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Photo of Cindy Brewer by Angela Rogers, May 2014
Research Areas:
map design,
color theory in cartography,
topographic map design,
multiscale mapping,
atlas mapping
 
Full CV and
Selected Publications (scans for pre-2004 pubs)

Citations & h-index
Cynthia A. Brewer
Head of Department
E. Willard Miller and Ruby S. Miller Professor of Geography

Department of Geography, 302 Walker Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-5011 
(814) 865-5072, FAX (814) 863-7943
cbrewer@psu.edu

Affiliate Faculty
     
USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science
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ScaleMaster

 

Resources:

National Mapping Expertise Exchange promotes innovation and excellence in national mapping by building connections among mapmakers, educators, researchers, and software developers at academic, commercial, and governmental organizations. This initiative is linked to the Gould Center in the Department of Geography at Penn State and my Affiliate Faculty status with CEGIS-USGS. <NationalMapping.us>

ScaleMaster resources include articles, presentations, posters, and interactive tools on multiscale mapping plus a do-it-yourself ScaleMaster Excel file available for download. ScaleMaster is a structured diagram for organizing multi-scale mapping using multiple databases and design, selection, and generalization decisions. <ScaleMaster.org>.

Available from ESRI Press: Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users (2008) and Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users (2005). See chapter titles and section headings for Designed Maps and Designing Better Maps.

ColorBrewer is a web tool for selecting map color schemes. It was reprogrammed by Andy Woodruff at Axis Maps. <ColorBrewer2.org>

Resources Archive


ColorBrewer graphic piece
 
 
See my handscape
by Angela Dorrer
Teaching: 

Intro and Advanced Cartography:  GEOG 361, GEOG 467, GEOG 560
Current Penn State course content is served by ANGEL at cms.psu.edu.

Geog467 students
Applied Cartographic Design students, Spring 2009
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Related sites:
Penn State
Dept of Geography
GeoVISTA Center