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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Beer vs Wine

The beer/wine topic was a trap! To get us thinking about value-by-alpha. But now you're here, and you might be like, well, I might as wel...

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Hacking a DEM Sunrise

|This post can alternatively be read as a Cascade story map| You can wield the mighty mighty powers of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) ...

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Smooshing Layers Together for Normalized Maps

If you orbit anywhere near GIS, you probably saw the seminal cultural comment on non-normalized mapping from the one and only Randall Mun...

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Air Mile Index: Visualizing a Recruitment Footprint

Soon, the people of these United States, along with interested multitudes worldwide, will find themselves in the throes of the second-eve...

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Six Months of Drought in the American Southeast

Wildfires, which started in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the end of November, recently spread north into Gatlinburg, TN. No...

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How To: Fake Plastic Maps

Existential Introduction This post will show you how to make realistic-looking fake maps by faking realism over something real, in order ...

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Bump-ified Imagery

There are lots of really complex ways of blending calculated hillshade onto aerial imagery. But there's also a really simple way! With th...

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