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QRpedia in Bhubaneshwar
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Anirudh S. Bhati
2018-08-06 14:54:06 UTC
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Hello everyone,

I came across this article from March 2018 recently, and was curious to
know if there has been any progress on this front?

Anirudh

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Information just a 'scan' away: Historical sites in Bhubaneswar to get QR
codes soon

The QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures and
on being scanned through smartphone, these codes will help visitors get
detailed information of the monument and its history
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2018/mar/29/information-just-a-scan-away-historical-sites-in-bhubaneswar-to-get-qr-codes-soon-1794102.html

BHUBANESWAR: Historic monuments in the Capital will soon get QR codes as
per a new plan of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA). In a bid to
make the culture and history of the city more accessible to citizens,
tourists and researchers in India and across the globe, the BDA has
partnered with the Centre for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge
(CIS-A2K) to start the ‘QRpedia’project’.

The QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures and
on being scanned through smartphone, these codes will help visitors get
detailed information of the monument and its history, pictures and other
details of the site they are visiting. According to sources in BDA, the QR
codes will direct visitors to Wikipedia page of the City-based sites and
the monuments in the language of their choice, Odia or English.

The move, first-of-its-kind in the country, will add the city to the list
of select countries like UK and Australia where the QRpedia is applied to
increase the footfall of tourists.Officials of BDA said with an increase in
the footfall of tourists to the city in 2017, articles on Wikipedia on
monuments have increased by more than 25 per cent as compared to 2016. “The
QRpedia project will help tourists, researchers and others, in gaining a
better understanding of the region. Projects such as QRpedia have been
undertaken in countries like the United Kingdom and Australia in a bid to
enable the tourists for exploring the rich historical background of the
places they visit,” a BDA official said.

The partner organisation CIS - A2K will help in generating more content
about the monuments in the Capital, sources added.The BDA officials have
named the content generating project as ‘Edit-a-thon’. They have received
about 193 articles written by 26 editors in 13 different languages
including, Bengali, Sinhalese, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi,
Azerbaijani (official language of Azerbaijan), German, among others.Out of
the 193 articles, 44 articles were generated in Bengali and were drafted by
four Wikipedians, followed by 42 articles written by an editor in Sinhalese.

Tech innovation
● QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures
● 25 pc increase in articles on city’s monuments on Wikipedia in 2017
against 2016
● Edit-a-thon, a content generating project has been started
● 193 articles in 13 languages received so fa
Sailesh Patnaik
2018-08-06 15:28:28 UTC
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Hi Anirudh,

We (Odia Community and CIS) are doing this project in collaboration with
Bhubaneswar Development Authority, due to Hockey World Cup planning we
haven’t been able to follow up with the institution for the next step. I
will try to give some updates soon on the progress of this event.

Regards
Sailesh
Post by Anirudh S. Bhati
Hello everyone,
I came across this article from March 2018 recently, and was curious to
know if there has been any progress on this front?
Anirudh
--
Information just a 'scan' away: Historical sites in Bhubaneswar to get QR
codes soon
The QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures
and on being scanned through smartphone, these codes will help visitors get
detailed information of the monument and its history
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2018/mar/29/information-just-a-scan-away-historical-sites-in-bhubaneswar-to-get-qr-codes-soon-1794102.html
BHUBANESWAR: Historic monuments in the Capital will soon get QR codes as
per a new plan of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA). In a bid to
make the culture and history of the city more accessible to citizens,
tourists and researchers in India and across the globe, the BDA has
partnered with the Centre for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge
(CIS-A2K) to start the ‘QRpedia’project’.
The QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures
and on being scanned through smartphone, these codes will help visitors get
detailed information of the monument and its history, pictures and other
details of the site they are visiting. According to sources in BDA, the QR
codes will direct visitors to Wikipedia page of the City-based sites and
the monuments in the language of their choice, Odia or English.
The move, first-of-its-kind in the country, will add the city to the list
of select countries like UK and Australia where the QRpedia is applied to
increase the footfall of tourists.Officials of BDA said with an increase in
the footfall of tourists to the city in 2017, articles on Wikipedia on
monuments have increased by more than 25 per cent as compared to 2016. “The
QRpedia project will help tourists, researchers and others, in gaining a
better understanding of the region. Projects such as QRpedia have been
undertaken in countries like the United Kingdom and Australia in a bid to
enable the tourists for exploring the rich historical background of the
places they visit,” a BDA official said.
The partner organisation CIS - A2K will help in generating more content
about the monuments in the Capital, sources added.The BDA officials have
named the content generating project as ‘Edit-a-thon’. They have received
about 193 articles written by 26 editors in 13 different languages
including, Bengali, Sinhalese, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi,
Azerbaijani (official language of Azerbaijan), German, among others.Out of
the 193 articles, 44 articles were generated in Bengali and were drafted by
four Wikipedians, followed by 42 articles written by an editor in Sinhalese.
Tech innovation
● QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures
● 25 pc increase in articles on city’s monuments on Wikipedia in 2017
against 2016
● Edit-a-thon, a content generating project has been started
● 193 articles in 13 languages received so fa
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Anirudh S. Bhati
2018-08-06 15:54:53 UTC
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Thanks for the response, Sailesh. This project sounds exciting. I am
looking forward to your updates on it.

Is there any repository of most updated information on GLAM projects their
progress in India? I found this page but it hasn't had substantive edits
since 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/India

Yours,
Anirudh

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Post by Sailesh Patnaik
Hi Anirudh,
We (Odia Community and CIS) are doing this project in collaboration with
Bhubaneswar Development Authority, due to Hockey World Cup planning we
haven’t been able to follow up with the institution for the next step. I
will try to give some updates soon on the progress of this event.
Regards
Sailesh
Post by Anirudh S. Bhati
Hello everyone,
I came across this article from March 2018 recently, and was curious to
know if there has been any progress on this front?
Anirudh
--
Information just a 'scan' away: Historical sites in Bhubaneswar to get QR
codes soon
The QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures
and on being scanned through smartphone, these codes will help visitors get
detailed information of the monument and its history
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2018/mar/29/information-just-a-scan-away-historical-sites-in-bhubaneswar-to-get-qr-codes-soon-1794102.html
BHUBANESWAR: Historic monuments in the Capital will soon get QR codes as
per a new plan of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA). In a bid to
make the culture and history of the city more accessible to citizens,
tourists and researchers in India and across the globe, the BDA has
partnered with the Centre for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge
(CIS-A2K) to start the ‘QRpedia’project’.
The QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures
and on being scanned through smartphone, these codes will help visitors get
detailed information of the monument and its history, pictures and other
details of the site they are visiting. According to sources in BDA, the QR
codes will direct visitors to Wikipedia page of the City-based sites and
the monuments in the language of their choice, Odia or English.
The move, first-of-its-kind in the country, will add the city to the list
of select countries like UK and Australia where the QRpedia is applied to
increase the footfall of tourists.Officials of BDA said with an increase in
the footfall of tourists to the city in 2017, articles on Wikipedia on
monuments have increased by more than 25 per cent as compared to 2016. “The
QRpedia project will help tourists, researchers and others, in gaining a
better understanding of the region. Projects such as QRpedia have been
undertaken in countries like the United Kingdom and Australia in a bid to
enable the tourists for exploring the rich historical background of the
places they visit,” a BDA official said.
The partner organisation CIS - A2K will help in generating more content
about the monuments in the Capital, sources added.The BDA officials have
named the content generating project as ‘Edit-a-thon’. They have received
about 193 articles written by 26 editors in 13 different languages
including, Bengali, Sinhalese, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi,
Azerbaijani (official language of Azerbaijan), German, among others.Out of
the 193 articles, 44 articles were generated in Bengali and were drafted by
four Wikipedians, followed by 42 articles written by an editor in Sinhalese.
Tech innovation
● QR codes will be installed on temples and other heritage structures
● 25 pc increase in articles on city’s monuments on Wikipedia in 2017
against 2016
● Edit-a-thon, a content generating project has been started
● 193 articles in 13 languages received so fa
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