When you run out of colour ramp options for your layers, you can find additional colour ramps for specific layers (topography, bathymetry, temperature)
(For QGIS 2.2 or later)
- Right click your layer and select 'Properties' then 'Style', then 'Single symbol' and click 'Graduated' from the drop down menu.
- Select 'Colour ramp' and scroll down to the bottom of the list and choose 'New colour ramp'
- you can then select 'cpt-city' from the window that opens, then 'ok'. A new window opens with all the cpt-city colour ramps.
- Select the colour ramp you want, click on it, select 'ok' and approve of its name, and you are back in QGIS with your new colour ramp.
- My current favourite is wiki-2.0, but there are loads to choose from. If your colour ramp is not there you can go to the cpt-city website
- At cpt-city http://soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city/ you can see an even greater range of colour ramps including (by NIWA's Erika MacKay) 'NZ-blue' http://soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city/em/index.html
Not all CPT citty pallettes are built into QGIS like this - if you want to add one that is not, follow these insructions.
- If you want to mannually add any of the colour ramps you find on the cpt-city web site, you need to add the Plugin SVG2ColoR,
- After you've added the Plugin, Click on the colour ramp you want, right click on the SVG, and 'Save link as' and save the .svg file somewhere.
- Open your new SVG2coloR Plugin, browse to your just saved .svg file and then click 'export', then save that as an .xml file
- Select the 'Settings' tab back in QGIS, then 'Style manager', then the 'colour ramp' tab, the 'share' button at the bottom of the window, then 'import'
- Browse to the .xml file you just saved the colour ramp as, click on it in the window then click 'import'.
- Your new colour ramp from cpt-city is now ready to use, and added to your other QGIS colour ramps.