Michael is passionate about making things work. Most of the time those things are web and GIS related, but he has been known to take apart a vacuum or washing machine if the need arises. He loves making interactive web maps and other web applications, working with really big data sets, and optimizing complex database queries. Especially interesting to him is the light-weight Leaflet.js web mapping library. He has written several plugins for it and has spoken about it at GIS conferences multiple times.
Michael is good at explaining how software works if want to know, but understands that most people are happy to just know that it’s working correctly. And he’s OK with that. He has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from BYU and a Masters in GIS from the University of Minnesota.
Recent Posts by Michael
- Conditionally Loading Scripts and Stylesheets in WordPress For Ajax Requests
- Spatially enable WordPress with WP-GeoMeta-Lib
- WordPress PHP CodeSniffer for your favorite editor
- Announcing WP-GeoMeta
- When and Why to Use Hosted GIS Services
- Changing Database Versions in Pressmatic
- Mapping Your Own Data
- The Basics of Basemaps
- Choosing a Mapping Framework
- Anatomy of a Web Map