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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Make this AI-inspired topo landscape please

Here's how to fake an isometric 3D topo terrain in 2D! And stuff.

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Layout sandwich

How to make a layout sandwich with two synchronized map views, some masking, and some mischief.

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John Snow’s cholera map reimagined

A re-making of the classic map that launched epidemiology. Thoughts, and methods, for visually linking two phenomena.

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Make this 3D printed globe please

It's that time of year to warm ourselves beside the electric hum of a plastic filament printer and fall into the joy of making.

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How to reattach land that spills over the International Dateline

Ah, that cartographic conundrum of Siberia reaching over to peak out of the left side of a world map...

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Imagery basemap ready for data

Imagery basemaps are lovely and provide unparalleled context. But that detail can be troublesome.

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Analysis in the browser: How to draw walkable territories around city parks in ArcGIS Online

So many geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS Online's Map Viewer. Here are but a couple of them.

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Smashing attributes together for convenient mapping

Here's how to create a virtual field, based on a combination of fields you already have. And stuff.

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How to cover up coastal artifacts in mosaiced imagery

Sometimes mosaiced imagery over water can have undesirable seam artifacts or gaps. Here's one way to make that water look snazzy.

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