Monday, December 19, 2005


Somebody has a case of the Mondays!! Luckily it's going to be a short week and I only have three Holiday parties to attend. That's not including the two in Austin and Dallas with the family over the weekend. You have got to love this time of year!!

If you have never used ColorBrewer you need to check it out!! ColorBrewer is an online tool designed to help people select good color schemes for maps and other graphics. It is free and 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. ColorBrewer is a color diagnostic tool - not an online GIS. You cannot load your own data into ColorBrewer. Instead, use their maps to "test drive" a given color scheme to see if it suits your mapping needs. You'll need the free Flash plug-in for you browser if you don't already have it. ColorBrewer was designed by Cindy Brewer, a professor at Penn State University, who just released a book titled "Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users". Check out ColorBrewer at

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