Colour Basics for GIS Users

Colour Basics for GIS Users

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An essential handbook that provides a step-by-step guide to the use of colour for GIS users and cartographers. All GIS users face the task of visualising the results of complex analysis, but the wealth of options available can be overwhelming. Even if a user manages to pick suitable colours on screen, the printed result often proves inaccurate and unusable. Brown and Feringa have put together a concise guide to the use of colour for all GIS users, cartographers and those involved in remote sensing. The handbook explains the importance of colour, how it can be input, then manipulated, and most importantly, displayed. The authors also include an essentail colour chart produced by the ITC - this colour chart is the definitive version used by GIS users worldwide.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 137.2 x 210.8 x 7.6mm | 249.48g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130333433
  • 9780130333438

Table of contents

1. Colour vision, pigments and primary colours 2. Colour descriptions and colour spaces 3. Colour input 4. Colour output 5. Colour charts 6. Hints on the use of colour on graphic display screens and printed maps
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'Any student enrolled on a GIS or Cartography course, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, would find this book enormously useful as an everyday reference text. Given the increasing number of courses and programmes in this field then I would confidently predict an expanding market for such a text. This is probably in the order of 5 to 10 thousand units in Europe over its shelf life. If the book were to be launched in the USA then I would predict a similar number of sales there, especially if tagetted at the Community College sector.' - Steve Carver
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