Archive of resources from Cindy Brewer's home
Terrain methods instructions prepared by students
in Applied Cartographic Design course, Spring 2011. Slides for
presentation at NACIS 2011 (57MB PPT).
Atlas of the
(2009) is the first comprehensive atlas of
population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s.
Trudy Suchan is first author and project leader, and I'm included in
the author set. Chapters in PDF for the large-format publication (300
pages, 800 maps) are online.
Mamata K. Akella, 2008, First
Responders and Crisis Map Symbols: Making Communication Clearer
Stephen D. Gardner, 2005, Evaluation
of the ColorBrewer Color Schemes for Accommodation of Map Readers with
Color Vision (6.1MB PDF)
for the Gates"
poster by Cindy (8x21")
press releases about ColorBrewer: first
3. CMYK color specifications
for Census atlas maps
Hatchard's research, as an MSc student, shows these schemes all
work well for
4. The prototype Census atlas from 2001: Mapping Census 2000: The
Geography of U.S. Diversity (Census 2000 Special Report, Series
reprint of the Census atlas online (also on Amazon; ISBN 1-58948-014-7).
Color use guidelines for mapping and visualization:
Presentation at ASA 1999
Figures from Visualization
7. Guidelines for
selecting hue pairs
for diverging schemes , Figures from Cartographic
Color Representation of
Slope Simultaneously , Proceedings paper with
additional figures, Auto Carto 11.
Epidemiological mapping (with Linda Pickle):
CDC mortality atlas with maps designed to be read by colorblind;
related PSU press release .
10. Annals article
classing epidemiological maps in series (6MB
PDF ) and supporting
web site with maps, data, and test questions used
still checking and editing the maps on this site, so don't do anything
serious with them quite yet).
Go back to Cindy's page
or PSU Geography or GeoVISTA