I wanted to share how you can configure the underlying web map when working with the StoryMapsJS platform. I didn't find any documentation on how to do this. I only figured this out because I spent some time examining the source code. 17,000 lines into the storymap.js file was my access point into the web … Continue reading How to Access The Web Map in StoryMapsJS
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
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
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