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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How to Visualize Uncertainty With Know-It-All Vector Data

How to make those really precise polygons look a bit less sure of themselves. You know, like in real life.

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Take Your Work To Kids Day, Challenge 3: Middle-Earth Your Neighborhood

Parents, kids, gather round and hear a tale about making fantastic maps of your home towns...

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We Wants It: updates and improvements to the “My Precious” style for ArcGIS Pro

May this style be a light to you in dark places when all other light goes out.

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Dynamic Hospital Bed Territories pt 1

Tools for creating regions based on bed counts as the Coronavirus challenge evolves.

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Take Your Work To Kids Day, Challenge 1: Coloring In

Kicking off a series of parent/kid GIS collaborations. Get ready to live.

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Rolling Hospital Bed Data into…Craigslist Zones?

Aggregating counts in a point layer into pragmatic economic zones. If that's helpful.

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Smooshing Graduated Size AND Color into an ArcGIS Online Symbol

Quick ArcGIS Online walk-through of using graduated symbols AND color in the same layer. And even using the same data!

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How to Align Vintage Hillshade with Current-ish Imagery

Here is a run-through of finding beautiful hand-drawn hillshade in the wild, georeferencing it, then blending it into imagery.

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Blank Basemaps for ArcGIS Online

Sometimes you just want to have, like, no basemap and stuff.

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