Over the past few years, I've been working on a side project to update the hiking trails map for a small camp. Though the project has taken longer than I anticipated, it has been very rewarding. This past week, I think we finally finished the map. And it was during this last revision process that … Continue reading Are You Thinking About Your Map Users?
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
I have a confession to make: my organization's most viewed and most important web map app is not my favorite app to work on. And it's taken me awhile to realize that this app is the one that needs to be the highest priority. The Cumberland County Property Mapper receives around 98% percent of our … Continue reading The Most Important App Might Not Be The Most Fun
Over the summer, we were having a recurring issue where our map services on ArcGIS Server were down. It seemed to happen at random times. I even received an e-mail while at a picnic about a service being down. While this was annoying, more concerning was that my web maps built using Leaflet.js and consuming … Continue reading Esri Map Service Loading & Error Events in Leaflet.js
I'm teaming up with Harrisburg University to hold the first-ever GeoDev Summit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The event will be held on March 5, 2018, and will have technical sessions for experienced GIS Developers, as well as those just getting started. As I've been considering what types of sessions to provide for new developers, I thought … Continue reading Some Tools I Use As A GIS Developer
I recently wrote a post about the Esri Geocoding plugin for the Leaflet.js web mapping library. In my spare time, I have been working on developing a version of an existing web map that does not use any Esri-Leaflet plugins. One of these features of the map is geocoding or searching by street address or … Continue reading Testing Nominatim Geocoder with Leaflet.js
The Esri Story Maps platform is pretty popular among GIS professionals these days. I wanted to share one of the enhancements I made to the Shortlist template. I have a fork of this project on GitHub, where I've provided the custom code for both the 1.4.9 and 2.2.3 versions of the app. At version 2.x, … Continue reading Customizing the Esri Shortlist Story Map App
I thought I’d introduce the Esri Leaflet Geocoder plugin in this post. It is one of many plugins Esri has developed to support integration with the Leaflet.js web mapping library. Although Esri states that they “provide no guarantee of individual features, nor a traditional product lifecycle to support planning,” they have integrated their technology with … Continue reading Esri Leaflet Geocoder Crash Course