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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How to Make a Super Sketchy-Looking Map

A penciled style for your ArcGIS Pro vector layers. An army of pencils are awaiting your point, line, and polygon symbology orders.

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Add Depth to ArcGIS Pro Inset & Overview Maps

Boost your Pro layout's overview and inset maps with a sense of depth and visual interest.

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Felt Style

Why make sterile digital looking maps when you can make them look like the they are made from sheets of dyed matted ruminant mammal fibers?

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Hack a Custom Background Color into Your Cascade Story Map

How to blast through the defaults of black and white to get a sweet sweet custom color scheme for your Cascade Story Map.

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2019 UC Map Demo-Palooza

A collection of resources for the maps I demoed at the UC this year.

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Historic Sea Ice Extents

A look at the shifting seasons of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.

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How to Color Your Map Using an Attribute

If you have a layer with an attribute that's a color, you can totally steal it to apply to the symbology.

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Throwing Shade: Gallery

Multiple light sources with blended hues creates a rich sense of topography. Here are some examples created in ArcGIS Pro.

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Throwing Shade

Combining offset hillshade angles and colors for a cool optical sense of depth.

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