TOOLS: A Site for Sore Eyes

Science  19 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5567, pp. 435c
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5567.435c

If colleagues snooze through your seminars, maybe the problem isn't you but your drab visuals. ColorBrewer can help perk up presentations by letting you experiment with various color schemes on sample maps. Created by geographers at Pennsylvania State University, the site lets you choose among 250 palettes and map types. You can find out how a particular combination will look through a projector versus on a laptop screen and even whether someone with red-green colorblindness can see it.

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