New Web site

I’m excited to launch the next interation of my personal Web site today. It brings back complete control over the content and design which will allow me to hopefully produce richer and more useful content. I’ve also ported my site’s previous posts going back to 2012 so everything can be found on the same site. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have creating it.

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June 07, 2017

Mapbox Badgers

Come join us next week at Science Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as I team up my fellow Mapbox Badger alums and friends to present a hands-on workshop about working with open source geography tools. We’ll be covering a range of topics from OpenStreetMap, Javascript and the Web, building Mobile apps, and working with PostGIS. Please bring questions and a laptop. I look forward to seeing you there!

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August 27, 2016

Making a Travel Map Using Mapbox Studio

Making a travel map using Mapbox Studio is incredibly fun and surprisingly quick to do. I was able to create this map in less than 2 hours this afternoon by tweaking the stock Mapbox Dark style to remove visual clutter (Roads, City Names, Buildings, etc). From there I uploaded a GeoJSON file that contained the US States outlines and names. To finish it off I used the built it Data Filter tool to select the states that I’ve visited in order to color them blue. To explore the map yourself it’s availalble at:

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May 08, 2016

Hey Mapbox How Do I Get To...

Earlier this month we released Android wrapper libraries for the Mapbox Geocoding and Directions API services to make adding Geocoding and Directions in your Android apps much easier. Naturally I wanted to do just that so I built a demo app called Go Where I Say that uses Android’s stock Speech To Text API to generate Directions based on voice commands. Did I mention that Google Play Services is NOT required? In other words it’s not only possible but it’s super easy to ask Mapbox for AND get directions to locations by using your voice inside your own apps without having to (rely on or) say “Hey Siri” or “Ok Google”. Checkout out the source code to see for yourself how to add this to your own apps.

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January 31, 2016

I'm So Pumped to be Back in the Mapbox Garage

I’m so pumped to be back in the @mapbox Garage this week! (at Mapbox)

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January 19, 2016