INSIGHT FOR DISTRIBUTION
Maintaining the reliability of large distribution networks with aging assets is a constant challenge. The only way to anticipate problems before they occur is by having a clear view of your network. Combining regularly refreshed 3D data with spatial intelligence software, GeoDigital Insight connects currently unconnected assets to the virtual grid, enabling smarter decisions on the health of linear assets and their environment. Keep your customers’ lights on by using GeoDigital industry solutions for distribution asset, vegetation management and design.
By creating a ‘virtual grid’, utilities can make remote decisions on the health of their assets and the threats in their environment to reduce cost, increase safety, simplify compliance and increase network reliability. GeoDigital Insight is a proprietary combination of 3D remote-sensing, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and mobile work software that digitizes business processes for inspecting poles, wires, and the environment that surrounds these linear assets. The core elements of the virtual grid are:
A precise 3D perspective of assets via regularly refreshed remotely-sensed big spatial data
Utilities can make objective decisions using predictive algorithms and intelligent recommendations engine
Location Based Mobile Software
Track all work to completion using Insight location-centric mobility sofware
GeoDigital Insight brings these three elements together into packaged solutions to optimize some of the most manual and labor intensive processes:
Bring your poles and wires into the virtual grid.
Regular asset inspection is vital to the health of infrastructure, but many asset inspection processes still rely on manual inspections. GeoDigital provides tools to virtually inspect assets using high definition imagery collected during vegetation management surveys, or traditional image-based inspection processes to create a digital library of the health of assets which can be tracked over time. Once issues are identified, GeoDigital has industry-specific location-based work management tools to effectively manage the work flow through to deploying your crew to the precise location of the asset in need of maintenance or by initiating a work request to be executed by your existing asset management system. Business processes addressed include: GIS Conflation, Asset Inventory, Joint Use, Street Lights, Defect Inspections.
Address vegetation risk before it causes an outage
Vegetation management remains one of the most manual and human-based processes for utilities today. Many utilities have turned to outsourcing to optimize their spend, but have limited visibility to effectively source, manage and audit the vegetation work completed. GeoDigital Insight is the industry’s most comprehensive vegetation management platform combining regularly refreshed 3D data, analytics and location-based work management software to bring vegetation management into the digital era. By digitizing regular vegetation-management inspections, utilities are able to efficiently manage thousands of miles of power lines and reduce human-exposure with labor-intensive field inspection methods that remain largely manual. Business processes addressed include: Vegetation Clearance, Vegetation Audit.
Survey grade digital insight into your grid.
GeoDigital is the leading North American supplier of LiDAR and imaging technology for the utilities industry, and has delivered almost as many miles as the rest of the industry combined. Our precisiontechnology captures LiDAR and high definition orthographic and oblique imagery and fuses this together to create a 3D environment. Utilities can utilize LiDAR data to perform NESC analysis as well as engineering hard clearance analysis. GeoDigital also offers services to build using high-precision PLS-CADD models. Business processes addressed include: NESC Clearance, Connectivity Model, Pole Loading Analysis.
Mobile staking solution with engineering rules.
GeoDigital’s premiere design software, Stakeout, is the industry leading, mobile application for distribution design. It gives designers more information in the field so that they can create detailed, accurate designs in a single trip by providing access to full system maps, compatible units and built-in engineering calculations. Stakeout synchronizes assigned work orders and receives up-to-date maps, compatible unit definitions and reports, all while ensuring the designs conform to utility engineering standards and rules. Once work is completed in the field, it’s automatically synchronized back to our software, so that the results are visible and accessible for reporting and integration with other business systems. Stakeout can also be used to create reports that help generate additional revenue by keeping joint use and street light billing current with new construction. Business processes addressed include: In-Field Design.