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The Legacy of Geoff Zeiss

page2image888090336Geoff Zeiss devoted over 30 years of his life to the Geospatial industry and global community. Besides focusing on utility and construction sectors, and mapping underground utility infrastructure among many other projects, he promoted awareness, innovation, and the evolution of geospatial data, technology, and underground utilities.

Geoff showed his leadership in many ways. Geoff and GoGeomatics created the SUMSF event together, where Geoff served as Conference Chair since the event’s inception. He created a thought leadership blog that now holds over 2000 articles. Between the Poles is a blog Geoff created to advocate issues of importance to the sector.

In late 2022, Geoff and I, in partnership with Carleton University, created an
endowment fund. Geoff played a major role in developing the Geoff Zeiss Urban
Infrastructure Mapping Fund, which uses the knowledge and experiences of
decades of research in innovation, sustainable urban infrastructure, and developing supporting urban information systems by Geoff. The fund will focus on creating new technologies, improving efficiency and safety, and possibly creating future scholarships, post-doctoral fellowships, and research positions.

Geoff passed away on September 14, 2022.

GoGeomatics and the Geomatics community are continuing Geoff’s work and are inviting you to take part. To continue the legacy in Geoff’s footprints, please contact me, at, if you are interested in speaking, sponsoring, hosting, or participating in SUMSF 2024.

It’s an honour and privilege to work with the community to continue Geoff’s legacy.

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With humble thanks, Jonathan Murphy

The Legacy of Geoff Zeiss