I am a staunch believer in the benefit of hand analyzing maps to get a good feel for the state of the atmosphere before getting into my forecast. With Covid-19 keeping us out of the office, one of the things I miss the most is being able to print out maps and hand analyze them.

Does anyone have any tips for analyzing maps without printing them out or alternatives to a hand analysis that you have had good experiences with?

  • $\begingroup$ Retro-engineering plots and maps ... sounds like WebPlotDigitizer (automeris.io/WebPlotDigitizer) even if the developer's later walk-through (youtube.com/watch?v=P7GbGdMvopU, 12:58min) is about distances on a topographic map. $\endgroup$ – Buttonwood Mar 26 at 2:26
  • $\begingroup$ Why not use something like MS paint? $\endgroup$ – BarocliniCplusplus Mar 29 at 0:51
  • $\begingroup$ What is the file format of the digital maps? Knowing that would help us identify appropriate software. $\endgroup$ – Craeft Mar 30 at 22:11

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