Geoff Maas is 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 20+ years of experience in the fields of planning, GIS, cartography and information design having worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors in the states of Wisconsin, Arizona, Louisiana and Minnesota. His research and professional interests include urban history, information policy, information design, graphic arts and cartography. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.