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Monmouth is the world’s first Wikipedia town. MonmouthpediA aims to cover every single notable place, person, artefact, flora, fauna and other things in Monmouth in as many languages as possible. Monmouthpedia belongs to and can be contributed to by everyone. It involves people from all around the world collaborating to share their knowledge through text, photos video and audio Wikipedia gives our work a global audience. We are the first town in Wales to have free and open wifi available to everyone. We use QRpedia codes around the town to give people easy access to content in their own language.
What is a QRpedia Code?
Monmouthpedia uses QRpedia codes, a type of bar code 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. We have over 1,000 QRpedia codes in Monmouth.
How do I use a QRpedia Code?
1. Log onto the free wireless network available throughout the town
2. Go to the application on your phone (or tablet device) where you can search for new applications (e.g Marketplace on Android or the App Store on iPhone).
3. Search for and download one of the free QR code readers available.
4. Open the application and point your camera at the QRpedia code. It will scan the qr code (like a barcode in a shop) and take you to the web page.
Location of QRpedia codes around the town
Everyone can add maps and trails using content from Wikipedia, they will be accessible through this site and through QRpedia codes located on fingerpost signs throughout the town. As more information is added to Wikipedia it is automatically added to the maps.
Everyone can add trails using content from Wikipedia, they will be accessible through this site and through QRpedia codes located on fingerpost signs throughout the town.