Improved map that better reflects geographical distribution of New York city residents on government subsides

Today I cleaned up the same dataset I used for the previous blog entry and created a new map. The following map, I believe, better reflects geographical distribution of New York city residents on government subsidies. First, unlike the previous map where you can see place markers ironically misplaced in Europe and elsewhere, this improved map has corrected the error. All place markers are now located in New York city and its surrounding areas. Second, each place marker has an accompanying number that indicates how many people in that area are receiving public assistance. Third, I changed the colors of the place markers. The darker the color, the greater number of poor people in certain areas. This is definitely more intuitive than the one I posted before. Lastly, I changed the map from map view to satellite view to see if it looks better.

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