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?

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Building the Find Zoning District By Parcel App

screen shot of a municipal zoning map

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

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

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