I was plotting some points with the plot function in GeoPandas. I realized that when I plotted using Point.lat, Point.long, the points didn't fall at the right place but when I exchanged the coordinates to the format Point.long, Point.lat, the points fell at the right places. Can anyone explain this?

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From the GeoPandas documentation:


Source: https://geopandas.readthedocs.io/en/latest/gallery/create_geopandas_from_pandas.html

See also: https://stackoverflow.com/a/49635530/6630397


Longitude is typically the "X" value and Latitude is the "Y" value. Point pairs are usually in [x,y] format. [x,y,z] in 3D

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