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GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc.

GSI was established in 1999 by Lisa and Carl Livingood.

Yes, we are a women-owned software firm and diverse supplier certified by WBENC.

Across the country! We have offices in Pittsburgh, Austin, Houston & Spokane. We also have several remote employees throughout the country.

We serve electric and gas utilities in the United States & Canada.

Yes, we are a Gold Level Partner. We have also received the Utility Network Management Specialty and the ArcGIS System Ready Specialty.

Distribution Design Studio

DDS stands for Distribution Design Studio, which is engineering design software for large investor-owned electric and gas utilities across the US and Canada used to lay out and analyze overhead and underground power lines.

The concepts in DDS have been around for over 20 years. DDS was originally known as LD-Pro when it was developed by electric utility professionals at LineSoft Corporation. In 2002, LD-Pro was purchased by Itron and was used as the basis for creating Distribution Design Studio. In 2015, DDS became part of the GSI family of software solutions for electric and gas utilities and has since become the design and engineering software of choice for large investor-owned utilities.

DDS can be integrated with numerous brands of GIS and Work Management Systems. GSI has experience integrating DDS with Esri, Hexagon, Smallworld, Maximo, SAP, Oracle and others. These integrations are built during the implementation of DDS.

Yes, DDS supports the compatible units, parts and costs used at your company.

DDS currently supports several types of analysis, which includes finite element analysis of overhead structures (analysis of guys, anchors, crossarms, insulators & poles), conductor-to-conductor and conductor-to-ground clearances, cable pulling/pushing calculations, electrical analysis calculations (voltage drop, flicker, transformer utilization, conductor utilization and fault current) and electrical optimization for equipment and conductors.

DDS Designer

DDS Designer is the companion application to Distribution Design Studio, however there is a standalone version called GSI Designer.

  • Android/iOS devices
  • GPS/GNSS receivers that have Bluetooth connection

Yes. We integrate DDS Designer with your company’s standards and naming convention.

Yes, DDS Designers offers users technical support through videos, guides, personal chats via Microsoft Teams with our tech support and paid on-site training if requested.

Utility Design Services

We have offices in Houston, Pittsburgh, Spokane & Austin.

Yes, we can travel to project locations when requested.

Yes, we currently offer on-site and virtual training.

Yes, we also offer training on DDS and GSI Designer.

No, we also offer training to authorized utility contractors.

Our Offices

Pittsburgh, PA

Houston, TX

Spokane, WA

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