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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Deep Blue basemap available in Living Atlas

Who doesn't occasionally need a dark monochrome imagery basemap now and then?

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Make this papercraft globe please

Would you like to share a festive geographic craft with your friends family and colleagues? I heard you!

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Riffing with light and shadow

The terrain visualization capabilities of ArcGIS Pro are bonkers. Here's an experiment approximating how light scatters at different wavelengths.

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How to make this crazy map of hurricanes since 1851

Batten down the hatches, we're making a map!

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How to make this porcelain style map in ArcGIS Online

You know, for like a natural basemap or something. Or just to mess around with effects and stuff.

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How to make this map of Indonesia

Here is a simple map of the islands of Indonesia, just loaded with all manner of cartographic tricks you can totally use in your own maps.

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Put a north arrow on it?

North arrows are very helpful for showing your map readers...where north is. Which is important. Does a map always need one though?

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What maps show us

Biplanes, glacial melting, hammers, migrating storks, German counts, 20th century geniuses, fresh perspectives, and the magic of maps.

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Give point symbols a delicious dimension

Here's how to brew a sweet sweet sense of depth into point symbols. And why. Plus candy.

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