Trimble Introduces New Field Staking and Design Solution for Electric Utilities

November 7, 2018 / No Comments

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the launch of Trimble® Field Designer, an innovative mobile staking and design solution that enables electric utilities to quickly design overhead and underground electric utility lines on mobile devices in the fi...

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Soil Probe Analysis

July 24, 2018 / No Comments

This July, GSI assisted a large utility with their Engineering Best Practices team. I presented a user interactive station on soil probe analysis using a soil probe. This is a cheap alternative to boring analysis that is commonly used across many utilities’ distribution service area. The em...

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Madison Gas and Electric Signs 5-Year Contract with GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc.

April 17, 2018 / No Comments

Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E) has chosen GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc. (GSI) Forester Vegetation Management Software as the foundational technology to improve and reorganize its vegetation management program. GSI Forester provides MG&E tools to manage its entire vegetation management pro...

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Digital VM Solutions: Should You Take the Leap?

March 6, 2018 / No Comments

In the March/April release of “Utility Arborist Newsline”, Meera Kulkarni and Ray Henning wrote about taking the Leap to Digital Vegetation Management Solutions. Check out the link below to see the full article. Do you have questions about GSI’s Vegetation Management Solution? E...

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GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc. Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

January 9, 2018 / No Comments

GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc. Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc.(GSI) is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). According to Lisa Livingood, GSI’s Pre...

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Trees & Utilities Conference 2017 – What Happened and What I’m Excited About

November 27, 2017 / No Comments

The collaboration between the Utility Arborist Association and Arbor Day Foundation to bring back the Trees and Utilities conference in Kansas City was a really big hit. With a 400+ final attendee count, this was clearly a conference that needed to make a comeback. I found the conference both hel...

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Women in GIS – Network. Grow. Succeed.

October 18, 2017 / No Comments

This September at Esri’s GeoConX, I had the chance to meet an extraordinary group of women working in GIS. The organization hosting the event was Women in GIS (WiGIS), an international, professional, and social organization as well as an advocacy group for women serving in a variety of geospatial...

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Vegetation Management Process Primer – Part 2

July 31, 2017 / No Comments

Introduction In an earlier blog, we discussed the basic structure of a vegetation management team and about foresters key role in an organization. The terms forester and arborist are sometimes used interchangeably. However according to Wikipedia “An arborist, or (less commonly) arboriculturist, i...

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A Rookies Guide to Vegetation Management

June 30, 2017 / 1 Comment

After forty years in the utility business, I’ve been involved with every facet of the electric utility operations from generation to transmission and even retail. What I have found is that many professionals in electric utilities do not understand what other parts of the organization do, especial...

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Integrating and Automating Network Design with Intergraph G/Technology

April 27, 2017 / No Comments

Hexagon and GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc (GSI) have been working together to bring the best solutions to our utility customers. In January Darby McKee, Director of Business Operations,  sat down with Hexagon and spoke about how the features in  Distribution Design Studio(DDS) integrates with Inter...

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