Freopedia Began as a project to install QRpedia codes at locations around Fremantle , Western Australia to link people to articles is Wikipedia. [1] It has been evolved into a WikiTown project to build comprehensive coverage of Fremantle on Wikipedia.

The original idea came from Monmouth ‘s Monmouthpedia . [2] [3]

Fremantle is the first city in Australia to have such a project, and thus a virtual tour of its historic sites. [1] [4] [5] Visitors to Fremantle are Encouraged to take a walking tour with the help of a map produced by the City. [6] The Freopedia Heritage Tour is one of several Fremantle walking tours and trails publicized by the City. [7]

City of Fremantle Mayor, President of the Fremantle Society & President of Wikimedia Australia launching Freopedia

The official launch at the eu lieu WD Moore & Co. Warehouse on 26 May 2013. [1] [8] The Fremantle Arts Center and the Round House Were included in the first set of sites. [8]

The creation of content on Wikipedia and the driving force of the project. Subsequently, the authors of Wikipedians’ project have been selected. Installation of plates has-been the carried out by Fremantle volontaires Society, the University of Notre Dame Australia , and Fremantle Port Authority . The lath Produced eight of Their Own plates of blue plastic, and are (as of March 2014 ) Installing em needs update ] around Victoria Quay and the Maritime Museum . [9]

The cooperation has-been entre les Fremantle Society and Wikimedia Australia , supported by the City of Fremantle , State Records Office , Business Improvement District Fremantle, Fremantle Port Authority, and other organizations in Fremantle. [1] [4] The project was a finalist in the Heritage Council ‘s 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards, [10] [11] and inspired the creation of a similar project, Toodyaypedia, in Toodyay . [12] [13]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:d “Fremantle’s heritage enters the digital age” . Local Government Focus . LG FOCUS (AUS). June 2013. ISSN  0819-470X . Archived from the original on 11 February 2014 . Retrieved 6 July 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ “Wikipedia: How a project launched in Monmouth has global gone” . WalesOnline . 31 January 2013 . Retrieved 12 December 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ McCarthy, James (31 January 2013). “It’s the Smart Way to Put Your Town Firmly on the Map and in the Picture; A Project Wikipedia Launched in Monmouth Has Global Gone – with Copycat Projects Springing Up from Prague to Australia . The Western Mail . Cardiff, Wales . Retrieved 12 December 2013 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b “Australian first for Fremantle heritage” . City of Fremantle . May 2013 . Retrieved 12 December 2013 .
  5. Jump up^ “Freopedia on the Streets of Freo” . 96FM . Retrieved 12 December 2013 .
  6. Jump up^ “Freopedia Heritage Tour” . Fremantle Story . Archived from the original on 2 June 2014 . Retrieved 2 June 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Fremantle walking trails” . City of Fremantle . Retrieved 22 June 2014 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:b “App makes us tour guides” . Cockburn Gazette . 28 May 2013 . Retrieved 12 December 2013 .
  9. Jump up^ “QR codes for VQ” (PDF) . Portfolio . Fremantle Port Authority. March 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2014 . Retrieved 2 June 2014 .
  10. Jump up^ Finalists announced for State Heritage Awards (Press release). Government of Western Australia. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 5 July 2014 . Retrieved 5 July 2014 .
  11. Jump up^ Heritage Council of Western Australia (2014). “Finalists” . 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards . Government of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 5 July 2014 . Retrieved 5 July 2014 .
  12. Jump up^ Mark Wallace; RPS Australia Asia Pacific (15 May 2014). “Toodyay Economic Development Plan” (PDF) . Shire of Toodyay Special Concept Forum Program . Shire of Toodyay. p. 42. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2014 . Retrieved 5 July 2014 . Wiki Town project for Toodyay
  13. Jump up^ Eberle, Margie (March 2014). “New Toodyaypedia: Recording the Way We Were” (PDF) . The Toodyay Herald (322). p. 9. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2014 . Retrieved 5 July 2014 .

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