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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Historical Topo Map Explorer (beta)

The USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer is getting an update. Here's an introduction to the beta release.

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How to make this animated map of blue whale migration

Animal migration data is a treat, and an honor, to work with. Here's how you can make an animation of these amazing journeys.

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Reimagining a classic Cheysson thematic map

Here's a a re-think on a classic. I'll rationalize some data-viz choices and layout choices and end up with something completely different.

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How to make features illuminate an underlying basemap

Sure, we can make features look like they are glowing. But how can we make them look like they are casting light on the basemap below?

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How to design and animate a globe in ArcGIS Pro with ArcGIS Living Atlas content

Here is a walk-through for creating spinning globe animations in ArcGIS Pro, like the ones you may have seen in the UC plenary

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Blend mode helper

A color card reference layer, for exploring and understanding the visual effects of blend modes in any map.

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Understanding global water quality trends

Eutrophication is driven by enrichment of waters by nutrients resulting in adverse changes in the balance of organisms and water quality.

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How to make this map of a melting glacier

Here's how to map Columbia Glacier's retreat over six years using ArcGIS Pro with data from Living Atlas apps.

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How to make a coastal halo in ArcGIS Pro…and what color?

Coastal halos help our eyes note the contrast of land and water. Here's how to whip one up in ArcGIS Pro.

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