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I am a cartographer and developer interested in telling the stories of communities through maps and technology.

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How To Improve Image Accessibility for Esri Map Tour StoryMap Application

October 29, 2019


Providing the most accessible websites and browser-based applications should be a goal for every web developer. I recently developed a solution for adding the alt attribute for img elements for the Esri Map Tour StoryMap application.

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

July 29, 2019


We developed a web map app for our Planning Department that shows subdivision and land development plans reviewed by their office. One of the key features of the app was to allow users to filter plans by received date. We used the jQuery UI Date Picker to build a simple widget.

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My Experience Contributing to Open Source Projects

March 19, 2019


2019 was a year in which I ramped up my contributions to open source projects. I've learned so much on this journey. I wanted to share some thoughts from my experience.

Featured Projects

Subdivision Plans Review App

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An interactive web map that allows querying subdivions plans reviewed by the county's Planning Department. Built with Leaflet.js, Esri web services, and Bootstrap.

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SARA Report Tool

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The SARA Report Tool is a custom ArcGIS tool developed to assist Cumberland County Public Safety with the reporting for hazardous chemical facilties.

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PaMAGIC Website

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I led a team in redesigning the Pennsylvania Mapping & Geographic Consortium's website using Drupal. I now serve as the website administrator.

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