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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We Wants It

A simple style to breathe some fantastic into your geography.

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Some Techniques for Showing Areas of Interest

A slipshod assortment of ways to make your Area of Interest shout!

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Steal this Imhof-Like Topography Style Please

An ArcGIS Pro homage to Eduard Imhof's mind-meltingly beautiful impressionistic topographic painting.

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Block-Print Maps Part IV: Wild With Styles

You've got that sweet sweet map looking just how you want. Now make a style and rubber-stamp it all over the world!

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How to Make this Map of Rivers Using Only Labels

Sure, you could use a boring line to draw your rivers and then label them. But why not cut out the middle man??

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Make ArcGIS Pro Text Look Super Sweet

You can totally use style symbols on fonts in ArcGIS Pro, which rules!

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Rivers of Plastic

How to make this 1850s style map diagram thing.

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Block-Print Maps Part II: Pro-ification

You were gobsmacked by Heather Smith's exquisite block-print map. Let's see if we can re-create that exceedingly complex aesthetic in Pro...

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ArcGIS Pro Resource for Hand Drawn Maps

Here is a super simple ArcGIS Pro project with gridded up layouts to help get you started transcribing amazing geographic riches to paper!

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