Ewing Launches New SDL Sites Municipal Website

SOMERSET, NJ – June 19, 2019 – Ewing Township, of Mercer County, recently launched their new municipal website, developed and hosted by SDL. Ewing was the first of SDL’s 130+ New Jersey municipal clients to take advantage of our dynamic town website services, which are included with all software Enterprise Licenses.

By activating SDL Sites for your municipality, your site will seamlessly integrate with the SDL Portal, giving citizens the tools they need to submit requests, renew licenses and access data, without ever leaving your website. The information submitted to the integrated Portal syncs in real-time to SDL Desktop and SDL Mobile, giving all municipal employees the information they need as soon as it is available.

If you are currently an SDL Enterprise License client, your SDL Site website is already created! You just need to activate it. For more information on how to access your SDL Site, please click here.

Roseland Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – June 12, 2019 – The Borough of Roseland, of Essex County, has recently decided to upgrade to the SDL Enterprise License. With the Enterprise License, Roseland will have access to SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen, in addition to their current use of the SDL Desktop software.

With SDL Mobile, inspectors have the ability to start, update and complete inspections from in the field, while syncing all data in real-time to the SDL Desktop. SDL Portal provides borough administrators, employees and citizens instant and easy access to borough data, maps and requests. SDL Citizen provides public users with the ability to submit requests and search data, all from the convenience of their smartphones or tablets.

Roseland has been using the SDL software since 2004, and will continue the their use within the Building department. We are thrilled to continue working with Roseland and are looking forward to assisting them with this expansion of their software.

Mount Olive Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – June 11, 2019 –  Mount Olive Township, of Morris County, has recently chosen the SDL Enterprise License for use within their municipality.  With the Enterprise License, Mount Olive will have the ability to access and utilize all platforms of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the SDL Citizen app.

Mount Olive will be implementing the SDL  Software within their Building and Fire Prevention departments. We are very happy to begin working with Mount Olive, and we look forward to assisting with the launch of their software.

Roselle Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – June 10, 2019 –  The Borough of Roselle, of Union County, has recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipality.  With the Enterprise License, Roselle will have access to all platforms of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the SDL Citizen app.

Roselle will be launching the SDL software in their Code Enforcement Office and Department of Public Works. We are very happy to have Roselle as a new client, and we look forward to working with them in the future and assisting with the implementation of their software.

Branchburg Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – May 20, 2019 –  The Township of Branchburg, of Somerset County, has recently chosen the SDL Enterprise License for use within several departments throughout their municipal offices.  With the Enterprise License, Branchburg will have the ability to access and utilize all platforms of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the SDL Citizen app.

At this time, Branchburg will be deploying the software throughout their Building, Land Use, Clerk, Pet Licensing, Engineering and Fire Prevention departments. We are very thrilled to have Branchburg as a new client, and we look forward to working with them in the future and assisting with the launch of their software.

New SDL Town Maps Update

We are proud to launch a brand new and completely redesigned Town Map next week. The new map will be rolled out in phases and will serve as the core for all future development. When deployed, it will take the place of your existing portal map, but will also be available to embed on your town website.

We are automatically upgrading the maps later next week, but if you want to try them out now, you can navigate to the your town’s portal map and append “?v=mb” to the url in the browser. Example: Cherry Hill Township.


Benefits:

  • Single map for Web, Mobile, Desktop (later this year) and embedded in Town websites
  • Easy to embed in your website or automatically added in SDL Sites
  • Property and Building layers connected to all your municipal data
  • New Search to include both tax properties and our new unit data for comprehensive town wide address management
  • Fast, modern 2D/3D map display powered by Mapbox
  • Includes easy links for Google Maps and Google Streetview
  • Mobile friendly – fast maps and responsive layout

Map Layers:

  • Base Maps – Streets, Satellite, Terrain, Properties, Buildings
  • Town Maps (later this year) – Parks, Voting Districts, Wards, Recycling Routes, Complaints, Road Closings, Town POIs and anything in SDL Desktop that can be tied to a property. More information in a future release.
  • Custom ArcGIS Online Maps – any map you can imagine!
  • State/Federal Maps – NJ State aerials, DEP, FEMA, state layers are easily accessible and much faster than in previous versions
  • Assessor Tax Map Sheets – if you have enabled Tax Sheets in Desktop, they will automatically be available in the map

Sample Screens

SDL Mobile and Web

New Jersey Municipal Management Association 2019 Spring Conference

SOMERSET, NJ – May 8, 2019 – Spatial Data Logic will be in Red Bank next week, exhibiting at this year’s New Jersey Municipal Management Association Annual Spring Conference.

Stop by Booth 2 next week to learn about the exciting new features coming soon for SDL.

The 2019 Spring Conference will be on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank and will feature Keynote Speaker, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver.

For more information please visit the NJMMA Website, or find the conference agenda here.

ICC and SDL Partnership to Integrate Codes

The International Code Council and Spatial Data Logic are making it even easier for Building Officials, Code Officials, Subcode Inspectors and Technical Assistants to easily access code data right when they need it. SDL software users will soon be able to instantly search for and insert code data while completing their plan reviews, violations, failed inspection notices and other documents.

The Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. The International Codes, developed by the Code Council, are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world.

SDL Online Plan Review – ICC Statute lookup sidebar

Coming soon, all SDL Software will be completely integrated with the current ICC regulatory codes. Software users will merely need to search for and select the specific ICC codes, such as:

  • 2015 New Jersey Fire Code
  • 2018 New Jersey Residential Code
  • 2018 New Jersey Building Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

This feature will be active on all platforms of the SDL Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile and SDL Portal. The ICC codes will also be integrated into SDL’s new Online Plan Review. This functionality will eliminate the need for users to manually lookup and paste specific codes into their documents from an external source. SDL will also be expanding this relationship with the other ICC subsidiaries and future codes as well.

“New Jersey is an important state for ICC. We are very excited to work with Spatial Data Logic to make codes available to our members where they want them, when they want them on any device.”

-John Belcik, International Code Council COO/CFO
SDL Mobile – Statute Selection view

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the ICC in this ground-breaking concept of integrated codes and looking forward to expanding this relationship to the entire ICC family.”

-Jack Flood, Spatial Data Logic Vice President

Currently, SDL is the first and only Software provider working directly with the ICC to incorporate codes data into the software in this way. We are excited to be able to work with the ICC in this capacity and look to have all ICC codes fully integrated into SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile and SDL Portal very soon.

2019 Municipal Innovation Summit

SOMERSET, NJ – April 29, 2019 – Spatial Data Logic will be attending this year’s Municipal Innovation Summit, hosted by The Rothman Institute for Innovation and presented by Government Strategy Group.

The session is taking place on Saturday, May 11 at Fairleigh Dickinson University from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Session topics will include drones, smart cities, 5G mobile communication, technology apps in the cloud, keys to goal setting and strategic planning, constituent communication techniques and safe and complete streets.

If you have not done so already, there is still time left to register for the Summit!

Register now for the Municipal Innovation Summit!

More information regarding the summit can be found on the Government Strategy Group website.

Pet Licensing Update

SDL recently released an update aimed to streamline the Pet Licensing Request process for both municipal staff and citizens. Among other things, users will find a complete redesign of the Pet License Web Request user interface.


The updated user interface allows for all important license information to be shown and edited on the initial page of the application.

Search for Pets

  • Search for existing pets during Pet Licensing Renewal Requests
  • Easily update pet details
  • Deactivate pets when a license is no longer needed
  • Municipal administrators can choose which functions are active for public users
Pets can be searched for using License Number and License Year OR using Pet Name and Address

Pet Licensing Payments

  • Allow residents to pay for their pet license while submitting the Pet License Request
  • Secure third party payment site allows for easy credit card transactions
Clicking “OK” will bring users to the payment site. Upon completion of payment, the user will receive a confirmation of their submitted application.

Home Page Renewal Reminder

  • Remind citizens that their pet license renewal deadline is approaching
  • Provided link brings users directly to the Pet License Request and generates all pet details
  • Reminder appears on home page every time a citizen logs into their SDL Portal account
The link in the reminder will bring users to the application renewal page.

Custom Renewal Email from SDL Desktop

  • Edit the text and image content for all Pet Renewal Emails
  • Add custom attachments
  • Set emails to automatically generate recipient name, pet name or address
  • Change or update at any time
Options include the ability to add a field for the recipient’s name, pet information and address.