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 Content team at Esri, pushing and pulling data in all sorts of absurd ways -and then talking about it. I also get to spend time with the Story Maps team, working on fun and useful user experiences. 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. Loads more how-to posts: My YouTube channel: Loads of Styles for Pro: Instagram:

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How many Grand Canyons deep is Challenger Deep? And other important questions.

Let's dive into some context-building examples of just how deep the deepest place on earth is, shall we?

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Firefly Imagery Updates

Our favorite dark dramatic desaturated World Imagery map has a fresh look.

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One Minute Map Hacks: 21-25

Five more one-minute map hacks for those among us who have no time for two-minute map hacks. That's twice the value!

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Vector Tile Style Editor mega hack

Here is a silly mixed up bonkers (super fast and easy) way to experiment with a wholesale change to a vector basemap's color palette.

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How to make this ocean graphic in ArcGIS Pro and Photoshop

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an ocean graphic for a graphic design asset, using sweet GEBCO bathymetry.

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Piracy & Time Travel

Donning data visualization goggles to filter, pivot, animate, and otherwise magically parse a phenomenon is a real wonder.

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How to create the pen and ink stipple effect in ArcGISPro (and how to save it to a style)

Here is a look under the hood at the Pen and Ink style for ArcGIS Pro. And how to save stuff to a style.

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Please Steal this Pen and Ink Style

An inky cartographic style for your ArcGIS Pro adventures. Did you spend hours tediously stippling card stock to create a charming shade effect?

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Corporate Map: A business-casual dress code for your web map

To Whom It May Concern: Here is a cool blue corporate-ish web map that you can use for your snazzy corporate applications.

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