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. Loads more how-to posts: My YouTube channel: Loads of Styles for Pro: Instagram:

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One Minute Map Hacks: 6-10

You don't have five minutes to spend watching a how-to video! But you might have five one-minutes to spend watching five how-to videos!

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One Minute Map Hacks: 1-5

It's just one minute of your life. Well, five minutes, I suppose.

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Creating the Half-Earth Vibrant Basemap

Making the Half-Earth globe basemaps.

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How to Posterize Imagery in Pro

Create handsome paint-by-numbers poster-like maps for your cartographic adventuring

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Spilhaus? More like Thrillhaus

A projection for oceans. Meticulously puzzled together from clues of the past.

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Paper Cut Map Style

Turn boring polygons into kitschy cut and stacked papercraft maps.

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How to Make This Map

This four-part how-to series goes from data to analysis and visualization to layout. Buckle up!

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Homage to a Classic Map

Warren Davison creates an homage to a beautiful Richard Edes Harrison map.

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Enthingify Symbols with Light & Shadow Effects

You can use regular solid shapes for symbols but you could also breathe some life into them with light and shadow effects. Because life!

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