Map color scales strongly impact the interpretation of a map and impact its accessibility, legibility, and visual interest. WebGeoDa provides a collection of helpful built-in color scaling standards, and also allows for any custom color scale to be added.

Color Format

All color scales should be arrays of RGB values, like so:

const myColorScale = [
    [0,0,0], //r, g, b


ColorBrewer scales, designed by the immeasurable Cynthia Brewer, are available for convenient use in WebGeoDa. Preview these scales below:

When using ColorBrewer scales, you can specify a given scale as shown below:

const variables = [{
    variable: 'myVar',
    numerator: 'myData',
    nProperty: 'myColumn',
    binning: 'naturalBreaks',
    colorScale: colors.colorBrewer.Reds

GeoDa Spatial Statistics

The official GeoDa color scales are available under colors.geoda and include color scales for LISA data and hinge breaks.

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