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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Turn your neighborhood into a cinematic command center hexagon map…because!

Fan fiction does not stop at the world of cartography. Welcome to the nerd-fest my friends!

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How to get rid of that International Dateline zipper: 1.5 Hacks and a Solution

The International Dateline zipper! That pesky seam that runs right up Antarctica, or the Pacific Ocean, or Russia. You aren't stuck with it!

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Bending light and blending light

A meandering exploration of the additive color model and how to deconstruct, then reconstruct, pixels in ArcGIS Pro.

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Introducing the U.S. Vessel Traffic application from Living Atlas

The U.S. Vessel Traffic app, available in Living Atlas, lets you visualize, explore, and download vessel data in and around U.S. waters.

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How to make those cool 3D vintage topo maps in ArcGIS Pro

You've seen them! Those achingly beautiful vintage topo or geology maps that have modern 3D hillshade imbued into them. Here's a Pro how-to...

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One Minute Map Hacks: 36-40

Five more One-Minute Map hacks to round out your otherwise-professional efforts.

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How to make one of those size comparison maps

There's a type of map out there that takes the geography of one place and overlays it atop another place so you can compare their sizes.

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Steal these glassy orb point symbols please

You know, like, crystal ball-looking point symbols. Why not?

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How to make a grayscale or monochrome basemap

Making a grayscale or monochrome basemap is mega fast and easy in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Here's mega-how...

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