Geography 2050

Mr. Geoff Zeiss

Between the Poles

Mr. Zeiss has more than 20 years of experience in the geospatial software industry and 15 years experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries. Currently he is Principal at Between the Poles and Director at Open Geospatial Consortium. From 2013 to 2015, he was Editor for Building and Utilities at Geospatial Media and Communications, where he was responsible for identifying and tracking developments in electric power and construction with a geospatial dimension. He was Director of Utility Industry Program at Autodesk, Inc. from 2001 to 2012. Prior to his position in the Utility Industry Program, he was Director of Enterprise Software Development at Autodesk. He served as Director in companies including OSGEO (2008-2011), Geospatial Information and Technology Association (2008-2010), and VISION* Solutions (1993-1999). With rich experience in geospatial technology and software development, Mr. Zeiss put his efforts in encouraging the adoption of geospatial outside of its traditional spheres of mapping, including energy modeling and maintenance of energy in building structures. He is also an author at Environmental Counts and Energy and Building with Geospatial Media, publishing articles related to sustainable buildings and greenhouse gases reduction. As the Principal at Between the Poles, he works on constructing energy networks for large public transportation system and social infrastructure (schools and hospitals) by improving productivity and efficiency. In his career at Open Geospatial Consortium, he looked at geospatial standards related to the Smart Grid, which involves the development of geospatial service for energy-related requests and responses.