Tag: javascript

ArcGIS for Web Developers: Part 1

Introduction Are you a web developer that wants to bring maps into your existing applications? I wanted to cover some basics of building web mapping applications and how you can leverage the ArcGIS Platform and the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to do it! The ArcGIS API for JavaScript is a tool of the larger ArcGIS…


Svelte with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript

If you haven’t seen it yet, Rich Harris of the New York Times did a presentation on the latest release of Svelte. Svelte has been around for a little while and it’s not really a framework. It’s a compiler that can introspect your code and do some really interesting things, such as know when you…


Client Side Fun with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

One of the really powerful and fun features of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is the ability to do some cool client side analysis with your data. Most of the time, you will be working with a FeatureLayer in your apps. You will most likely be consuming a hosted feature service. I’ll do another blog…


Hit me baby one more time!

I love when people ask me some interesting questions about how to use the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Sometimes, they are use cases I never really thought about before, although I use the API daily, everyone has different needs. So when I get a question that makes me go hmmm, I get excited. I was…


Custom bookmarks in your ArcGIS JS API apps

The recent release of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript introduced the Bookmarks widget to support Bookmarks you can create in WebMaps. It’s pretty cool, simple but elegant little widget. Not to mention the fact that if you have users creating bookmarks in WebMaps, it’s kind of cool to expose that to them in a custom…


Post EsriUC 2018 Wrap Up

Well, that was a heck of an EsriUC. You can see a lot of the action on the @EsriUC twitter account. UC is interesting, it’s a mix of users, managers, analysts, techs, devs, people from other industries interested in how spatial can fit into their workflows. Whereas DevSummit is heavily focused on devs and geogeekness….


Put ArcGIS JS API into your webpack

Recently, it was announced that there is a new @arcgis/webpack-plugin. The plugin makes it easier for you to integrate the ArcGIS API for JavaScript into your modern developer workflow. Basically, what it does is use a lightweight AMD loader during the webpack build process to feed the modules in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript into…


TypeScript Conf – The Aftermath

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural TSConf in Seattle, WA with a few of my Esri buds. This was the first ever conference focused specifically on TypeScript. It was also my first time in Seattle, and I think I happened to be there in an ideal weekend, because it wasn’t even…


It’s that time of year!

First of all, sorry. It’s been quiet around here, but for good reason. I got shit to do. I know, that’s no excuse. You should see how much work some of the others around here are doing. Now, they really got shit to do. First off, I did a lot of work recently to put…


Quick Tip – Move a Graphic

A quick tip today! Because someone asked me how to do this and I was like, I think I can do that. Scenario: You’re working deep cover overseas. You’re cornered in an alley and have no clear eyeshot of the bad guys that are looking for you. But, you have access to a small drone…