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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Water Lines…They need some space

It's not you, it's them. They just need a little bit of space right now. In fact, the more space they get the more space they need. Wha...

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Mega-Easy Coastal Stipple Effect

Ah the days of old, our field bursting with artists plying their craft, creating maps of breathtaking imagination and technique. Just w...

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Luminance Hack

Here is a map of over one hundred years of 6+ mag earthquakes. Together they trace out the Pacific Ring of Fire. With a name that cool, w...

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Hand Crafted Artisanal Legends

WHAT Are you prepared to build map legends in a manner keeping with traditional tools and free-range ingredients? Like with locally sourc...

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Steal These Vignettes Please

I'm prone to add vignettes to my maps. They are a handy, and sometimes beautiful, way to frame the composition and draw the eye in to the...

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How to Make this Crazy Map

Here's a run-down of all the general steps required to cook up this map, which happens to show the relative burden of home ownership: It...

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3D Brain Hack

You may or may not have studied, or practiced, GIS in an era when you'd be expected to line up two aerial images taken at different angle...

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Time Warped Cartograpy

Here is a ridiculous walking distance map of Seattle. The geography of areas accessible via a 1, 2, and 3 hour stroll are warped into con...

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Lightsaber Lines –I mean Firefly Lines

Hang on! This blog post can alternatively be read in a mind-bending full-screen epically scroll-tastic Cascade Story Map. No? Ok, well it...

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