Thanks Radha Krishna for the detailed report.

May be other cities can also make utilize of the Watch list Geo Notices for
future meetups  .
Put a request here
and notify me or one of the admins on English Wikipedia.

Tinu Cherian

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM, RadhaKrishna Arvapally <> wrote:

> Dear all,
>             The 42nd Bangalore Wikipedia Wikimeetup was held on 12 Feb
> 2012, at Wikimedia India Chapter office ( The Centre for Internet and
> Society), Domlur. [1] Five Wikimedians attended the meetup.
>               This time, we introduced GeoNotice on English Wikipedia for
> announcing the meetup on the same morning in the Bangalore area [2].  A
> geonotice is a notice similar to a sitenotice,  but it is displayed only to
> users who are physically located in some subset of the Earth. This is only
>  a watchlist geonotice , appearing on the watchlist  page of logged in
> users. May be we should try this at least a week ahead, next time, to catch
> enough attention of regular Wikipedians, and possibly on other Wikipedias
> too.
>             Arun Ramaratnam gave a talk and demo on How QR codes work, How
> QRPedia ( used this technology in an innovative way.
> QRpedia is a mobile Web based system which uses QR codes to deliver
> Wikipedia articles to users, in their preferred language. When a user scans
> a QRpedia QR code on their mobile device, the device decodes the QR code
> into a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) using the domain name ""
> and whose path (final part) is the title of a Wikipedia article, and sends
> a request for the article specified in the URL to the QRpedia Web server.
> It also transmits the language setting of the device [3] The crowd
> discussed on the possible ways of implementing QRPedia in Indian contexts
> and museums in India. We discussed about the current limitations and how
> they can be improved.
>            We discussed on how to take forward the Wiki Loves Monuments
> initiative in India [4]. Naveen Francis announced the registration of
> We discussed about the MoU with National
> Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi . It was decided to follow up
> and close the loop in signing the MoU with the Museum. Radhakrishna
> Arvapally also discussed about a possible partnership with Brain Museum of
> NIMHANS, Bangalore (Only Brain Musium in India). Arun talked about his
> earlier interactions with the Government Museum of Bangalore [5]. We need
> to complete this list of Museums in India. [6] and identify volunteers to
> work with them.
>         The Meetup was adjourned with the customary group photo sessions.
> You can find more photos here [6]. The next Bangalore Wikimeetup ( Meetup
> 43) is to be held on Sunday, 11-March-2012 Time: 3:00 PM IST. [8]
> Notes:
> 1)
> 2)
> 3) Source : Wikipedia
> 4)
> 5)
> 6)
> 7)
> 8)
> Thanks to Tinu for help !
> --
> Thanks & Regards,
> RadhaKrishna
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