A Geographic Information System (GIS) is critical to any utility’s business. A successful GIS will store and map a vast amount of information about the utility’s electric, gas, and water systems, as well as outside plants. It can be a simple cloud-based solution or a multi-faceted solution combining software pieces from several vendors. At either end of the spectrum, our goal is to provide a current-state assessment, implementation strategy, conduct vendor interviews, and offer final recommendations that align with these objectives and your organization size.

For maximum value, your GIS should become an integrated application at the utility. Many business processes or systems are impacted by and dependent upon a reliable GIS, including field design or staking, outage management systems (OMS), outage management prediction, line personnel maps, system planning, electric system modeling, inventory systems, asset accounting, and others.

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PSE offers the following GIS-related services:

  • Assessment of existing GIS deployments using PSE’s GIS Maturity Model
  • GIS procurement and conversion services for electric, gas, and/or water utilities
  • GIS maintenance services, including map and data updates
  • Production of in-house or external web mapping applications
  • Mobile GIS applications
  • Integration of GIS with CIS, OMS, AVL, WMS, etc.
  • Telecommunication analysis and fiber mapping
  • Integration with PSE’s Utility Operations Dashboard
  • Training of utility staff for proficient use of the GIS and GIS-related tools such as software, web mapping applications, and GPS

PSE’s GIS analysts have 30 years of combined knowledge and can assist your utility in finding that right software fit to begin the GIS map modernization process.

Our GIS Procurement Experts

Logan Suhr

Senior GIS Analyst

Jim Weikert

Vice President of Utility
Automation & Communications

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