The other week, I was working with some property records data. The data was over a week old. I know this because the data is from my old employer, and I developed an automated process to update the ArcGIS Online-hosted feature service on a weekly basis. As I considered the failure of this process, an … Continue reading Displaying Last Modified Date for Esri REST Service
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.
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
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
I wanted to share a solution I came up with for displaying a blog post's Featured Image on a Jekyll site. There are two primary places I want to display this image: The page containing the blog post (post page) Within a loop of blog posts on any number of pages (i.e., home page, blog … Continue reading How to Create a Featured Image Template for a Jekyll Blog Site