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Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

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UK Zone map[edit]

Hi PaleCloudedWhite - thanks for the tag about File:UK zonemap.png. You're right in your analysis, and right that it shouldn't really be on the Pennines or the Geography of England pages; do please remove it from those. Yes, I made this myself (original research is permitted on Commons!), but it is as you say, from average annual minimum winter temperatures. I like to think that my map is more accurate than the other two that @Nilfanion: mentioned - the first is wildly out in giving a large part of central Scotland as zone 6 (would only apply to the high tops of the Cairngorms) and too much of England as zone 7, while the second is rather haphazard (badly drawn) in its zone boundaries, not matching landforms too well. There may be errors in mine too; anyone with access to better detail is welcome to upload a new version. The dotted lines out to sea are for convenience only to highlight the narrow warmer coastal districts; while the 8/9 boundary is less tricky to see than the 9/10 boundary, removing one but leaving the other would make the map look very odd. I also made (and still have) a similar map for Europe, but never got round to uploading it here. Hope this helps! - MPF (talk) 01:12, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@MPF: Thanks. I'll copy your reply over to the WP map lab discussion page, so the other contributors there can read it. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 14:18, 11 December 2017 (UTC)