FREE cartography tools

We're making maps!

Here are some of our favorite FREE tools that we're using:

Colorbrewer: color advice for cartography

Kuler: a web-hosted application for generating color themes

Natural Earth Data: public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales

Kuler allows you to upload a picture and take the colors from it, creating a custom palette. Here's one that draws on some vibrant veggies: