GeoPandas – a detailed example

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Dear World,

Please send me more geographical data to plot so I can keep on using GeoPandas…

Love from Sho’t Left

I can’t believe how much fun this library is!

So my goal was to find a way to map assessment ratings by region, showing the overall result for the region, as well as the individual assessments for each town in the region.

I needed to label each town with the number of staff in that town so the labels were quite long. One of the problems to overcome therefore, was how to avoid overlapping labels. I stumbled across the adjustText library which does just that – oh so effectively, so that was a big win.

I also spent quite a long time working on colour schemes that would be compatible. I think the overall result is quite encouraging and here I share my lessons learned: How it works – GeoPandas detailed mapping.

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