Issue No.02 - February (1986 vol.6)
Philip Robertson , CSIRONET (formerly the CSIRO Division of Computing Research)
Recent technological advances have made it feasible to produce full color statistical maps on computer-controlled display systems. This has caused an appraisal of the use of color to represent statistical variables, and the development of a theoretical structure for the choice of suitable univariate and bivariate map coloring schemes. Realization of such schemes in an intuitive and controlled way is important to the comprehension of statistical variables from maps. Therefore, we present a method of generating specific color sequences within the framework of a uniform color space, allowing for the intuitive specification of color sequences and for their realization on various display systems.
Philip Robertson, "The Generation of Color Sequences for Univariate and Bivariate Mapping", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.6, no. 2, pp. 24-32, February 1986, doi:10.1109/MCG.1986.276688