Color research applications in mapping and visualization

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Abstract

Color science has provided a wealth of research that is useful in mapping and visualization. Cartographers use work on perceptual color systems, color vision deficiencies, surround induction, color naming, printing and display, and conversion between color systems. From this grounding, we structure our symbols to represent real-world phenomena so they can be discovered and understood by map readers. Color offers a three-dimensional structure which can be used to organize symbols for multivariate mapping. Mapmakers do not always have the color specification skills for this type of analytical design work, but color schemes offered on the Web at ColorBrewer.org provide starting sets that are structured to match the basic organizations of map data: sequential, diverging, and qualitative schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventFinal Program and Proceedings of the IS and T and SID - 12th Color Imaging Conference: Color Science and Engineering: Systems, Technologies, Applications - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2004Nov 12 2004

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OtherFinal Program and Proceedings of the IS and T and SID - 12th Color Imaging Conference: Color Science and Engineering: Systems, Technologies, Applications
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period11/9/0411/12/04

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Brewer, C. A. (2004). Color research applications in mapping and visualization. 1-3. Paper presented at Final Program and Proceedings of the IS and T and SID - 12th Color Imaging Conference: Color Science and Engineering: Systems, Technologies, Applications, Scottsdale, AZ, United States.