An Independent Family-Owned Newspaper
Follow us on:
Subscribe to our RSS News Feed
Monmouth to be first Wiki-town
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
A NEW Wikipedia project will put Monmouth on the map as the world’s first Wiki-town.
The scheme allows smartphone users to scan special barcodes for information about places of interest in the town.
It all came about after Monmouth man John Cummings attended a Wikipedia seminar on barcode technology in Derby. He said to the organisers this could be used to advantage in a town and as a result the ‘Monmouthpedia’ project was born.
John worked with UK Wikimedia’s Roger Bamkin on the project and now the county council is supporting an appeal for information to load onto the site.
Anyone who would like to be involved can find information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: GLAM/ MonmouthpediA
All content © of Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review unless stated otherwise.
Comments on this news item:
Be the first to comment using the form below.
Add your comment:
Sir Ray Tindle
Advertise with us
Something to sell?
Hands off our Forest!