How To Improve Image Accessibility for Esri Map Tour StoryMap Application

people holding a map of London, England

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

My Attempt To Make The Map Series StoryMap “More Maps” Button More Intuitive

eye glasses resting on an opened book

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

How We Developed a Print Widget Solution for Esri Web AppBuilder

bird's eye view of a housing development

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

Building A Leaflet.js Map App With A jQuery UI Date Picker

construction site in a city.

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

CSS Hacks for Esri’s Web AppBuilder

desk with computer and hand drawings of building layouts

Note: This article was first published on 9/11/2017. It has been updated to reflect changes working with Web AppBuilder version 2.8. I've recently had the opportunity to develop a few web map apps using Esri's Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition) platform.  It's essentially a HTML5/JavaScript container that displays a web map and various widgets in a … Continue reading CSS Hacks for Esri’s Web AppBuilder

Setting Up Vector Control for Field Collection & Public Facing Maps

a mosquito feeding

I wanted to take a break from writing about Python scripts and Leaflet.js maps to share a project from a few years ago.  But don't worry, I've shared a few JavaScript snippets at the end.  As a county government GIS agency, we support various departments in our organization.  Our Vector Control department was interested in … Continue reading Setting Up Vector Control for Field Collection & Public Facing Maps