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The cooperation with Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects can be considered a tool to develop territories and Smart Cities.


Opportunities Offered by a Territorial Focus
Opportunities Tools
Involving a team of institutions and individuals based in a specific area in contributing to content on Wikipedia. ...pediA, Smart city uses of Wikipedia, Opération Libre
Inviting Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons contributors to focus on a specific goal (documenting monuments, parks, a specific territory - city, area, town, village). Wiki Loves... Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Hearth, Wiki Loves Africa.
Involving schools in contributing to empruve content related to their area. Adotta un comune, http://wikivillage.ch/
Linking territories to Wikipedia, through apps and QRcodes. QRpedia, Smart city uses of Wikipedia
Creating an event to physically move people to a location to produce photos and geographic data (maps). Mapping parties, Wiki takes..., Wikigita


Producing Content
Content Approach to Produce Content Methodology
Texts Editing articles on Wikipedia based on texts from existing books, brochures...
  1. Use of texts under the open license cc by-sa or public domain; or authorization from the copyright owner-s (authors/publishers/city council...) to release content under the open license cc by-sa
  2. Uploads and edits

Share Your Knowledge, UNESCO, Culture and Safety in Africa

Photos Photos from galleries/libraries/archives/museums GLAM projects
Photos Photos produced by individuals Wiki takes..., Wikigita, Wiki Loves... Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Hearth, Wiki Loves Africa.
Geographic Data Data collected by individuals on site Mapping parties
Producing Engagement
Methodology Addressing Projects
Contest Individuals (often active wikipedians) Wiki Loves..., 100 days, milestones
Cooperation/agreement Institutions, associations, city councils/administrations GLAM projects, contracts, partnerships, agreements with chapters, ...pediA
Tours Wikipedians Opération Libre, WikiGita, Wiki Takes...


Project name Country Description
Stubs of city councils US, followed by many countries From October 2002.
Opération Libre France 48 hours collaborative project aiming at documenting a town in collaboration with citizens, associations and active wikipedians.
Ma Commune Wikipédia France Ma Commune Wikipédia is a project focussing on improving articles related to citi councils in France.
WikiGita Italy Wikiexcursions organised in Italy in particular during Wiki Loves Monuments.
Wiki Loves... The Netherlands (and international) Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is a public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments, organized by Wikimedia chapters, groups and local Wikipedia volunteers. The public takes photos of monuments, upload those to Wikimedia Commons, and then they can be used in Wikipedia and elsewhere. The goal is to make the world's heritage monuments visible for the world wide public. Wiki Loves Contests.
...pediA UK (and international)
Wiki Takes... USA (Canada further tools) Wikipedia Takes Your City is a one-day photo scavenger hunt and free-content photography contest where participants compete to take as many photographs as possible of sights in a particular locale for Wikipedia articles that need them.
Wiki Takes Rural Areas Spain No Spanish municipality without a photograph (2015-2018)
WikiDaheim Austria https://www.wikimedia.at/projekte/wikidaheim/
WikiVillage Switzerland http://wikivillage.ch/
Regiowiki Austria A Wikipedia-like website focussed on regional knowledge, to allow content from local communities to be uploaded and documented online (even if not considered notable for Wikipedia). https://www.wikimedia.at/projekte/partnerprojekte/


List of Territorial Projects
Project City Country Starting year References
TarfayaPedia Tarfaya Morocco 2017
Monmouthpedia Monmouth (South Wales) UK 2012
Joburgpedia Johannesburg South Africa 2013
Bremenpedia Bremen Germany 2014
Tartupedia Tartu Estonia 2013
Sestopedia Sesto San Giovanni Italy 2013
WiBrugherio Brigherio Italy 2016
Bustopedia Busto Arsizio Italy 2014
Umepedia Umeå Sweden 2014
Freopedia Fremantle Australia 2013
Toodyaypedia Toodyay Australia 2013
Gibraltarpedia Gibralta UK 2012
Toulouse Toulouse France 2010 Article on Wikimedia France blog
Esino Lario Esino Lario Italy 2006
MedinaPedia Tunis, Sfax Tunisia 2015
Opération Libre [1] Different cities in France France 2013-2018
NissapediA Caltanisetta Italy 2014
WikiSanGiovanniValdarno San Giovanni Valdarno Italy 2018
Fano Loves Wiki Fano Italy 2017
Wiki Takes Manhattan New York USA 2008
WikiBotevgrad Botevgrad Bulgaria 2018


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