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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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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How to emboss an imagery basemap

The world imagery basemap is a beautiful and capable basemap...but what if it was just, like, jumping out at you!

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How to find (and style!) detailed water polygons for your map

Finding high res, recent, water polygons can be a challenge. Here's how you can use Sentinel-2 Land Cover imagery for your vector maps.

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Throwing shade in wild color

How to create multidirectional AND multicolored hillshade in ArcGIS Pro

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How to make tapered rivers in ArcGIS Pro

Here's how to give river lines a sense of direction and cartographic appeal.

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Storybook cartography

How to make your maps look like storybook illustrations...because storybook illustrations!

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How to add mist to terrain in ArcGIS Online

Here's how to drape a layer of mist over your terrain in ArcGIS Online. Because MIST!

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One Minute Map Hacks: 71-75

Another five hacks in an endless stream of one-minute how-to videos.

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