• Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
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  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
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  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Geoff Zeiss

Geoff Zeiss
Director of Technology, Autodesk, Inc.


Geoff is a technology evangelist at Autodesk. His particular interests include streamlining the infrastructure management workflow at utilities, telecommunications firms and local government, open source geospatial and Web 2.0 and its impact on infrastructure management, and the convergence of architectural, engineering, geospatial, and 3D simulation and its implications for egovernment including citizen involvement, urban planning, emergency planning and first response. Geoff came to Autodesk from MCI VISION* Solutions where he was Director of Product Development. VISION* Solutions is credited with pioneering RDBMS-based spatial data management, CAD/GIS integration, and UML modeling in the utility, communications, and public works industries. He has more than 10 years experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries. Geoff is a frequent speaker at geospatial events around the world including OSCON, GITA (US, Australia, Japan), GeoBrazil, GeoTec, Location Intelligence, MapIndia, GIS in the Rockies, World Map Forum, Map Middle East, and MapAsia and recently received two Speaker Excellence Awards at GITA 2007.


Databases, Tutorial, Web Applications
Location: Portland 251 Level: Novice
Neal Niemiec (Autodesk, Inc), Dave McIlhagga (DM Solutions Group), Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.45, 11 ratings)
An introduction to developing location-aware Web 2.0 applications on an open source platform, including both business and hands-on technical aspects of developing web mapping applications. This is intended as an introduction to web mapping development on an open source geospatial platform for both neophytes and experienced developers. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E142 Level: Novice
Bill Maimone (Ingres), Jan Lehnardt (CouchDB), Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.), Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Industry analysts predict the open source database market to grow to $4.5 Billion by 2010. Don’t miss the boat! Come discuss the great innovations in open source database technology with representatives from leading open source databases such as Autodesk, Couch DB, Enterprise DB and Ingres. Read more.
OSCON 2008