For the Delta Emergency Flood Response Mapbook, our team decided to use QR (quick response) codes to give our static, print, mapbook a dynamic and interactive element. The QR codes we used in the mapbook allow flood responders (with a smart phone app that can read QR codes) to quickly access real-time weather data as well as real-time stream level information. The design incorporating QR codes in the mapbook can be seen in the image above.
I won’t go into details about how QR codes work or what app is best to scan them, you can visit wikipedia for more information or google it.
I will show you how I have created, optimized and used QR codes on cartographic products and my favorite utilities that help that process.
The QR codes I have used have been mainly hyperlinks to webpages. My preferred QR code generator is goqr.me. The goqr.me generator can create a code that when scanned translates into plain text, a URL hyperlink, a placed phone call, a text message or a vCard (contact information).
To create a QR code that hyperlinks to a specific project on my website, first I need to navigate to the target page and retrieve the URL. Here’s the URL to the overview of the Delta mapbook on my site:
Simply copy this URL and paste it into the URL tab at goqr.me and this is what you’ll get.....
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