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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Dot Density Super Splash Zone

What?? Dot Density is en-Pro-ified? Wow, this is good news. I immediately had to drop everything that I was doing, and crank out a dot de...

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Hand to Digital

In a previous post, I walked through the creation of a hand drawn map. In the process I picked up some insights on what it was about th...

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Digital to Hand

For my father's birthday this year, I decided to make him a...gasp...hand drawn map. I'd broken the seal on hand-drawing maps back at C...

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Firefly Recipes

The glowtastic Firefly symbols in ArcGIS Online are lots of fun (I mean a practical and pragmatic spatial visualization mechanism for the...

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My Favorite Hacks of 2017

"Hack", "how-to", whatever the handle, to me it means putting some maybe-unexpected pieces together in a somewhat-unexpected way to creat...

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College Football Recruitment Maps

Did you hear about this thing that colleges have football teams now? And at the end of the year some committee decides on the four best, ...

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Boundary Dropshadow Mega-Hack

I find that vector items floating above a complex basemap can sometimes be hard to see. An imagery basemap will have light patches and da...

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Absurd Paper Maps in Pro

Sometimes I find myself trolling Etsy for gift ideas, and I inevitably end up seeing hosts of amazing minimalist stacked paper-cut maps...

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online? Firefly!

Yes! Those curious glowing symbols that we just can't look away from are now available right out of the box in ArcGIS Online...starting...

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