Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox

Here is an overview of the process I use for building my own custom hiking trail map. The data (trails, summits, etc…) are available as open source from OSM. MapBox Studio provides excellent tools for formatting and hosting GIS data pretty much anyway you want. The magic was in fetching the data and processing it … Continue reading Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox

National Weather Service (NWS) new API

NWS API has a bunch of changes coming 2017. The documentation is a little light right now, but it sounds like the old DWML/XML feeds are going away.  We will have to pull the data using the new api.weather.gov API. Here is what I have learned about this new API so far while replacing the digitalDWML FcstType feed for my … Continue reading National Weather Service (NWS) new API