Dr. Geoff Zeiss
Geoff's area of special focus is locating, mapping and sharing information about underground utility infrastructure. A white paper "Reducing Damage to Underground Utility Infrastructure During Excavation" prepared by Geoff and Dr. Sakura Shinoaki was recently released by GITA. He has been an advisor to a number of underground mapping initiatives including 4M-Analytics, Singapore Digital Underground, Minnesota Underground Utility Mapping Project, and the National Underground Asset Registry in the U.K. Geoff tracks the contribution of geospatial technology to the digitalization of the construction and energy industries on his Between The Poles blog and other media. In recognition of his efforts to increase the awareness of geospatial data and technologies in construction and utilities, Geoff received the Geospatial Ambassador Award at Geospatial World Forum 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. He has actively supported open standards as a director of the Open Geospatial Consortium.