War graves get QR codes!

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Claire.
Categories: mobile technologies.

Morning all, just a short post…

Here is a report I read this morning about an Oxford War Cemetery putting QR codes on graves which give further information about the people buried there.  It just goes to show how valued the role of QR codes is.

BBC

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  Laura
Comment on November 20th, 2012.

This is so cool. I saw something on Russell Howard’s Good News (article here: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4626378/Video-tribute-to-loved-ones.html) that they are now attaching iPads to the front of graves so that people can leave videos, pictures and music. So many ways to use technology.

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      Claire
    Comment on November 21st, 2012.

    I think this a great idea Laura. Saves the trees and the info can be linked to other articles, pages, info so the reader can go where their interests take them.

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  Claire
Comment on November 21st, 2012.

Laura.

The only thing that bothers me about the ipad idea is how are they going to ensure they are not stolen or vandalised. It’s a great idea but with the current economic climate being what it is i can see them going ‘walkabouts’ especially in the run up to Christmas. What child wouldn’t love opening a present on Christmas day to discover it is an ipad? i know my two would be over the moon. At least qr codes aren’t a temptation to those with light fingers!

excuse any horrendous spelling or grammar. I am posting this from my phone (making use of mobile technology lol) and we all know what autocorrect is like!

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  Toni
Comment on November 21st, 2012.

What a lovely idea! I love this, especially as a history specialist! All cemeteries should do this, imagine what an interesting school trip that would make! I agree with you Claire about the iPads, maybe that is taking it a bit too far?

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  Angela
Comment on November 22nd, 2012.

I would never have thought of something like this. What an interestng idea, thanks for sharing it. It reminded me of a couple of years’ ago when I tracked down a website with an online photo of my uncle’s war grave in Egypt and it was wonderful to see as it’s unlikely I’ll get to visit his grave in person. I just wish this technology had been around whilst my Dad was alive – it would have meant so much to him to see where his brother was buried. I can see this sort of technology would bring comfort to many people as well as being a very efficient way for cemeteries to keep track of who is where. My grandad was a cemetery superintendent and he would have been amazed!

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