ilyanna Kadich, Miguel Pavon - TWDB/TNRIS; Jeremy Nobles – TPWD; Travis Scruggs, TxDOT; Scot Friedman, GLO; Michelle Swindle, City of Carrollton (via telecon)

Welcome and Introductions

3D Building Extraction Project Presentation - Miguel Pavon

Miguel presented the process for creating 3D buildings from classified Lidar. o Though the state is 70% covered by Lidar, more than half of the Lidar datasets are classified only to ground and other. Building classification is needed for the first step in the process. o Some benefits of having 3D building data include visuals for weather disasters, flood modeling, emergency response, etc.

Spending Plan Discussion - Group Discussion

DIR has requested a plan on how we will spend the carry over savings. Savings were realized when additional participants joined the Texas Imagery Program o Google offered training at ~$19k per class (2 offered) o ~$60k left in budget. Parcels may be priority for savings. o • Group discussed other opportunities that may be a priority to carry over spending such as classification of FEMA Lidar. The remaining budget won’t likely cover enough to make a difference.

Topics for GIS SG Consideration - Group Discussion

• Next meeting – Tuesday, August 14, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m

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