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Many Alabamians can’t find themselves on a map, and that’s dangerous – AL.com

Many people from Alabama cannot find themselves on a map and that is a dangerous thing. After a tornado outbreak, people from Alabama were asked to find themselves on a map. A few of them could not do it. The reason this is important is because the people will be able to have warning before a tornado.

Key Takeaways:

  • Up to 60% of Alabamians cannot find their location on a map.
  • Why is this? With smartphones, people just don’t use maps the same way they used to.
  • Researchers are fanning out across Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi to learn more about this problem – and they’re bringing maps.

“She kept getting the same results: Many Alabamians struggled to find their locations on a map.”

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/02/many_alabamians_cant_find_them.html