What is MonmouthpediA?

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Monmouthpedia is the first Wikipedia project to cover a whole town – specifically the Welsh town of Monmouth. The project aims to cover every single notable place, people, artefacts, flora, fauna and other things in Monmouth in as many languages as possible, but with a special focus on Welsh.
MONMOUTH – THE WORLD’S FIRST WIKIPEDIA TOWN – LAUNCHED: MAY 19TH 2012 – SHIRE HALL – MONMOUTH – WALES

Monmouthpedia will use QRpedia codes, a type of bar code (like the one on the top right corner of this page) that a smartphone can read through its camera that takes you to a Wikipedia article in your language. QR codes are extremely useful, as physical signs have no way of displaying the same amount of information and in a potentially huge number of languages. This is a different scale of a wiki-project.

On top of this exciting Wikipedia event, Monmouthshire County Council will install FREE TO USE Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet) across the town, for this project and beyond.

[banner design by Dilly Boase, free to reuse when credited (CC-BY-SA 3.0), a high resolution version can be found here.]

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