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Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 at 8:05pm
A town in South Wales has taken the step to promote its local landmarks through QR codes in a project called 'Monmouthpedia'.
The original idea came from TEDx talk in Bristol, where they suggested that Wikipedia should "do a whole town" using QR codes. With more than 1,000 QR codes residents and businesses have taken up the challenge and launched Monmouthpedia last weekend.
The Wikipedia entry for the project says "Lest you think this is a passing interest, the town of Monmouth is in it for the long haul. Many of the QRpedia codes are printed on ceramic plaques that should last for decades. The information in articles is backed by the Wikipedia community and will be continually improved and expanded. Physical guides and maps will become outdated, but the Wikipedia articles will always be able to be updated. This potential for on-site access to up-to-date information in any language is what makes the Monmouthpedia model so exciting."
Speaking as someone who never has a guide book to and in a new town this is a great idea and very engaging.
Find out more on Wikipedia here.