John Nelson
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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: esri.com/arcgis-blog/author/j_nelson/ My YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/JohnNelsonMaps Loads of Styles for Pro: esriurl.com/nelsonstyles Instagram: instagram.com/johnmnelson/

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Beer vs Wine

The beer/wine topic was a trap! To get us thinking about value-by-alpha. But now you're here, and you might be like, well, I might as wel...

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Hacking a DEM Sunrise

|This post can alternatively be read as a Cascade story map| You can wield the mighty mighty powers of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) ...

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Smooshing Layers Together for Normalized Maps

If you orbit anywhere near GIS, you probably saw the seminal cultural comment on non-normalized mapping from the one and only Randall Mun...

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Air Mile Index: Visualizing a Recruitment Footprint

Soon, the people of these United States, along with interested multitudes worldwide, will find themselves in the throes of the second-eve...

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Six Months of Drought in the American Southeast

Wildfires, which started in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the end of November, recently spread north into Gatlinburg, TN. No...

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How To: Fake Plastic Maps

Existential Introduction This post will show you how to make realistic-looking fake maps by faking realism over something real, in order ...

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Bump-ified Imagery

There are lots of really complex ways of blending calculated hillshade onto aerial imagery. But there's also a really simple way! With th...

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