October 22, 1998
TO: Washington Cadastral Framework Project (CFP) Partners
FROM: Greg Tudor, CFP Project Manager
Information Technology Division
SUBJECT: Cadastral Framework Partner Meeting and Agenda
As the new Project Manager for the Cadastral Framework Project, I want to take this opportunity to express my enthusiasm for the project and introduce myself if you have not already met me. I have been working on the Cadastral Framework Project part time since October 1997, and full time since February 1998 as the Technical Lead. My background includes a BA in physics/Russian and an MSE in land survey/photogrammetry/GIS from the University of Washington. Working in DNR's Geographic Information Section as a systems developer since 1989, I have been involved with similar projects within DNR such as the Land Records Modernization Project and Section Subdivision Automation. As a Professional Land Surveyor, I have a keen interest in land survey and land records issues. I look forward to working closely with you all. You can reach me by telephone: 360-902-1542, fax: 360-902-1790, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would also like to thank Carrie Wolfe for her solid leadership of the project through Phase 1, and hope that I will meet the leadership standards that she has set. Please do not hesitate to let me know what more that I need to do to continue meeting your expectations. Carrie and I will continue to work closely together on Framework planning and the Cadastral Framework Project.
It is time to get together again to review the status of the project and make plans for the next stages of development. There are a number of things that we need to discuss. Most recently, the 2nd Draft Partnership Agreement was sent out for legal review and feedback for the final version. We need to get comments on the Cadastral Framework Web page, map display, query, and data service. DNR will provide status information on the availability of data sets. In addition to the Framework Coordinator and Project Manager transitions, the Cadastral Framework Project is in transition to Phase 2, which is the development of a partner data integration process. We need to review the business proposals that we made for this integration process earlier and make some assignments to prototype and develop the data integration application. This time last year, we broke the meeting up into business and technical discussions. Would you like to take the same approach for this meeting? Please see the attached draft agenda and let me know if you have additional topics for discussion.
We need to start setting up future meetings. The Framework Management Group is meeting in Olympia on Tuesday, November 17, 1998, and it would probably be most convenient to meet around the same date. We have nearly a full day in the agenda, so we cannot fit our meeting into the same day. We are setting up the meeting for November 18. Please make a note in your calendar. In the future, would you like to make use of the Washington Interactive Technology video conferencing service again? There was not as much participation with the video conferencing for Internet training as had been hoped. It worked well for training, but the time lags seemed to hinder open discussion. It may be best to alternate between personal meetings and video meetings. If there are no objections, I suggest that we do a video meeting in January or February.
c: Larry Sugarbaker, GIS Manager
Carrie Wolfe, Framework Coordinator