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In the City of Manor, Texas, QR codes are used to display information on historical monuments.
The aim behind using quick response codes in this manner was to 'engage citizens, businesses and tourists by using mobile technology on a very limited information technology budget'.
City staff have educated local businesses on how QR-codes can be utilized in their marketing strategies, and the City of Manor planned to extend their wireless facilities to reduce problems for tourists who do not wish to pay to download content on their mobile devices.
You can read the report here (.pdf).
(Source: 2D Code)
In a German agricultural field, a giant QR code was cut into the loam to mark it out on Google Earth.
According to the project creators:
“A Semacode measuring 160 x 160 meters was mown into a wheat field near the town of Ilmenau in the Land Thuringia. The code consists of 18 x 18 bright and dark squares producing decoded the phrase “Hello, world!”. The project was realized in May 2006 and photographs were taken of it during a picture flight in the following month."
Austrian architects Soehne & Partner have created 'Code Unique', a hotel complex in the Dubai Studio City district built with QR coding engraved in to its bones.
Project 'Code Unique' aimed to create a futuristic building that pushed the boundaries of architectural design. Sadly, it is no joke. The image above was only of many conceptual designs as planning went ahead last year.
There has been no recent update on the construction, so we can all hope the idea has been binned. I wonder if it was planned so people could scan it?