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 esteemed Dr. Kenneth Field and I trade barbs, quips, and mapping secrets.

We’ll pool together some maps that we’ve made and take turns flying through how to make them in ArcGIS; like map-maker tennis. All secrets revealed!

For my part, I’ve assembled a set of interesting/absurd/hmmmm-worthy maps over the past year. I’ve got a set of ten pretty much locked in. And if there’s time in the session, I’ll pull from some of last year’s maps -that’s where I need your help.

I’ll bring these map projects to go over…

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Lights On & Lights Out

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The Wheel of Happiness

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Chernoff

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Bubble Madness

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Fast Food Frequency

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Split Hex

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Hacking a DEM Sunrise

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Beer vs Wine

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College Football Air Mile Index

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Lego-ifier

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It’s a whirlwind of map fabrication. And if there’s time left in the session, I’ll have a grab bag from last year that I can pull from. In the comments section, please let me know your preference of which you’d like to see (or, I suppose, which you’d hate to see). Or a ranking of them if you are feeling crazy.

Candidates, Time-Permitting. Please tell me your preference…

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The Global Sharknado Threat

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Five Years of Drought

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The United States of Craigslist

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Hurricanes Since 1851

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Thanks for your help and I hope to see you at the Esri User Conference this July 10 – 14! Don’t forget to comment on your preference from the last batch of maps.

Happy Mapping, John

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4 Comments

  1. johnmdye says:

    Five Years of Drought
    Global Sharknado Threat
    Beer Vs Wine

  2. Kenneth Field says:

    Hey John,
    Would it be OK if I brought some of my maps to show and tell too? Admittedly they’re a bit thin on the ground this year what with writing a book but we need some non-Nelson stuff to balance the sheer magnificence. The crowd can’t take a whole 75 mins of Cartonelsonography.
    Ken (the guy doing the session with you)

    PS – have you done Sharknado 2 (the second one), or 3 (oh, hell no!), or 4 (the 4th awakens) or 5 (Earth 0) or…

  3. thom7739 says:

    What, no hamsters?