Gauge Capital Announces Strategic Investment In Spatial Data Logic

SOMERSET, NJ – Gauge Capital (“Gauge”) announced that it has partnered with the founders and management team of Spatial Data Logic ( (“SDL” or the “Company”) to recapitalize the company. Founded in 1997 in Somerset, NJ, SDL provides permitting, licensing, code enforcement and workflow automation software for counties and municipalities. SDL’s software is available via desktop, web, and mobile and is used by more than 200 customers across numerous municipal departments, including Construction, Land Use, Engineering, Tax Assessor, Public Works, Fire Prevention, Health, Code Enforcement, Police, Utilities, Managers, Clerk & Licensing, and Pet Licensing.

“We look forward to partnering with Gauge for the next chapter of the Company’s growth,” said Jack Flood, SDL co-founder. “With additional resources to invest in product development and sales & marketing, while maintaining our focus on delivering an excellent customer experience, this partnership will benefit our current and future customers significantly.”

“Gauge Capital has a proven track record of helping founder-run businesses like Spatial Data Logic meet their long-term goals. With Gauge’s support, I feel confident that we can continue our mission to provide innovative solutions that empower government agencies to modernize and move services online. We look forward to taking this next step with them.” said Brian Flood, SDL co-founder.

SDL recently launched SDL Connect, its cloud-based engagement platform that any government agency can use to create and disseminate information and services online. In partnership with Gauge, SDL will add strategic resources and investment to this platform, which will result in additional SDL Connect solutions.

Brandon Johnson, Managing Director at Gauge Capital, said, “We have been impressed with what the Floods and the SDL team have built. SDL’s reputation for the wide breadth of its product capabilities and excellent customer experience precedes it. We look forward to continuing to deliver in those areas while working with the Floods to achieve our shared vision for growth.”

As part of the investment, James Jackson, Brandon Johnson and Reid Barnett from Gauge Capital have joined the Company’s Board of Directors.


Spatial Data Logic is a leading provider of municipal management software. Built on 25 years of best practices, Spatial Data Logic’s software streamlines municipal operations, increases transparency between departments and enhances citizen services. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, Spatial Data Logic serves over 230 government agencies and 5 million citizens. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Gauge Capital is a leading middle-market private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas. Gauge invests in five key sectors: healthcare, technology, business services, government & industrial services, and food & consumer. The firm manages more than $2.0 billion in capital and in 2020 and 2021, Inc. Magazine named Gauge one of the top private equity firms for founders. In 2021 and 2022, Gauge was also named to the Top 50 PE Firms in the Middle Market by Grady Campbell. In 2022, Gauge ranked in the top 5 out of 517 private equity firms in the HEC Paris – DowJones Small-Cap Buyout Performance Ranking. For more information, please contact Andrew Peix, Managing Director of Business Development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Borough of Wood-Ridge Selects SDL

SOMERSET, NJ - June 3, 2022 - SDL welcomes our newest client, the Borough of Wood-Ridge! Located in Bergen County, New Jersey, the borough will be implementing SDL’s Construction, Code Enforcement, Land Use, Clerk & Pet Licensing modules to modernize processes throughout its building.

Spatial Data Logic will be replacing two separate software solutions, enabling the borough to work more collaboratively through one interconnected system. In addition to municipal-wide visibility, the software will also streamline permitting, inspections, violations, board applications, OPRA requests, pet licensing and other department processes. Meanwhile, SDL’s mobile app and hosting capabilities will enable Wood-Ridge’s staff to access information and complete tasks from the office, field or when working remotely.  

The Borough of Wood-Ridge is also looking forward to activating its citizen portal to enhance its online presence. With the SDL Portal, the borough’s departments can choose to display property and permit information for the public, which will save time for the municipality and decrease OPRA requests. Wood-Ridge can also activate various online services for its citizens such as pet license applications and renewals, issue reporting, OPRA requests, zoning applications, inspection requests and property registries. In particular, the portal will help the borough’s construction department comply with new UCC permitting requirements by allowing residents, contractors and other professionals to apply for building permits, submit plans, request inspections and monitor requests online.

We are excited to work with the Borough of Wood-Ridge and can’t wait for the borough to get started with its new municipal management software!

The Borough of Ship Bottom Selects SDL

SOMERSET, NJ - May 24, 2022 - Spatial Data Logic is excited to welcome our newest client, the Borough of Ship Bottom. Located in Ocean County, New Jersey, the borough’s Building & Zoning Office will be implementing SDL’s Construction, Land Use & Code Enforcement modules.

With its new software, the office will be able to streamline processes like permitting, plan reviews, inspections, board applications and property registries. Since SDL’s department modules and platforms are connected, the departments will also be able to share information and collaborate on development projects. 

SDL’s software will also help the borough’s staff access their work from any location. For instance, SDL Mobile provides convenient access to property information and schedules from the field. It also allows inspectors to access applications, send arrival notifications, complete inspections, look up statutes, issue violations and complete other tasks from a smartphone or tablet. Additionally, SDL’s hosting services will make it easy for municipal employees to access their software from any web browser when working remotely.

Ship Bottom’s Building & Zoning Office also plans to activate SDL's citizen portal to make it easier for residents, businesses and professionals to access information and services online. With the SDL Portal, the borough will have the option to turn on property & permit searches, landlord registrations, issue reporting, property registries, property claims, permit applications, inspection requests, zoning applications and other web requests. They also will have access to a custom, digital form builder that will allow them to create and add other town-specific forms to their portal.

We look forward to working with Ship Bottom and modernizing processes for the borough’s staff and citizens!

Sandyston Township Selects SDL

SOMERSET, NJ - May 23, 2022 - Sandyston Township, located in Sussex County, has selected Spatial Data Logic’s municipal management software to help them modernize processes and move services online. The township will be taking advantage of SDL’s municipal management software, hosting capabilities, and website services. 

Sandyston will be using SDL’s Construction and Fire Prevention modules, which will help its departments streamline permitting, plan reviews, inspections, violations, certificates and other department processes. As part of their license, the township will also have access to a mobile app that will help its inspectors work efficiently from the field and an electronic permitting and plan review solution to help them comply with new building legislation. And by opting for SDL’s hosting services, Sandyston’s staff will have convenient access to their work whether they are in the office or working remotely.

The addition of Spatial Data Logic will also bring many exciting changes for residents. First and foremost, the municipality will be using SDL Sites to create a brand new website, offering visitors a user-friendly and visually pleasing destination for municipal information. The township also hopes to take advantage of SDL’s citizen platforms in the future to provide convenient access to information and services. Sandyston will have the option to enable online permit searches, permit applications, inspection requests, and can even create its own custom services with SDL's digital form builder. 

Sandyston joins the likes of other Sussex County municipalities like Vernon, Sparta, and Byram, which use Spatial Data Logic's software to streamline processes and provide better services for their citizens. We look forward to helping the township get started with its new software!

Borough of Highlands Selects SDL

SOMERSET, NJ - May 19, 2022 - Spatial Data Logic welcomes the Borough of Highlands, located in Monmouth County, NJ! The borough will be implementing SDL’s Public Works and Code Enforcement modules to streamline operations and move services online.

With its new software, the borough will be able to work efficiently both in the office and out in the field. SDL’s municipal management software will help the DPW manage complaints, service requests, fleet management, hard asset management, vehicle tracking, and stormwater management. SDL’s Mobile App will also enable the department to access GIS Maps, look up property information track vehicles, log equipment/labor/materials, and complete service requests or inspections from the field. 

Meanwhile, SDL’s Code Enforcement software will provide structured workflows to help the borough with property maintenance, property registries, tenancy management, complaints, inspections and violations. The mobile app will also help the department complete spot inspections, address complaints, look up statutes and protect its community against unsafe conditions. 

The borough is also looking forward to enabling SDL’s citizen portal. With the SDL Portal, the public can report concerns in real-time that can be assigned to the appropriate department and turned into inspections or service requests. Highlands is also excited to use SDL’s digital form builder to replace other paper processes like garage sale permits with digital forms that integrate seamlessly with the SDL Portal.

We are excited to have the Borough of Highlands as a client and look forward to helping the borough get started with its new software!