The police in Fond du Lac County have added a photo and a QR code to the gravestone of “Jane Does”, an unidentified murder victim, so that viewers with smartphones can scan the barcode and obtain more pictures and information about the deceased and the case from the Sheriff’s Office.
This woman is the only unidentified murder victim the county has ever had. When the QR code is scanned, any photos they have, and a limited … Read entire article »
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QR codes are not just for marketing or social promotion. There is a more somber aspect to the codes that is rarely seen. The codes originated in Japan as a way to keep track of inventory, but before they became the mobile marketing tool they are today, the codes were used in cemeteries to provide information regarding the recently deceased. This same concept is being incorporated in Seattle, Washington, by Quiring Monuments Inc.
Quiring Monuments is a leading designer of headstones for memorials and monuments throughout the U.S. Owner Dave Quiring had been exploring different methods at making interactive gravestones for years before stumbling upon QR codes. After attempting to utilize many expensive and temperamental technologies, the codes proved to be just what he was looking for.
Quiring is embedding the codes … Read entire article »
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