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.


Location: Salon F Level: Novice
Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.), Chris Claydon (Autodesk, Inc. ), Jeremiah McKnelly (Autodesk, Inc. )
The tutorial is aimed at developers and others who are interested in the business and technical aspects of developing software on a Web 2.0 open source geospatial platform. No background in web development is required. The workshop will include both business and hands-on technical aspects of developing web mapping applications. Read more.
Location: Salon A-F Level: Novice
Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)
The convergence of architectural and engineering design, location, and 3D simulation technologies is being driven by productivity and efficiency in the construction industry. But convergence will also enable governments to create a simulated urban environment that will have important implications for citizen involvement, urban planning, emergency planning, and first response. Read more.
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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