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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Glassy North Arrows for ArcGIS Pro

This style for ArcGIS Pro contains four north arrows that look like a spaceship of pandimensional hyperintelligent beings landed on your map.

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A beautiful map poster and the absurd hack it inspired

How to replicate this charming projection effect in ArcGIS Pro

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How to create a sparkline map with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript

A look behind the scenes at the code used to render sparklines as map symbols in ArcGIS.

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A tour of CovidPulse and its inception

What's a sparkline? Where did this idea come from? What insights are in it?

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CovidPulse visualizes the rates of COVID-19 cases, and deaths, in the United States, as compact trend lines. Updated daily.

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Sauce up ArcGIS Pro layouts with a rapturous vignette and hand-crafted artisan text

Two ways to boost the visual splendorocity of your maps. Can't hurt to give it a look, right?

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How to mosaic multiple images into one convenient chunk in ArcGIS Pro

Simple how-to for combining multiple images into one. One image to rule them all. Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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Blend mode mischief: Living Atlas biodiversity as a cookie cutter

Sometimes all that extra map is just extra. Here's how to use a blend mode to show only what you want.

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ArcGIS Pro to Illustrator pt 1: Lake Shapes Poster

ArcGIS Pro supports the Maps for Adobe plugin so you'll be slinging maps in Illustrator before you know it.

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