Ricardo's Blog

by Ricardo Morin

New HOWL feature - ability to update content

It is now possible to update HOWL selected content directly from the application


Up until now, the data behind HOWL ‘spotlights’ has been pre-processed off-line and loaded onto static files. This means that any data changes must be performed by a HOWL developer and deployed to the web site like a new application release.


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HOWL Beta is available!

I am delighted to announce the beta availability of HOWL

For the past few months, I have been working in collaboration with the folks at Oregon Wild to develop HOWL (Highlighting Oregon’s WildLands). Many thanks to Erik Fernandez of Oregon Wild for supporting this project, providing a ton of data, feedback and direction!


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Rikitraki Update

It has been a long time since my last post. Here is an update.

Wow, I can’t believe that my last post was back in July. I have been pretty busy with some consulting work I am doing in the Internet of Things (IoT) field. Pretty exciting! But I am committed to continuing supporting and improving RikiTraki



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FOSS4G NA Summary

It was my first time at a FOSS4G conference and I really enjoyed it. Here are my favorite talks.


Favorite Talks

Monday, May 2

Zero to web map!

This was a well put together hands-on workshop that introduced the concepts of web mapping using Mapbox, adding data to the map using GeoJSON, handling pop-ups, map interactions, using the Geolocation API and mapping directions. In the end, you actually build a semi-useful mapping web app in just a few hours (note that if you are too far from Raleigh, NC, the walking directions API will not work due to maximum distance limitation 😃).


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Embedding RikiTraki in your blog or web site

If you have a blog or a web site, it is pretty easy to embed a RikiTraki trail in it, here is how.


You can easily embed a track that you have uploaded to RikiTraki, by using the html iframe tag. Simply insert an iframe tag in your post or page with a link to the trail, like shown in the example below. Notice how it is not merely an image of the track, but the active RikiTraki site which you can fully interact with!


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