OpenDSS-GIS is a complementary program that allows users to incorporate GIS capabilities into their power system analysis tools. OpenDSS-GIS operates as a JSON server through TCP that provides GIS data and visualization to the connected clients.

OpenDSS provides a set of commands for driving OpenDSS-GIS, facilitating the interaction with the last software to integrate GIS capabilities and visualizations to the OpenDSS model. These capabilities can also be accessed through COM/DLL interfaces, making them part of customized developments using OpenDSS as simulation engine.

The available command in OpenDSS are presented in the Driving OpenDSS-GIS Section