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.
In this article, learn how to add a map legend to the Esri Story Map Tour web application.
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
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
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
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
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?
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