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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Flipping the World Inside Out, with Guest Cartographer Sparrow

How to turn the world upside down and see what mountains would look like if they were reversed into oceans, and vice-versa!

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The Terrain of Costa Rica

Maybe you want to grab the data and follow along, or maybe you want to kick back and watch some hillshade happen. Either way, welcome!

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Make Waves

How to add a wavy fill texture to your water features in ArcGIS Pro

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How to turn a ton of overlapping data into a hexagon map

Sometimes a layer has so much overlapping features it's impossible to know what's all there. Here's a way to quantify that, and some viz ideas...

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One Minute Map Hacks: 61-65

Has it come to this?

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Colorize vintage airphotos with one click in ArcGISPro

Got a stack of lovely black and white airphotos, but wish you had a bit of color in there to help out? Go full-color in one click...

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Fun ambient hillshade in ArcGIS Pro

How to stack up multiple scales of terrain effects into a rich composite hillshade. Because hillshade!

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Challenger Deep micro world

Here's how to make a fish tank-like 3D diorama micro world of Challenger Deep in ArcGIS Pro.

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How to make a 3D diorama in ArcGIS Pro

Here's how you can make those charming little 3D model extracts for all sorts of cool and valid reasons.

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