John Nelson
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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: esri.com/arcgis-blog/author/j_nelson/ My YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/JohnNelsonMaps Loads of Styles for Pro: esriurl.com/nelsonstyles Instagram: instagram.com/johnmnelson/

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How to Make this Corner Overview Globe in ArcGIS Pro

I like to drop in little globe references in the corner of my map, but so just a slice of the earth is visible. It's mega simple to do and here's

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CovidPulse update: Grid View

A time-trend map gets a boost from a non-map perspective. Here's how and why...

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Digital map folding part 2: 3D

The one where Spyridon Staridas doubles-down on how to add a sense of tactile charm to your ArcGIS Pro map. Now with 50% more dimension!

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Imhof-ish cartography: now everywhere can look like Switzerland

Peeling back painterly tricks of color, texture, and atmospheric perspective, then building them back up in our own maps!

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Digital map folding part 1: 2D

The one where Spyridon Staridas shows you how to add a sense of tactile charm to your ArcGIS Pro map.

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A GIS Day thing for you to consider joining

Hello map friend! Say, if you are looking around for a GIS Day thing to jump in on, you are most definitely invited!

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How to make a full-on vintage scalebar in ArcGIS Pro

The design options for ArcGIS Pro scalebars are myriad. No one person can fully know those depths. But let's poke at the edges, shall we?

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100 Years of Wildfire: Cartograph-izing

The design reasoning and process behind aggregating decades of California wildfires into discrete equal area units.

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100 Years of Wildfire: GIS-ification

The spatial reasoning and process behind aggregating decades of California wildfires into discrete equal area units.

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