Townsquare™ can be quickly launched and customized to meet your specific project objectives and budget. Townsquare™ is provided as a full service turnkey solution, which means the MIG team designs, builds and supports all of your online information and communication needs. Our full service, high quality approach means you get just the right combination of web tools and services when, and for as long as, you need them.
Some popular uses for Townsquare™ are listed below. Please visit the portfolio page for examples.
Public Outreach and Education Portal—this is the most popular use of Townsquare™ to date and includes all of the standard Townsquare™ tools: content and document manager, discussion and comment facilitator, email list and notification adminstrator, and news, features and events coordinator. Standard services provided include web design, initial content coordination, training and ongoing technical support.
Project Communication Portal—includes all of the standard Townsquare™ tools and the customization of user and group configuration options based on your project team communication protocals. For budget planning purposes, the base price assumes a standard design and minimal initial content development with more service emphasis placed on implementing your communication protocals.
Strategic Communication Portal—this solution includes all of the standard Townsquare™ tools and services and anticipates the need for more intensive design, content integration and internet strategy consulting services. When image and identity are paramount for project success, this solution provides the necessary design and communication strategy services.
Community or Agency Portal—the standard Townsquare™ tools are bundled with this solution but with much greater customization of configurable options. Configuration options include setup of group access to content creation and to the Townsquare™ tools themselves. This use of Townsquare™ typically requires more intensive design and content integration, information architecture, community and information management, and ongoing support services.
Decision Support Portal—this solution typically involves the development of a customized project database integrated with the standard Townsquare™ toolkit or the inclusion of other optional tools such as interactive GIS mapper, image annotator, wiki publisher, educational simulator or survey creator. The full-range of Townsquare™ services are provided with added emphasis on web strategy, database development, information management, interface design and ongoing support services.
Virtual Summit, Open House, or Community Workshop—this solution puts MIG orchestrated public meetings online in a ready-to-go Townsquare™ Public Outreach and Education Portal. Essential tools include content and document manager and dicussion and comment facilitator.
Optional Web Tools—the Townsquare™ toolkit includes several optional tools that can be either integrated with the standard Townsquare™ tools or provided as stand alone subscription services. These tools include web-based GIS, customized project databases, wiki publishing, interactive image annotation, and educational games and surveys. For more information on the optional tools, go to the tools page.