Thursday, February 03, 2011

Occoquan uses #QR Codes to tell an old story

“Occoquan has a rich and interesting history and we use a number of traditional means to convey this to visitors—more than a dozen town historical markers, several county historical markers, a Civil War Trails display, an Occoquan Historical Society display, and national and state register plaques,” he said.

Such markers, however, entail considerable expense, and in some cases considerable space.

“In a small town like Occoquan it’s not practical, either financially or in terms of available space, to display as much historical information as we would like using traditional signs and markers,” he said.

Porta believes that QR codes may be one way to address that challenge.

“I don’t want anyone to think these are going to replace traditional historic markers,” he said. “This is really just supplemental. It’s just one more way to access the data.” Read More

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