Probably the best geospatial visualizations are done by overlaying the data over the map. Whether the whole globe, a continent, a state, or even the sky, it is one of the easiest ways for a viewer to comprehend the relation between the data and geography it has displayed.
In this recipe we will be learning how to project data on a map using matplotlib's
As we are already familiar with matplotlib as our plotting engine, we can extend that to matplotlib's capabilities to use other toolkits, one such example being the
Basemap mapping toolkit.
Basemap itself doesn't do any plotting. It just transforms given geospatial coordinates to map projection and gives that data to matplotlib for ...