QR code stickers give local museum an affordable tech upgrade

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The Williamston Depot Museum is using quick response codes to share more local history. The Williamston Depot Museum in Michigan is using QR code stickers to help share more history stories with its visitors. The quick response codes are scanned with smartphones to open up a wealth of information about the city’s downtown Historical District. The project involves adding QR codes to about 38 buildings so visitors can learn more about their history. Each of the QR code stickers will be unique to the buildings they represent. This provides interested…

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Memorial QR codes help us remember fallen soldiers and vets

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Monuments in civic memorials in Springfield, Ohio may soon feature quick response codes. Memorial QR codes are becoming increasingly commonplace on gravestones and markers in cemeteries. However, in Springfield, Ohio, they may also find their way to civic memorial monuments. The goal is to use the quick response codes to ensure that detailed memories will be preserved over time. Randy Ark, a resident of New Carlisle, is working with Dodds Monuments of Springfield to add memorial QR codes to civic memorials in addition to a larger number of headstones. Ark…

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QR codes help Arkansas elementary students share history

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A group of classmates are now using quick response codes to bring local history to the world. In Texarkana, Arkansas, a class of students in College Hill Elementary School are working to share the area’s rich history with the rest of the world by way of QR codes that can be scanned by smartphones. The idea is to place the spotlight on the local historic sites that are central to the past of Texarkana. In order to accomplish this, the class has been working on attaching QR codes to the…

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QR codes in Frankfurt ensure Nazi atrocities will not be forgotten

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The quick response codes have been integrated into memorial sites in order to inform and educate viewers. Frankfurt, Germany has well over one hundred different memorials that are dedicated to remembering the atrocities that occurred throughout the time that the Nazis were in power and new QR codes have now been installed on 19 of them in order to increase the amount of information that they share with the viewer. The purpose of these quick response codes is to ensure that people will never forget what happened. Scanning the QR…

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Students use QR codes to share history of town

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Teens from Sacred Heart School in Swaffham have placed quick response codes around their town. Students from the Swaffham Sacred Heart School have used QR codes to provide visitors to the Town Trail with access to video recordings that offer more information about the historical site that they are facing. There are a total of 44 different quick response codes that have been placed at locations throughout the town. These QR codes are scanned by smartphones and tablets in order to play recordings that offer information about the person or…

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QR codes enhance the Auschwitz visitor history lesson and experience

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The quick response codes have been added to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The experience that visitors undergo when they visit the site of the former concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau has always been a powerful one, and now QR codes have been added to signage to help to enhance the historical information that is available. Quick response codes make it possible to boost the amount of information and language options from signs. Visitors touring the memorial site will now be able to use their smartphones and tablets to scan…

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Historic German cemetery adds QR codes to open up the past

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Quick response codes have been added to panels near certain gravesites to provide more information than names and dates. The Central Cemetery in Aschersleben, a town in the Saxony-Anhalt district of Salzlandkreis, in Germany, has decided to add QR codes to small signs throughout the historic site in order to give smartphone users the opportunity to learn more about the deceased who are buried there. To start, there will be 21 signs next to grave stones from the 1860s to help people to learn more. Across the cemetery, there are…

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QR codes used in Qingdao on ancient trees

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The quick response codes are a part of a project that helps to identify the various species. Ancient trees within the Qingdao Zhongshan Park in the Shangdong Province of east China have now been labeled with QR codes to give visitors to the area a better opportunity to be able to learn more about these gorgeous giants. The quick response codes were added so that smartphone users could easily scan them to gain information. The QR codes are prominently displayed and are very easy for visitors to the park to…

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QR codes give Chinese historical buildings a high tech flair

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Visitors to the “Villa Community” located in Beijing’s Zuhui District near Hunan Road can scan the quick response codes. In Beijing, the area around Hunan Road in the Xuhui District called the “Villa Community” has now added a new feature using QR codes that is meant to provide visitors and locals, alike, with information about the historic buildings. To start, the quick response codes have been added to twenty historic buildings within the area. The QR codes can be scanned through the use of smartphones and they allow people to…

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QR codes help students give a dam…a history

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These quick response codes are being used by Foothills Community Christian School students. The Ryan Dam in Great Falls, Montana, now offers visitors a new feature in the form of QR codes that can be scanned using a smartphone in order to learn a little bit more about the history of the structure. This feature was added to the area through the accomplishments of local students. The QR codes are located in a place that will make them visible and easy to scan along the River’s Edge Trail on the…

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QR codes help to tell the history of the historical buildings of Dalian

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Quick response codes help to provide smartphone users with more information on the region. Dalian, a port city located in the northeastern part of China, has a long and complex history with influences from other cultures and countries that have contributed to much of the events and architecture of the region, and now these stories are available through QR codes. These quick response codes are available on a number of the historical buildings in the city. Now, many of the historical buildings in Dalian feature boards with QR codes that…

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