GIC Standards Work Group Meeting Minutes January 3, 1996

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Department of Ecology,300 Desmond Dr. Lacey, Wa, Room 1S-16


Joy Denkers, Ecology - Dave Steele, DNR - Scott Denkers, DNR


We reviewed the GIC Goals & Tactical Activities that came out of the last
planning session. Relied on some members original documents (and memories) from
that meeting. Talked about the existing GIC work groups -- what work groups were moving to
liason roles (Census & Georeference), what new ones will be formed, and the need
for Adhoc groups.

This was followed by an open discussion about the 10 hightest ranked GIC Tactical
Activities, and what ones seemed appropriate for the Standards Work Group to
We came up with a list of likely candidates for the group to consider working on:
- GIS Resource Directory/Systems Directory or Listings (GIC identified tasks #4)
- Contact List - who's doing what (GIC identified tasks #10)
- Promotion/Distribution of WA Geospatial Data Guidelines
- GIC Home Page - making meeting minutes and other documents available via internet
- Promotion/Display of GIC Standards work via traditional information sharing
mechanisms - conferences (NW Arc/Info Users Group, NWCAMA, IPMA's Fall Forum) and

Since few members were present at this meeting (after the holidays and federal
furlough as it were), we felt we needed to have a larger group present before
making any commitments.
Note: there was one tatical activity the GIC asked us to consider handling Task
#7 - Gathering 25 Most Asked Policy Questions. The group present felt it would
be better handled by an Adhoc Work Group of the GIC. We will review this thought
again at our next meeting.
The subject of a name change was raised again. We'll need to address this at
our next meeting.

Next Meeting:
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Febuary 7, 1996, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Department of Ecology, Headquarters.Building. An agenda will be sent prior to the meeting.
Meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.