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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Fantasy Book Illustration Maps in ArcGIS Pro

As is the case with most map adventures, I started out working towards something else entirely, and the dark magic of GIS swept me in an ...

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Starbucks vs Dunkin' Donuts Mega Map Blast

Data is just maps waiting to be made. And the making of maps is such a fun ride that often there are a bunch of really cool maps that we ...

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Woodcut Bathymetry Maps

Please do not read this blog post about how to create woodcut bathymetric maps. Here's a close-up... You're still reading?! Ok, I ...

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Interesting and Absurd Uses of Digital Elevation Models

At the 2017 Esri User Conference, Ken Field will dazzle you with an array of beautiful techniques and examples of Relief Representation. ...

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Esri User Conference Map How-to-a-palooza

At this year's Esri User Conference, there will be a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-crazy-thematic-mapping-demo-fest session wherein the e...

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Happy Maps

World Happiness Report  Every year, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases a measure of happiness for s...

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Firefly basemap starter pack for ArcGIS Pro

Whoa, a Firefly basemap just went live! Check it! Visit this ArcGIS resource page to download an ArcGIS Pro project with all of the f...

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Lights On & Lights Out

Update: Here is an ArcGIS Pro project package that get get you going on creating a firefly basemap, like the one used here. This is a ma...

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The Weird World of a Cartographer's Brain -and Basketball

What we choose to watch on TV says a lot about who we are and what we’re into. Of course viewing preferences between different sports ...

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