SDL Hosts Round Table

SOMERSET, NJ – April 12, 2016 – Spatial Data Logic recently hosted a round table at their in-house training facility in Somerset. This round table was comprised of a select number of current SDL Software users from various towns throughout New Jersey. During this round table session, SDL Software users and SDL staff members discussed specific features of SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile and SDL Portal. Attendees were given the opportunity to ask specific questions about the software, and voice their opinions on potential software changes. A number of requests for changes in the software that were mentioned during the round table will be addressed in upcoming software updates.

SDL Software users in attendance represented Berkeley Township, Bernards Township, Cherry Hill Township, the City of Jersey City, the Township of Livingston and the Borough of New Providence.

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Ocean City selects the SDL Enterprise License

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SOMERSET, NJ – March 29, 2016 – Ocean City, of Cape May County, has recently selected the SDL desktop software for their municipal departments. They have chosen to come on board with the Enterprise License, giving them the use of the SDL Desktop software, SDL Mobile and SDL Portal. Ocean City will be using the SDL software in multiple departments across the city. We are happy to have them as a new client.

2016 New Jersey GMIS Technology Education Conference

SOMERSET, NJ – March 28, 2016 – Spatial Data Logic will be attending this year’s NJ GMIS Technology Education Conference! On Thursday, April 7th, we will have a booth at the conference, located at the Palace at Somerset Park, in Somerset. Be sure to stop by to see a demo of SDL’s new software features, including our recently updated SDL Mobile app.

Conference Details:

When: Thursday, April 7th 2016

Where: The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

New Brunswick Upgrades to the Enterprise License

New BrunswickSOMERSET, NJ –March 11, 2016 – The City of New Brunswick, of Middlesex County, has elected to upgrade to the Enterprise License from SDL for their municipality offices. SDL’s Enterprise contract allows for the expanded use of the SDL Desktop Software into more departments and provides users with access to the SDL Mobile app and SDL Portal.

New Brunswick has been a client of SDL since 2006, when they selected the SDL GeoLogic software for their workflow and GIS services for their building, code enforcement and land use departments. We are happy to continue to serve New Brunswick as a client.

2016 Public Works Continuing Education Conference

SOMERSET, NJ – March 7, 2016 – Spatial Data Logic will be in Atlantic City next week! On Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 18th, SDL will be at the 2016 Public Works Continuing Education Conference, located at Bally’s. Be sure to stop by booth 17, to see a demo of SDL’s new software features.

Conference Details:

When: Wednesday, March 16 – Thursday, March 18

Where: Bally’s, Atlantic City

2016 NJ Environmental Health Association Conference

SOMERSET, NJ – March 2, 2016 – Spatial Data Logic will be in Atlantic City next week! From Sunday, March 6th through Tuesday, March 8th, SDL will be at the 2016 NJ Environmental Health Association Conference, located at the Tropicana Resort and Casino. Be sure to stop by booth 103, to see a demo of SDL’s new software features.

Conference Details:

When: Sunday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 8

Where: Tropicana Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

SDL Mobile – New Version Coming

We have a new version of SDL Mobile coming out soon, check out some of the new features below. We’re excited to see how they help out inspectors in the field and add to the more then 1000+ inspections per day currently being processed.

Filter and Sort all inspections

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Sort and Filter all inspections for a module (defaults to the past 7 days). Quickly reassign or reschedule inspections (shown on iOS)

One of the top requests was the ability to view other inspector’s daily stops and then have the ability to reassign them if needed. In the next version, SDL Mobile will download all inspections for the current module (previous 7 days by default) allowing you to sort and filter the list based on inspector, timeframe and subcode (for Construction). By default, you will only see your list of inspections but at any time you can see all others as well (just like in SDL Desktop).

When needed, an inspector can reassign an inspection (or in Public Works, a service request) to others or to themselves with a quick tap of a button. Inspectors must have the SDL Desktop permission to schedule inspections and in the case of Construction, they must also have the permission to edit that subcode (e.g. only Electrical inspectors can edit Electrical inspections etc)

 

Find Best Route, Find Nearest Inspection and Google Maps Navigation Integration

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Best Route with traffic and Google Maps Navigation integration (shown on Android)

Google Maps is now at the core of SDL Mobile. We use their native SDKs for map display in iOS and Android, their Directions service for routing and their Distance Matrix service to find the nearest inspection or service request to pick up (based on your location and traffic). We also integrate into the Google Maps consumer app for quick navigation to an inspection.

One common question we hear from our clients, especially where construction projects or code violations are high, is how can we use technology to complete more inspections per day. Mobile access is key but so is reacting to the workload as the day progresses. Inspections can run short, long or be canceled altogether, leaving gaps in an inspector’s schedule. Optimally, you would look for inspections close by that still needed to be completed. “Find Closest” does just that, for example find me the closest, incomplete Plumbing inspection (based on traffic). You then assign it to yourself and it is immediately taken off the other inspector’s daily stops list.

 

Custom Maps

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View custom maps from CartoDB or ArcGIS Server (shown on iOS)

SDL Portal was recently to rebuilt to use CartoDB for all built-in property maps. We also use CartoDB for many custom maps that a each of our client towns might need (Zoning Maps, Water Utility Maps, Storm Sewer Maps etc). All of these maps are now available in SDL Mobile with just a quick tap of a button. SDL Portal also integrates with ArcGIS Server maps so these maps are available as well.

Health Module – Preview

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Health Inspectors can perform Food Establishment Risk Based Reports and generate state reports in PDF format while offline in the field (shown on Android)

SDL Mobile currently supports Construction, Code Enforcement and Public Works. Health and Fire Prevention are in development with Health very near public beta stage. Health supports the inspection process for Food License, Bathing License, Sewage Permit and Well Permits. Like our other modules, Health works offline when filling out inspection details, checklists and custom reports like the Risk Based Report above.

 

East Hanover Upgrades to the Enterprise License

east hanoverSOMERSET, NJ – February 1, 2016 – East Hanover Township, of Morris County, has elected to upgrade to the Enterprise License from SDL for their municipality offices. SDL’s Enterprise contract allows for the expanded use of the SDL Desktop Software into more departments and provides users with access to the SDL Mobile app and to the SDL Portal.

East Hanover has been a client of SDL since 2005, when they selected the SDL GeoLogic software for their workflow and GIS. We are happy to continue to serve East Hanover as a client.

Raritan Borough Upgrades to the Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – January 25, 2016 – Raritan Borough, of Somerset County, has elected to upgrade to the Enterprise License from SDL for their municipality offices. The Enterprise contract allows the expanded use of the SDL Desktop Software into more departments and provides users with access to our SDL Mobile app and to the SDL Portal. Raritan has been a client of SDL since 2008, when they selected the SDL GeoLogic software for their Building and Code Enforcement departments, later expanding their contract to include Fire Prevention. We are happy to continue to serve Raritan Borough as a client.

Clinton upgrades to the SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – December 21, 2015 – Clinton Township, of Hunterdon County, has elected to upgrade to the Enterprise License from SDL for their municipality offices. The Enterprise contract allows the expanded use of the SDL Desktop Software into more departments and provides users with access to our SDL Mobile app and to the SDL Portal. Clinton Township has been a client of SDL since 2004 and we are happy to continue to serve them.

 

 

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