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I've been using ColorTool (based on supreme ColorBrewer) for most of my mapping needs in ArcMap. After migrating to ArcGIS 10 I discovered that it will no longer be a case.

Are there any other options to include ColorBrewer palettes in ArcGIS 10?

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    There was recently a blog post by the ESRI mapping center on Color tools in general that may be of interest, goo.gl/475oV . Although hopefully celenius's workaround will suffice, I don't doubt one could save a few custom formats to suffice most needs. – Andy W Feb 23 '11 at 19:17
  • neither of these solutions works. – user18361 May 21 '13 at 14:52
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    There is a working link for the ArcGIS Colorbrewer style in this question: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/225890/… – Albert Jan 26 '17 at 13:24
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If you only need color scheme of ColorBrewer, http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14403 is a workaround while waiting for new update of ColorTool.

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    Excellent - exactly what I needed :] – radek Feb 24 '11 at 10:59
  • The link is not working as at 9/1/2018 and the new branded codesharing.arcgis.com does not have it (as far as my patience allows). – fatih_dur Jan 9 '18 at 1:39
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Here is Nice information about it. http://gis-techniques.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-get-color-brewer-ramp-in-arcmap.html

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National Cancer Institute have not updated the excellent ColorTool for ArcGIS to ArcMap 10 yet:suggest that an email request sent to the ColorTool Technical Support: gistools@imsweb.com

http://gis.cancer.gov/tools/colortool/

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From a previous comment I made: I emailed the developers (gis.cancer.gov/tools/colortool) and received the response: "The current installer does not fully succeed in ArcMap 10 environments, however you can manually add the "ColorToolPro9_2.0.tlb" from the installation location (usually c:\program files\NCI GIS Tools\colortool) to add the command to a toolbar. " Which I suppose is a satisfactory workaround.

  • Hi, I tried VietTanh Le's approach but I want this toolbar to work to avoid cluttering of color maps. Did this work for you? I went to Cutomize->Toolbars and then "add from file" and it says ColorTool9 NC_Toolbar are added but I couldnt find it in either of toolbar list or command list – yosukesabai Jan 1 '12 at 1:03
  • This thread is a bit old but I encountered the same result. "Add from file", window popped up saying toolbar had been loaded but was unable to find it in list of toolbars or commands. – Kstoney Apr 9 '13 at 19:18
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If you're not completely wedded to ArcGIS, QGIS has really nice custom color ramp capabilities for both vector and raster.

Useful info:

http://www.gistutor.com/quantum-gis/19/50-single-band-raster-layer-symbology-in-qgis.html

and

http://anitagraser.com/2011/11/02/more-color-ramps-for-qgis/

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