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 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: esriurl.com/nelsonstyles

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Steal this Hachure Style for Pro, Please

Get in touch with your cARRRRRRRRtographic roots with this vintage mountain mapping style for ArcGIS Pro.

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Hex Pop

Download this hexagonal mesh of the continental United States with population data. So you can aggregate and normalize! Whoosh!

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Plastic Brick Oceans

How to assemble this Lego-like map of ocean bathymetry.

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Steal this Watercolor Style for Pro, Please

This Pro style will en-watercolor-ify your maps, making them simply irresistible.

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Throwing Shade: Geo-Aware Vignette Layer

Download this vignette layer to wrap sweet light or dark vignettes around your maps, in any projection.

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Migration, Visualization, and Just-Enough-ification

This is the migration of an Osprey hatched from a nesting post built by a Boy Scout near Detroit. How, and why, to make the maps.

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Context Mapping: Fires and Population

Some of the most compelling cartography comes from the blending of two datasets. Here's one way to do it.

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Dot Matrix Elevation

Create minimalist elevation and hillshade maps by hacking Vector Field symbology.

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The 12 Busiest Airports in the World

A map of the 12 busiest airports in the world. Also how to make this thing.

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