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 nonprofit, utility, real estate and academia to maximize their investment in GIS through data sharing, defining needed datasets and developing data standards. He has 20+ years of experience in the fields of planning, GIS, cartography and information design having worked in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in the states of Wisconsin, Arizona, Louisiana and Minnesota. His 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. He has been a Lecturer at the Humphrey School teaching Geographic Information Systems since 2014 and Data Visualization since 2016. Avocationally, he is an artist and musician who dabbles in home renovation and landscaping.