ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maryland’s award-winning website, www.Maryland.gov, was recently recognized as Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards in the Government Website category. This honor recognizes that Maryland.gov has contributed to the evolution of digital media and incorporated interactivity in the website design to better serve the citizens in the state of Maryland.
Maryland.gov provides a gateway for more than 87 million visitors to agency websites and hundreds of time-saving digital government services, including vehicle registration renewals, vehicle safety inspections, professional licensing, permits and business registrations. Agencies and visitors have access to payment processing gateways, a real-time social media mashup for more than 300 agencies, help desk, and interactive events and public meetings calendar.
The citizen-centric design provides easy access to a Google site search with custom filters based on content type — pages, services, social media, publications, and even maps. The responsive design allows for a lean mobile experience, with seamless expandable content for the more than 42 million mobile visitors.
Maryland’s innovative social media strategy promotes social engagement by deeply integrating Twitter feeds throughout the site. This approach provides meaningful updates and information relative to the section of the site being visited, delivering a best-in-class communications platform.
Maryland’s use of GIS state data mash ups within the NearYou geo-location mapping service integrates the Motor Vehicle Administration’s queue system with office locations to display current wait times at branch offices. State park, agency locations, and even state jobs are visibly displayed using this citizen-centric feature. Maryland.gov is truly cutting edge, putting citizens’ needs at the forefront of design.
The Maryland.gov website was developed for the state of Maryland at no cost by NIC Maryland, through a statewide self-funded digital government master services agreement with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
About NIC Maryland
NIC Maryland builds, operates, maintains, and markets the official website of the state of Maryland, www.maryland.gov and its digital government services. NIC Maryland is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and NIC Maryland. NIC Maryland helps Maryland state and local government entities web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a self-funded digital government services contract. NIC Maryland has developed dozens of digital government products and services for the state of Maryland since the contract was awarded in August 2011.
Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.