Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map
The Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map is the brainchild of Hollen Barmer, who has tirelessly dedicated her time since 2012 inventorying the rich array of Lenten Fish Fry events that occur every spring in Western Pennsylvania. Code for Pittsburgh helps with website development, hosting, and data maintenance!
Where Does the Fish Fry data shown on the map come from?
The raw data isn't here! That is by design. The map gets data from the Fish Fry API @ fishfry.codeforpgh.com/api/fishfries. Anyone can use that URL to get data to make their own fish fry map, or do things with the Fish Fry data that we haven't thought of. If you want to learn more about the database and API, head over to the Fish Fry Form repository.
Occassional snapshots of the data from are being dumped into the
data folder of this repo, but only for posterity.
This is a static web site. We're serving it up with GitHub pages, but it can run on any web server as-is, really.
To develop this, you have NodeJS installed, such that you can call
npm from the command line.
Then, in the root of this directory, run:
This will use the
package.json file to get and install NodeJS dependencies locally, in a
You will also need these things (available on NPM):
- GulpJS, with
gulpcallable from the command line. Install with
npm install firstname.lastname@example.org -g
- Http-Server, with
http-servercallable from the command line. Install with:
npm install http-server -g
Those two things need to be available globally. the
-g flag in those commands makes sure of that.
Building and Watching
GulpJS is a task-runner that compiles and bundles source code from
src folder into the
assets folder. Since the deployment path for this is GitHub pages, we put things into the
assets folder, which is where Jekyll, the software that runs GitHub pages, expects those things to be.
gulp build will compile and bundle the source code one time.
gulp watch will do that, plus run
http-server, open the site in a web browser at http://localhost:3000, and, upon detecting changes to files in
src, re-runs compiling/bundling and refreshes your browser. Nice!
If the site doesn't load after
gulp watch, check http://localhost:4000 in your browser. This is where
http-server lives. If you don't see anything there, make sure you can run
http-server from the command line (see prerequisites above).
Where the functionality lives / where you can hack on the code
Most of the work is happening in
src/js/app.js. The rest happens in
index.html. Be warned: it's a bit of a mess...the result of quick prototyping.
Deploying this Site
gulp build, commit changes, and push to GitHub to deploy.
The Fish Fry Map is built and maintained by members of Code for Pittsburgh.
Our nice basemaps come from all over!
- Light and Dark basemaps: © OpenStreetMap contributors, © CARTO
- Black n' Gold basemap: Map tiles from Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0 license. Basemap data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA license.
- Aerial Imagery and Vintage basemaps: © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap © DigitalGlobe
Church and Warehouse icons come from © Mapbox.