Community Wikipedia Scheme "Monmouthpedia" Launched

By Gary Cutlack on at

The town of Monmouth is about to get detailed in extraordinary depth, with the Monmouthpedia project set to chart its "notable places, people, artefacts, flora, fauna and other things" to promote the place to smartphone-using modern visitors.

It's a community effort, with schools, universities and other generally quite bored people asked to contribute their facts and photos to the project, which will then see the town plastered with QR codes -- making it easy for tourists to dig out links to the data in their own language.

The hope is to have over 1,000 active QR codes dotted around Monmouth by April. If you'd like to help, they're looking for people who can translate it all into Welsh -- and 270 other languages. [Monmouthopedia via BBC]

Image credit: QRpedia trial in Monmouth from Flickr