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 ArcGIS Living Atlas team at Esri, pushing and pulling data in all sorts of absurd ways and then sharing the process. I also design user experiences for maps and apps. 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. You might also like these Styles for ArcGIS Pro:

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How to add mist to terrain in ArcGIS Online

Here's how to drape a layer of mist over your terrain in ArcGIS Online. Because MIST!

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One Minute Map Hacks: 71-75

Another five hacks in an endless stream of one-minute how-to videos.

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How to add an inner band of color to polygons in ArcGIS Pro

Here's how you can add a ribbon of color to the inside of polygons, without rendering gaps or jaggies.

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How to make this 3D diorama of the Straits of Mackinac

Here's one way to make these fun and intriguing micro-world cutaway sorts of things!

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How to create this hiking trail poster in ArcGIS Pro

The Triple Crown of US long distance hikes. Made in ArcGIS Pro with Living Atlas stuff. Data tinkering and styling. And fun!

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College football recruiting patterns

Visualizing the distribution and distance of player hometowns for the top four college football programs.

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How to make a yarn map in ArcGIS Pro

How to use picture fills and picture strokes to unlock some materiality in your maps. Doesn't have to be yarn!

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Make this weird paper globe ornament please

A crafty paper globe ornament template to breathe the magic of geodesy into your holiday!

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Sea Change

Visualizing the scope and magnitude of annual improvements to the GEBCO map of global bathymetry.

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