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Geoff Zeiss

Geoff Zeiss
Director of Technology, Autodesk, Inc.


Geoff is a technology evangelist at Autodesk. His particular interests are open source geospatial, Web 2.0 and its contribution to addressing the challenges facing infrastructure management, and the convergence of architectural, engineering, geospatial, and 3D simulation and its implications for egovernment.

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 Where 2.0, 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 Speaker Excellence Awards at GITA 2007 and 2008.


Location: Ballroom III Level: Novice
Haris Kurtagic (SL-King), Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)
We present an open source project (www.geoREST.org) whose objective is web-searchable open government geodata and show how governments can easily publish their geospatial data in a web-searchable format such as HTML, JSON, and KML. GeoREST is also an open API that allows developers to embed open geodata access in their applications. Read more.