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Viral 'photo' is composite image, but other map shows true and growing size of devastation
- A viral photo shows Australia smoldering like a piece of charcoal about to ignite.
- The composite image shows all fires over an entire month, which is not the same as all fires raging at the same time.
- That's not to say the devastation isn't real, and growing–as proven by another map.
European Word Translator: a simple idea adds a cartographic flourish to Google's online translation service
Giant Christmas image took 80 miles and nine hours to make
- Anthony Hoyte practises 'Strava art' – he uses the fitness app to draw pictures on maps.
- Two years ago, he started drawing festive images for the Christmas season.
- This year's effort, a giant reindeer sprawled across London, took 9 hours to 'draw'.
Austro-Japanese aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi later concentrated on plans for Pan-Europe.
- Unity is strength: This 1920s map divides the world among just five superstates.
- The map was produced by count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, who devoted his life to European unity.
- This utopian map may have inspired George Orwell's dystopian world in 1984.