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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Find and download vintage USGS topo maps

The Historical Topo Map Explorer is out of beta and ready for you to explore a collection of over 180,000 beautiful vintage USGS topo maps.

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Multi-Scale Contour Styling in ArcGIS Pro

How to configure scale-appropriate contour lines and their labels.

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Map your view! Create and style a viewshed in ArcGIS Online

How to make a viewshed and, for bonus points, make it look like it's illuminating the map.

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Points of light: illuminating a map with data

Light your map up, instead of covering your map up!

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How to make a hexagonal cartogram in ArcGIS Pro

It's a map! It's a chart! It's a chart-map!

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How to make a historical animation with Landsat

Three decades, in the blink of an eye

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5 minutes to make a map!

Create a cool looking landscape map, in record time. Start the clock!

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One map to rule them all

All we have to decide is what to map with the time that is given us.

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On-the-fly generalization hack for ArcGIS Pro

How to get exquisite control over polygon generalization without actually generalizing

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