[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #3043: Change default color table

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Mon May 30 11:37:26 PDT 2016

#3043: Change default color table
  Reporter:  wenzeslaus   |      Owner:  grass-dev@…
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  blocker      |  Milestone:  7.2.0
 Component:  Raster       |    Version:  svn-trunk
Resolution:               |   Keywords:  r.colors, d.rast, rainbow
       CPU:  Unspecified  |   Platform:  Unspecified

Comment (by wenzeslaus):

 Published papers about why rainbow color table is bad (incomplete list):

 * D. Borland and R. M. Taylor Ii, "Rainbow Color Map (Still) Considered
 Harmful," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. 2, pp.
 14-17, March-April 2007. doi: 10.1109/MCG.2007.323435
 * Stauffer, Reto, et al. "Somewhere over the rainbow: how to make
 effective use of colors in meteorological visualizations." Bulletin of the
 American Meteorological Society 96.2 (2015): 203-216.
 * Rougier, Nicolas P., Michael Droettboom, and Philip E. Bourne. "Ten
 simple rules for better figures." PLOS Comput Biol 10.9 (2014): e1003833.

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