Color Key to Presentation of Understandable Scientific Data

Use of color in maps illustrations

Credit: See Below


Credit: Cynthia Brewer, Penn State

Modified spectral color pattern as seen on ColorBrewer.org. Notice green is removed.


Credit: Cynthia Brewer, Penn State Use of color to indicate population density and change in population from Census 2000


Credit: Cynthia Brewer, Penn State

Terrain maps for Hungry Valley State Vehicular recreation Area north of Los Angeles. Map on left shows aspect using random color hues, no slope. Map on right uses color hues to indicate direction, intensity to indicate slope and lightness to show the form of the terrain.