Selected Publications by Cynthia A. Brewer
October 2009

My CV .PDF has a more complete list of publications. I added this list to highlight ones I think are most useful and so it's easier to copy/paste usefully formatted references.


Brewer, C.A., and B.P. Buttenfield, 2009Mastering Map Scale: Balancing Workloads Using Display and Geometry Change in Multi-scale Mapping, Geoinformatica. Published as Open Access: DOI 10.1007/s10707-009-0083-6.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 2008, Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users, ESRI Press, Redlands CA (ISBN 1-58-948160-2).

Suchan, Trudy A., Marc J. Perry, James D. Fitzsimmons, Anika E. Juhn, Alexander M. Tait, and Cynthia A. Brewer, 2007, Census Atlas of the United States, U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Special Report, Series CENSR-29, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 302 pp (ISBN 1-58-769010-5).

Brewer, Cynthia A., and Barbara P. Buttenfield, 2007, Framing Guidelines for Multi-Scale Map Design Using Databases at Multiple Resolutions, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 34(1): 3-15.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 2006, Basic Mapping Principles for Visualizing Cancer Data Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), American Journal of Preventive Medicine 30(2S): S25-S36.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 2005, Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, ESRI Press, Redlands CA, 203 pp. (ISBN 1-58948-089-9).

Brewer, Cynthia A., 2003, A Transition in Improving Maps: The ColorBrewer Example, in U.S. Report to the International Cartographic Association, special issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science 30(2):155-158.

Brewer, Cynthia A., Geoffrey W. Hatchard and Mark A. Harrower, 2003, ColorBrewer in Print: A Catalog of Color Schemes for Maps, Cartography and Geographic Information Science 30(1): 5-32.

Mark A. Harrower and Cynthia A. Brewer, 2003, ColorBrewer.org: An Online Tool for Selecting Color Schemes for Maps, The Cartographic Journal 40(1): 27-37.

Brewer, Cynthia A., and Linda Pickle, 2002, Evaluation of Methods for Classifying Epidemiological Data on Choropleth Maps in Series, Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92(4): 662-681.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 2001, Reflections on Mapping Census 2000, Cartography and Geographic Information Science 28 (4): 213-235.

Brewer, Cynthia A., and Trudy A. Suchan, U.S. Census Bureau, 2001, Mapping Census 2000: The Geography of U.S. Diversity, Census Special Report, Series CENSR/01-1, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC.

Eicher, Cory L., and Cynthia A. Brewer, 2001, Dasymetric Mapping and Areal Interpolation: Implementation and Evaluation, Cartography and Geographic Information Science 28(2): 125-138.

Suchan, Trudy A., and Cynthia A. Brewer, 2000, Qualitative Research Methods for Research on Mapmaking and Map Use, The Professional Geographer 52(1): 145-154.

Brewer, Cynthia A., and Robert B. McMaster, 1999, The State of Academic Cartography, Cartography and Geographic Information Science 26(3): 215-234.

Wentz, Elizabeth A., JoAnn C. Vender, and Cynthia A. Brewer, 1999, An Evaluation of Teaching Introductory Geomorphology using Computer-based Tools, Journal of Geography in Higher Education 23(2): 167-179.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1999, Color Use Guidelines for Data Representation, Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Graphics, American Statistical Association, Baltimore, pp. 55-60.

MacEachren, Alan M., Cynthia A. Brewer, and Linda W. Pickle, 1998, Visualizing Georeferenced Data: Representing Reliability of Health Statistics, Environment & Planning A 30(9): 1547-1561.

Brewer, Cynthia A., and Andrew J. Campbell, 1998, Beyond Graduated Circles: Varied Point Symbols for Representing Quantitative Data on Maps, Cartographic Perspectives 29: 6-25.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1997, Spectral Schemes: Controversial Color Use on Maps, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems 24(4): 203-220.

Brewer, Cynthia A., Alan M. MacEachren, Linda W. Pickle, and Douglas J. Herrmann, 1997, Mapping Mortality: Evaluating Color Schemes for Choropleth Maps, Annals of the Association of American Geographers 87(3): 411-438.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1997, Evaluation of a Model for Predicting Simultaneous Contrast on Color Maps, The Professional Geographer 49(3): 280-294.

Olson, Judy M., and Cynthia A. Brewer, 1997, An Evaluation of Color Selections to Accommodate Map Users with Color Vision Impairments, Annals of the Association of American Geographers 87(1): 103-134.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1996, Guidelines for Selecting Colors for Diverging Schemes on Maps, The Cartographic Journal 33(2): 79-86.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1996, Prediction of Simultaneous Contrast between Map Colors with Hunt’s Model of Color Appearance, Color Research and Application 21(3): 221-235.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1994, Color Use Guidelines for Mapping and Visualization, Chapter 7 (pp. 123-147) in Visualization in Modern Cartography, edited by A.M. MacEachren and D.R.F. Taylor, Elsevier Science, Tarrytown, NY.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1994, Guidelines for Use of the Perceptual Dimensions of Color for Mapping and Visualization, in Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts III, edited by J. Bares, Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), San José, Vol. 2171, pp. 54-63.

Brewer, Cynthia A., and Ken A. Marlow, 1993, Color Representation of Aspect and Slope Simultaneously, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Cartography (Auto-Carto-11), Minneapolis, pp. 328-337.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1992, Review of Colour Terms and Simultaneous Contrast Research for Cartography, Cartographica 29(3&4): 20-30.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1990, The Effect of Color on the Perception of Map Scale, in Student Honors Competition Winning Papers, edited by E. Wingert, Proceedings of the Cartography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, Toronto, pp. 1-12.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1989-90, Color Chart Use in Map Design, Cartographic Perspectives 4: 3-10.

Brewer, Cynthia A., 1989, The Development of Process-Printed Munsell Charts for Selecting Map Colors, The American Cartographer 16(4): 269-278.

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