A QR Code (it stands for "Quick Response") is a cell phone readable bar code that can store website URL's, when scanned by a smart phone, it will direct the browser of the smart phone to the url.
A blue plaque is a tool used to commemorate significant sites (sites can be significant to a community for a whole host of reasons). It is an invitation to people to discover more about a site and its history. The iconic look is the circular shape with white writing on a blue background. It is currently estimated that there are about 150 to 200 blue plaques in and around Johannesburg.
This project intends installing QR codes ( in a ceramic or metallic plate ) next to blue plaques in Johannesburg city as a pilot project during the year 2013.
QR Coding for JHB building
- QR coding of ten buildings ( list to be finalised with James )
- QR coding technicalities to be verified by Dumisani
- James to investigate possibility of JHF (and other bodies) to donate minimum meta data on these buildings.
- Grant proposal Mid Feb 2013
- Funded Mid March
- Three months to implement
- Blue Plaque - James Hall
- City of JHB- Eric Itzkin
- Wikimedia ZA- Dumisani
Proposed meeting amongst partners around end of Jan.
Outcome and crowd sourcing
- Track number of times the ceramic QR code is scanned.
- create a feedback mechanism.