John Nelson

I have far too much fun looking for ways to understand and present data visually, hopefully driving product strategy and engaging users. I work in the Content team at esri, pushing and pulling data in all sorts of absurd ways -and then talking about it. I also get to spend time with the Story Maps team, working on fun and useful user experiences. When I'm not doing those things, I'm chasing around toddlers and wrangling chickens, and generally getting into other ad-hoc adventures. Life is good.

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GPS Activity Map

How to style your GPS activity as a smoking hot molted map of awesomeness.

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Cartography. MOOC kicks off April 18 (get ready to live)

Free online course to begin, embiggen, or en-bonkerz-ify, your map-making adventure.

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Tornado Migration: How to

Here's how to make this crazy map and layout in ArcGIS Pro. Get ready to live.

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Tornado Migration: Visualizing Big Data Movement

Tornado migrations can be mapped like birds or wildebeests or commuters. They have a seasonal circuit and an ebb and flow.

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Steal This Firefly Style Please

Firefly...the map style that captures our attention and dutifully honors the First Law of Geography. Those of us that know it best think ...

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Esri Partner Conference 2018: Map Craft

Here is a quick hit-list of all the maps I shared in the 2018 Enterprise Partner Conference plenary about outrageously fun mapping...

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Steal These George Washington Map Textures for Pro, Please

Did you know that George Washington was a cartographer? He was a surveyor and map maker in his early years, and continued to make his own...

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Sun Glint Radial Hack

While engaging in the miracle of human flight I like to look down at the wrinkled surface of our earth. And if the sun angle is just righ...

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Back 2 School: Vector Tiles in Azimuthal? Check it…

This post comes courtesy of cartographer Jonah Adkins, from Newport News, Virginia. Jonah is a GIS alchemist, routinely crafting beautifu...

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