Choose a color palette

Social Explorer provides a set of predefined color palettes to allow for better data visualization. There are two ways to choose a color palette.

From the Change data menu

  1. Click Change visualization type in the Change data menu.
  2. Select Change color palette
  3. Choose the color palette that works best with your dataset.

Once you select a color palette, it becomes the "preferred" color palette, and the application tries to honor your choice until you select a variable that specifies a different color palette.

You may also create your own custom color palette. Click here for instructions.

From the map legend

  1. Click the Style the visualization icon  in the map legend.
  2. Select Change color palette.
  3. Choose the color palette that works best with your dataset.

Explore brand new additions to the color palette for Social Explorer maps. Choose from exciting new color palettes like Sunset and Oasis for the sequential scheme, or Choco Mint and more for the diverging scheme to visualize your research.

The map legend is now a separate component located in the bottom left corner of your screen. You can switch between different legend modes: minimized, maximized, detailed, and simplified.