Over the past few years, my approach to loading custom CSS rules in Esri's Web AppBuilder has kept changing. And I think I've finally reached a good solution that will make porting the style rules during upgrades easier.
In this article, learn how to add a map legend to the Esri Story Map Tour web application.
I wanted to share how you can configure the underlying web map when working with the StoryMapsJS platform. I didn't find any documentation on how to do this. I only figured this out because I spent some time examining the source code. 17,000 lines into the storymap.js file was my access point into the web … Continue reading How to Access The Web Map in StoryMapsJS
Providing the most accessible websites and browser-based applications should be a goal for every web developer. Most of my work is with web mapping applications. And while I consider myself relatively new to web accessibility, I am taking steps on improving this within my organization. In this article, I wanted to share my solution for … Continue reading How To Improve Image Accessibility for Esri Map Tour StoryMap Application
Ever since Esri released the StoryMaps platform, I was a fan. I remember working with the Lancaster County Planning Commission thinking about how we could deploy one of these for the Northwest River Trail. When I took the opportunity to work as a GIS Specialist with Cumberland County, I built my first StoryMap showcasing the … Continue reading My Attempt To Make The Map Series StoryMap “More Maps” Button More Intuitive
The Property Mapper is our most popular web mapping application. It allows users to search for properties and get information for tax records. People might use this website when searching for a new house, or working on a tax assessment appeal (to reduce their property taxes). A few years ago, we migrated this site from … Continue reading How We Developed a Print Widget Solution for Esri Web AppBuilder
From 2010 to 2018, Cumberland County was the fastest growing county in the state of Pennsylvania. For a more detailed look, you can check out the Pennsylvania State Data Center's report (pdf). With that growth, comes many subdivision and land development plans that need to be reviewed by the County's Planning Department. They review these … Continue reading Building A Leaflet.js Map App With A jQuery UI Date Picker
2019 is only two and a half months in, but I've already been more active in the open source community than I had anticipated. During this short period of time, I've pushed code to the Esri Leaflet Doc, Esri Leaflet Vector, and Esri Leaflet Geocoder libraries. I don't state this to boast in myself, but to … Continue reading My Experience Contributing to Open Source Projects
The subtitle for this article should be "A Novice's Journey of Building Multiple Websites." And I understand the immediate irony of reading an article on WordPress about building a blogging site using Jekyll. But over the course of this article, I'll share some experiences I've had building websites on a few different platforms. And I'll … Continue reading Why I’m Building a Blog Site With Jekyll