Westminster Business Forum on Tourism in the UK - Open for Tourism
by Roger Bamkin on Dec 18, 2012
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Westminster Business Forum Chaired by Julian Smith M.P. and Lord Harrison. Here we talk about open data, multi-lingual support and hyper local tourism. ...
Westminster Business Forum Chaired by Julian Smith M.P. and Lord Harrison. Here we talk about open data, multi-lingual support and hyper local tourism.
Open for Tourism. Here I mean “Open” as in “open data” as well as in welcome. Why are we concentrating on falling budgets when the UK has been given such an advantage with our cultural heritage. This is a free resource which we can use. The picture at top right shows Westminster as it appears in the virtual world. This is the information available to anyone looking around for where to visit. The map shows an area of Westminster as it would be viewed in English by anyone. Its a rich picture. Every building is shown and large items like statues. This is a free map created by volunteers. Each of the red marks shows that a Wikipedia article is available. It looks brilliant. Its one of the best described areas of the UK. IT doesn't look this good in Chinese or Indonesian. One of the closest places that is described well in Indonesian is Gibraltar...
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