My Experience Contributing to Open Source Projects

people sitting around a table in a conference room

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

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Why I’m Building a Blog Site With Jekyll

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

Using ArcPy Search Cursors to Perform Spatial Analysis by Each Record in a Jurisdictional Dataset

road closed near a river where flooding occured

Cumberland County is in the process of updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Our GIS Department is focused on developing a web map series application, and performing various spatial analyses to support the plan. One of the first analyses we were asked to complete was to get a count of the number of structures in the … Continue reading Using ArcPy Search Cursors to Perform Spatial Analysis by Each Record in a Jurisdictional Dataset

Building the Find Zoning District By Parcel App

screen shot of a municipal zoning map

Our IT department is developing an online plan submission website for the County's Planning office.  In talking with the developers, the topic of finding the zoning district for a tax parcel (or piece of real estate) came up.  Our GIS department publishes services for both tax parcels and zoning districts.  I've also been wanting to … Continue reading Building the Find Zoning District By Parcel App

Building A Soils Clip Tool for Agricultural Preservation Reporting

wheat fields

I'm getting close to wrapping up a project for our Planning department and wanted to share about it.  It's a custom ArcGIS Desktop geoprocessing tool that stemmed from a conversation with one of our planners.  He was having trouble clipping a dataset.  After figuring out the issue, I had him walk me through his entire … Continue reading Building A Soils Clip Tool for Agricultural Preservation Reporting