My GeoPandas Plot Went Viral on Reddit

By: Aiden White
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Plot of the tree density in Manhattan

In December 2022 I entered a competition on datacamp that involved visualizing the tree density of Manhattan, NY. I decided to post the above plot I created with GeoPandas to the subreddit /r/dataisbeautiful, and to my surprise, it ended up receiving over 1 million views and 8,000+ upvotes. I got a lot of great feedback in the comments about how I could improve the plot, and I think that engagement may have contributed to reddit showing the post to more users. It just goes to show that if you're willing to be a bit vulnerable and put your work out there to the world, you can learn a lot.