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Cynthia A. Brewer, Cartographer

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


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 with my Affiliate Faculty status with CEGIS-USGS and research for NGTOC-USGS.

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.

Available from ESRI Press: Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users (2008) and Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users (2005, second edition is in production...stay tuned).

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

Resources Archive

Photo of Cindy Brewer at Dresden ICC2013, by Eric Anderson Photo by Eric Anderson at ICC2013 Dresden

See my handscape by Angela Dorrer