Weather Hype

Weather Hype

Episode 58: Can You Find Yourself on a Map?

June 25, 2019

Because a majority of our weather information heavily relies on the use of maps and other geographic information, meteorologists are always asking: can people find themselves on a map?

This week’s episode of Weather Hype is inspired by a fireside chat that broadcast meteorologist James Spann had a few of months ago. During this discussion, James asks a great question: Can people simply not understand maps?

On this episode of Weather Hype, we dig deeper into this question as we search for alternative perspectives to this perception that people cannot find themselves on a map. We examine James Spann’s fireside chat, take a closer look at some of the studies that he cites, and consider an alternative perspective offered by Kim Klockow-McClain in a recent Washington Post article.

That and more on this week’s episode of WeatherHype. A podcast where we talk about weather, climate, and how it affects you. So, stay tuned, because WeatherHype is coming up next!

Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison: and "Missing"  and "Upbeat Party" by Scott Holmes: