KSS Agenda

August 15, 2018


1) Announcements

              - Bill Waldens passing away

- Ben Tobin hired and has started working as Karst Hydrologist at KGS. Will most likely be our main contact at KGS

- KSS had a great showing at NSS convention with

- 3 presentations (KSS, Survey 123, and ArcGIS for State Surveys) by Howard, Josh, and Sarah

- Several maps (Josh and Ben)



2) Reading of previous minutes


3) Treasurers Report

1)funds for Mailing newsletter?

2) GO to meeting renewal



4) Committee Reports

A) Data Access Report: -  Sarah Arpin

1) review request spreadsheet


B) Database Committee- Kalnitz

1) New Esri group for KSS up and running

-      5 person beta testing now

- Aim to deply to CC by end of year

- thinking about regional Coordinators instead of/ over county coordinators


C) Data Archives – Arpin

1) File for Bill Waldens Info created – Kevin Toepke, and Katie Schmid have access


D) Emergency Response committee - Keltner

1) App up and running

              - already used once since deployment


E) Membership Committee – Vanderhoff

1) Update on PR presentation – Jim Currens has most recent version

2) New members update?


F) Grant Committee - Yuellig

1) Any update on criteria?


5) Old Business:

A) Report on Survey weekend (June 3) Yuellig


B) Safeguard data/ Security- Elrond

              - No Updates



C) Arch Database Data sharing – Morris

              - No updates


D) Request from Kentucky Nature Preserves Committee

  • Will set up some time after our ArcGIS conversion to work with this group
  • Suggest face to face meeting
  • No updates



6) New Business:

A) Annual Meeting!

B) Nominations for elections open at NEXT meeting