Municipal management company Spatial Data Logic acquired GovSites, expanding the company’s services to include social media management and archiving, and customizable websites for municipalities.
Somerset-based Spatial Data Logic announced its purchase of the municipal website provider on Nov. 15. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In a statement, Spatial Data Logic President Brian Flood said the acquisition will provide residents with a more personalized experience as they engage and interact with their municipality.
“In addition to the SDL Portal and SDL Citizen app, residents will now be able to submit applications, request inspections, report issues and view town alerts directly on their town’s website,” he said. “Any resident actions will sync back to the other SDL Platforms.”
SDL platforms provide a set of routines that imitate some platform-specific details for multimedia hardware components, and can be used to write multimedia applications capable of running on many operating systems.
“Municipal websites have historically been a one-way street where municipalities push information out to their residents, but the residents are unable to take action or respond back,” GovSites founder John Flanagan said in a prepared statement. “Spatial Data Logic shares our vision to provide municipalities with a truly personalized and two-way website experience for residents.”