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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Here Are Some Equal Area Projected Maps for ArcGIS Online (and how to make them)

If you are mapping a global or regional phenomenon, especially if you are making a thematic map, consider an equal area projection.

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Age and Social Vulnerability in the Context of Coronavirus

Mapping the confluence of COVID-19 risk factors for US counties.

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Earth Peel

I mean, when you have to describe what a projection is, you pretty much default to the old peeling-an-orange illustration, right?

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A Couple Ways To Create a Coastal Rake Effect and Stuff

That cool vintage horizontal stripe pattern along coasts, that sort of tapers out at distance? Here's a couple ways to make it in ArcGIS Pro.

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How to Make an Area of Interest Fill Effect Like This 1912 USGS Topo

How to replicate a vintage hatched border ribbon in ArcGIS Pro

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HOW TO nominate your stuff to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

A quick look at the nomination form and metadata tips for sharing your good good stuff with the good good GIS community.

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How to Use Custom Graphics for Graduated Symbols in ArcGIS Pro & ArcGIS Online

This is a video tutorial narrated by a professional voice actor.

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Adding a Scientific Color Scheme to your ArcGIS Pro Project

Add color schemes from visualization scientists to your ArcGIS Pro project.

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Landscape Map in the Spirit of Erwin Raisz

How to create this Erwin Raisz-inspired map of Switzerland. And why.

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