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

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Mon May 30 11:43:01 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):

 A search of the Internet yields many websites and blog posts dealing with
 rainbow color table and the message seems to be quite clear: avoid using
 it. See for example [https://eagereyes.org/basics/rainbow-color-map How
 The Rainbow Color Map Misleads].

 The issue with having it as a default is that it is a sign of an approval.
 Sometimes people even consider rainbow color table appealing which makes
 it even more dangerous default because "it is default selected by the
 smart software creators and I like it, so let's not change it."

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/3043#comment:7>
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