When it comes to presenting quick code samples on the web, there are three competitors that come to my mind: JSFiddle, JSBin, and CodePen. All three sites allow you to add HTML, JSFiddle has been around a long time, and is great for testing out code snippets and parts. JSBin, which bills itself as “Collaborative

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At Bruce Harris and Associates, we’ve helped a lot of our clients share their maps through ArcGIS Online (AGOL). Many of these clients also have high quality aerial photography that provide high resolution at the ground level. However, when they try to mix their high quality tiled map services with basemaps provided by ESRI, things

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I’ve got another ArcGIS JavaScript API hack for you, and this time we’re going to look at the draw toolbar, a tool used to interactively draw graphics on a web map. This post was inspired by a question I was pulled in on over at ESRI’s Geonet. The question revolved around capturing the beginning of

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In the last four months, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Packt publishers as a technical reviewer for one of their books: Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript by Eric Pimpler. As a GIS developer who works with this stuff all every day, I enjoyed the book and was glad to

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I’ve enjoyed the last week working on an app for ESRI’s 100 lines or less competition. In it, ESRI wants to see what kind of mapping apps you can write using their JavaScript API and only 100 lines JavaScript code. Winners will be announced on the last day of ESRI’s International Developers Summit on March

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