Anyone practicing data visualization that uses colors to encode data values is faced with the question: “What color map should I use?”
For some guidance on effective use of color maps and some online tools for generating color maps, please consult the web sites below:
- Color Map Advice for Scientific Visualization from Ken Moreland
- SciVisColor Portal a hub for research and resources related to color in scientific visualization
- ColorBrewer: Color Advice for Maps
- “Applying Artistic Color Theories to Visualization” by Theresa-Marie Rhyne, published in Expanding the Frontiers of Visual Analytics and Visualization, Co-Editors: J. Dill, R. A. Earnshaw, D.J. Kasik, J.A. Vince, and P.C. Wong, Publisher: Springer, pp. 263 - 283, 2012. Pre-publication version.
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