Announcing the Python for ArcGIS Course

Harrisburg Area Community College Lancaster Campus

Last summer was a busy and exciting season of life.  My wife and I welcomed our third child into the world, and I had the opportunity to develop the Python for ArcGIS course for Harrisburg Area Community College.  This self-paced online course is now available to purchase. The course consists of video lessons, exercises, and recommended … Continue reading Announcing the Python for ArcGIS Course

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Are You Thinking About Your Map Users?

people walking across a crosswalk in a city

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?

Esri Map Service Loading & Error Events in Leaflet.js

screen shot of codepen demo map

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

Esri Leaflet Geocoder Crash Course

road map

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

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

Converting Parcels to Address Points With a Python Script

a wooden fence

I feel that I have grown in leaps and bounds this year with my Python and ArcPy coding skills.  A big part of this has been the various projects I've taken on helping the Pennsylvania South Central Task Force's (SCTF) GIS Workgroup with its regional data sharing.  I've also been learning a lot about ArcPy … Continue reading Converting Parcels to Address Points With a Python Script