Cynthia A. Brewer, Cartographer

Head of Department
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


Available from ESRI Press: Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users (Second edition, 2016).

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

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.

Resources Archive

Photo of Cindy Brewer at Esri Press exhibit 2016