LGC Quarterly Meeting - 8/26/2020

Event Description

The Local Government Committee meets quarterly to consider issues, strategies and practices affecting local government GIS. The committee may make recommendations to the Geographic Information Coordinating Council on behalf of local government GIS users.

Meeting Highlights

The below listing are key highlights from the topics discussed at the last Local Government Committee meeting on August 26, 2020. For additional details on any of key highlights mentioned, please read the minutes found at this link.

  • The Working Group for Enhance Emergency Response (WGEER) provided an update to the group.

    • Currently they are beta testing an ArcGIS Online Hub to provide a resource to those who need or create GIS data for planning or responding to emergency events.
    • The WGEER Hub can be accessed through ArcGIS online either through your existing account or by requesting an account through CGIA. Please email Anna.Verrill@nc.gov to submit this request.
    • You can request to have access to the site either as a view only user or as a provider.
    • The WGEER is also publishing help documents for the hub on a new WGEER Teams Site. This is also intended for communication and collaboration. For those who wish to have access, you can put in the request through CGIA. Please email anna.verrill@nc.gov to submit this request.
    • The WGEER is needing content definitions. In the starter maps, on the home page of the WGEER Hub, where initial data is provided, they really need to know what the local government community needs. Think of the top 4 or 5 things you need in a map and let the WGEER know.
  • North Carolina is lagging in terms of population counts for the 2020 Census. The deadline to submit your individual household questionnaires is September 30th.

  • For the Next Generation 9-1-1 project, progress is being made with the GIS data achieving i3-readiness status across the state. Being i3-Ready means having all the required layers uploaded into GeoComm’s GIS Data Hub, there being no critical errors being reported on those layers and the ALI to Road Centerline check achieving the 98% match-rate. More information on the Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS Services webpage as well as the GIS Data Hub Status dashboard.

  • LGC Outreach

    • The LGC is scheduled to participate in the NCAUG Fall Conference on Thursday September 3rd from 4:00-5:15 pm. This will be formatted as a panel discussion amongst 4 LGC members.

    • The LGC is also looking to participate at the NCLGISA Fall Symposium on October 22nd at 2:00 pm. This again would be a panel discussion amongst LGC members and other local government GIS personnel that are involved with the GICC, LGC and the associated working groups.
    • The LGC is creating its own Teams Site for anyone in the local government GIS community to communicate and collaborate on local government GIS issues anytime throughout the year. Requests to join the LGC Teams Site can be sent to anna.verrill@nc.gov.
  • The 2020-2021 Work Plan needs to be finalized by the LGC Members in the month of September.

  • The Working Group for Seamless Parcels is going to begin meeting again on the field compliance topic. There is a desire to have more fields being consistently populated. Coordination with the CAMA vendors, Department of Revenue, NC Association of County Commissioners, and the Association of Assessing Officers will also occur.

  • Working Group for Orthoimagery and Elevation

    • The NC coastal county project is looking at a November delivery timeframe.
    • The 911 Board approved the next project for the Eastern Piedmont region. Acquisition will begin in January 2021. The local governments can participate in the buy-up program working directly with the selected vendors which should be announced in November.
    • The USDA statewide NAIP imagery is looking at a November delivery timeframe.
    • The USGS did a 2020 QL1 Lidar collection along the coast by NOAA/USGS which extends west to Johnston, Sampson, Nash, Franklin, Warren, and Robeson counties. This is looking at a May 2021 delivery.
    • NOAA also collected topobathy lidar in water along the coast which is looking to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
    • The QA/QC process should be finalized by NC DPS for the NC Contours in the last quarter of 2020.
  • For the Hydrography Working Group, Cam McNutt, the chair for the Hydrography Working Group, will speak at the next LGC meeting to present on their progress. This is one of those groups where we really need input from the local governments on what your needs are for the attributes and accuracy for the streamlines in general. DEQ is working on a product right now but be thinking about what you need because we need to make sure that local input is fed into the final product.

  • The Metadata Implementation Working Group will begin meeting again to update the metadata documentation as well as determine how to best outreach on implementing the standard throughout the state.

  • The Technical Advisory Committee has created the Infrastructure Working Group with the goal to open the lines of communication at all levels of government with water, sewer, electric, gas, communications, and stormwater utility holders to try and figure out how we can better share information and what sort of information is needed and required.

    • Developing basic lists of data that would be necessary in those six utility categories mentioned previously.
    • Developing some case studies where this sort of information has been used or would be needed for a particular use case either at the local level or at the developer level.  
    • The group will be coming back to the LGC to seek additional use case studies at the local government level.
  • The AddressNC Steering Committee is looking for local government volunteers to review and test a survey being developed which will help the group better understand how addressing data is created and maintained throughout the state.

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