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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Vessel Traffic Processing in ArcGIS Pro

Create your own vessel traffic products in ArcGIS Pro

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Blending a balance between imagery and cartography…cartimagery

You don't have to choose between an imagery and a stylized cartographic background for your map. The world isn't so rigid as that.

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Super easy way to make vintage coastal hatching

How to recreate that charming vintage coastal rake effect with tapered hatching lines.

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Breathing Earth: Arctic Sea Ice

How to create an animation of the seasonal dance of Arctic sea ice

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Top ten US national parks, by visitor count

Here's a comparative layout of the ten most popular US national parks. And how to make it!

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Multivariate maps: what are they and how can I make them in ArcGIS?

Multivariate maps are interesting and informative if done well. Here's an overview, plus some instructions for ArcGIS Pro and Online.

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One Minute Map Hacks: 41-45

Five more minutes of fast-paced high-octane how-to-edness, in one minute bites.

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Create a before-after layout in ArcGIS Pro with Wayback imagery

How to make a side-by-side comparative layout of the same place. Pow! Wayback and Pro layouts have your back...

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Pebbled Hillshade

Mis-using the Vector Field symbology type to create a halftone-like dotted hillshade technique in ArcGIS Pro.

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