I often make graphs which have one “normal” subplot (e.g., a scatterplot) and another subplot which is a `cartopy`

map.

To do this, the easiest way I’ve found is to use `subplot2grid()`

, however I have found that the subplots which are created are not of the same size! For example, see the example below, where the `cartopy`

subplot is significantly smaller than the other subplot.

code:

```
import cartopy.crs as ccrs
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
fig = plt.figure()
ax0 = plt.subplot2grid((1, 2), (0, 0), colspan=1, rowspan=1, projection=ccrs.PlateCarree())
ax1 = plt.subplot2grid((1, 2), (0, 1), colspan=1, rowspan=1)
ax0.coastlines()
ax1.plot(np.arange(5), np.arange(5))
```

output:

My current workaround is to make a `subplot2grid()`

grid which has a very large dimension (e.g. 100 rows by 100 cols), and then I can force the subplots to be the same “size” by making the `colspan`

and `rowspan`

larger or smaller, but this is definitely not ideal.

Am I doing something wrong here? Is there a better workaround?

Thanks!

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