A nice, and simple idea from the Indiana State Fair as parents will be able to slap a free wristband on their kids (or pets) to help keep them safe. Created by lostandfindme.com the wrist bands sport a handy QR code and when scanned will convey information such as the parent’s mobile phone number and/or email address. If a child is lost and found wearing the wristband, the QR Code is scanned using a QR Code Reader mobile application on any smartphone. About 5,000 of the wristbands will be distributed at the lostandfindme booth… kudos! See more HERE
With smart phones being the dominant form of communication in regards to how people receive and consume information, a growing number of map publishers -including individual cartographers and trail blazers who have maps to share for enthusiasts of their choice- are tapping into technology in the form of Quick Response Codes (QR codes) to help promote, sell and deliver maps electronically. QR Code usage is gaining popularity but how exactly does it work for maps? A great question indeed and Ted Florence, CEO of Avenza Systems looks closer at this topic, describing what his company is doing with QR codes and how you can take advantage of them with your maps.