ESMap – Calls from OPD

Since around the end of October 2018, the website for the City of Orlando was blocking visitors from Canadian IP addresses. The server that hosts the ESMap program is located in Canada, so call information from the Orlando Police Department (OPD) was unable to be retrieved.

As of December 27th 2018 this appears to be resolved on their end.

I’ve also noticed that call closing times are being reported in UTC instead of EST and I will be looking into that issue. This has been fixed.

Server Migration

Over the past few days I’ve slowly been migrating all of my web hosting from Namecheap’s shared hosting to a self-managed server with Vultr. I decided to do this mostly to have more direct control over the environment, but also because Namecheap doesn’t offer free SSL certificates, or a way to use a LetsEncrypt certificate with their shared hosting… so I save a little money and gain some additional flexibility.

There may have been some minor hiccups over the last few days but hopefully now that everything is done being setup it should be back to business as usual. If you find something that isn’t working please let me know by sending me a message on Twitter or by email (links at the bottom of the page).

I also added a navigation menu so it’s easier to find some things around here!