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Welcome to ColorBrewer!
ColorBrewer is an online tool designed to help people select good color schemes for maps and other graphics. It is free to use, although we'd appreciate it if you could cite us if you decide to use one of our color schemes.

Click any ColorBrewer link on this intro page to use it.
How to Use It
ColorBrewer is easy to use. Just follow the "Step1", "Step2" etc. boxes and you'll be creating attractive color schemes appropriate to the nature of your data in seconds.

When they appear, don't forget to click on the Step 3 mini legends (they load the different color schemes).

NOTE: ColorBrewer is a color diagnostic tool - not an online GIS. You cannot load your own data into ColorBrewer. Instead, use our maps to "test drive" a given color scheme to see if it suits your mapping needs.

What Software do you Need?
You'll need the free Flash plug-in for you browser (Flash 5 or later). If you get a big empty box when you try to load ColorBrewer, go here and download the plug-in.

Need more detailed instructions? Go here

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9983451, 9983459, 9983461