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TownSuite ERP Software for Municipal Governments

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 13, 2015

TownSuite Municipal Software is an Enterprise Resource Planning solution developed specifically for municipal governments. TownSuite strives to eliminate reliance on third party solutions by providing a configurable and comprehensive collection of software tools connecting municipal departments and community stakeholders. Municipalities can choose from Financial, Planning, GIS-Mapping, and Asset Management applications and a variety of Web Service applications that provide access for stakeholders via Customer, Recreation, Complaints, Employee, and Maintenance portals. All TownSuite Municipal Software applications are designed to work together. Software improvements are provided on an ongoing basis, making TownSuite a living software that grows, adapts, and evolves to fulfill the needs of over 160 municipal organizations across Canada, as well as in Sri Lanka and Bermuda.

The TatukGIS Developer Kernel (.NET and ASP.NET Enterprise editions) is used to develop and improve TownSuite Mapping, a highly intuitive GIS/mapping application that is integrated into the other TownSuite applications. Since the Developer Kernel is licensed free of per client deployment royalties or run-time fees, TownSuite Mapping can be affordably integrated into every module that is developed to leverage available GIS data across the organization. This means any authorized staff (not just the GIS specialists) can connect to and productively use municipal mapping information.


Civic addresses, owner info, zoning, and water and sewer infrastructure
​along with setbacks retrieved from Mapping.

For larger municipalities with advanced GIS requirements, Developer Kernel support for enterprise spatial databases (Oracle Spatial, MSSQL Spatial Server, PostGIS, Geomedia, ArcSDE...) enables scaling TownSuite to connect to, edit, and query data in multiple enterprise-level spatial database formats. This eliminates expenditure of resources on evaluating and/or migrating to alternative GIS platforms, and instead retain existing GIS tools. Other interesting features include full integration with Google Maps and Google Earth, 3D mapping presentation with floodplain simulations, DTM draping, and light and shadow simulation.


DK 3D engine utilized to drape aerial photos over a digital elevation model
​to present terrain relief and simulate flooding.

The developer of TownSuite software commented on his experience with selecting and using the TatukGIS Developer Kernel in a 2012 customer testimonial.

Learn more about the TownSuite Municipal Software by visiting: http://townsuite.com/living