The first ever wikitown is about to go live. Wikipedia contributors embarked on an ambitious project just a few months ago, to fully transform a small historic town in England into a 21st century city fully connected to the internet.
In order to do this, volunteers plastered the town with QR codes, over 1,000 of them, for each interesting or important place and then set about creating Wikipedia pages, in several languages, for all of them. The project is now almost done and the town is getting ready to celebrate
the achievement this weekend.
It's a very interesting project
. Visitors will spot the QR codes around town. The municipality is providing free WiFi access across town, so internet access isn't an issue. Visitors will be able to scan the codes and be directed to a Wikipedia page for that code in their native language, thanks to QRpedia.