For over 30 years, Geoff Zeiss devoted his life to the Geospatial industry and community across the world. It was a life focused on the utility and construction sectors, mapping underground utility infrastructure, BIM, CAD, Geospatial interoperability, machine learning, and substation design.
Zeiss spoke at events and forums all over the world. He was also recognized for his dedication and efforts. During the years 2007-2009, he received the Speaker Excellence Award at GITA. He also received one of 10 global technology awards from Oracle Corporation for “technical innovation and leadership in the use of Oracle” in 2004. Geoff was also named a Damage Professional Hero earlier this year by dp-PRO.
Sadly, Geoff passed away on September 14, 2022.
But now, Carleton University has started a research fund in honor of Geoff. The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies will use the funds raised to improve the efficiency and safety of the construction industry, through graduate student scholarships to post-doctoral fellowships to longer-term and endowed research positions.