Territorial development through Wikimedia projects


A 2017 research document that adding information on Wikipedia about cities affects tourists’ choices of overnight visits. In particular, adding information to Wikipedia increases overnight visits average by 9% during the tourist season, and the impact comes mostly from improving the shorter and incomplete pages in Wikipedia.
The talk will present projects conducted in Trentino, South Tyrol and Insubric area within Wikimedia projects with the aim of community building and territorial development. In particular, we will present the following projects:

  • edit-a-thons in museums and rural areas of the province of Trento
  • uploading of 3D images of the province of Bolzano (in collaboration with IDM Südtirol)
  • “Sui passi di Carlo Amoretti”, a modern rediscovery of the places told in a book from 1800s