Geoffrey Maas, AICP GISP, serves as the MetroGIS Coordinator at the Metropolitan Council. MetroGIS is an award-winning, inter-agency initiative which brings together partners in local, regional, state and federal government as well as interests in the non-profit, utility, real estate and academia to maximize their investment in GIS through data sharing, defining needed datasets, developing data standards and working on inter-jurisdictional projects. He has 25 years of professional experience in the fields of planning, GIS, cartography and information design in the private, public and non-profit sectors. His research and professional interests include information policy, information design, graphic arts and cartography. He holds a BA in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a MURP from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.