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QR codes are headed to Abu Dhabi locations

Street signs within the emirate will soon include these smartphone recognizable barcodes.

The Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) has just released a statement in which it has announced that the emirate of Abu Dhabi will soon be including QR codes on its street signs.

These barcodes will provide smartphone users with information of a historical and background nature.

These QR codes will offer mobile device users the chance to learn more historical and background information about specific locations as well as about the streets and their names. The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City will first be implemented in the capital. These barcodes are being created as an element of the Abu Dhabi Emirate Street Addressing, GeoNames and Signage System (ADAGS), which is designed to provide the unique identification of addresses and streets within that emirate.

This project is designed to add QR codes and develop 12,000 all new street names in the emirate.

QR Codes - Abu DhabiThis program will also help to simplify approximately 200,000 existing addresses, while creating around 20,000 street signs throughout the next two and a half years. According to the director of the DMA’s land and property sector, Dr. Abdullah Gareeb, “The new addressing system is expected to vastly improve how businesses and residences are referenced. In addition, emergency response times will also be reduced, because ambulance and fire teams will be able to locate homes easier, for instance. Utilities can also be set up and serviced easier if providers can easily identify the neighborhood and its consumption.”

Dr. Gareeb went on to say that the new address will make it easier for online shopping to occur and will improve the convenience of delivery.

Officials from the DMA had already explained that the current system used by the emirate for addressing identifies each location by its zones, sectors, main streets, internal streets, and either building numbers or plots. Furthermore, many streets are numbered, while streets that are in different districts from one another can have the exact same number. This can make it exceptionally confusing to find and remember addresses, particularly for visitors and tourists.

This new system will not only help to straighten out the confusion, but it will use QR codes for the further identification and information about the current names as well as the historical ones.

QR codes boost the learning experience for school children

Educational QR Codes iPadThe Fort Thomas Elementary Schools are taking a high tech step to enhance education for their students.

Within the Fort Thomas Elementary Schools, students are learning through the use of mobile devices as they scan QR codes that have been put into place to build on the education experience.

The three schools are allowing their teachers and students to use iPads that can scan the barcodes.

Students and teachers alike are using QR codes to help to make learning more fun and interactive at the schools. There are several different techniques that are being used in order to get the most out of what the iPads have to offer. This helps students to pay attention and find their lessons more interesting and appealing.

The QR codes have been applied in a number of fun and creative ways to build on the lessons.

For instance, at one of the three schools, Moyer Elementary School, the students within the third grade used their iPads while they were attending the Kentucky Wax Museum displays as created by the students in the fourth grade. It featured a number of famous historical figures from the state.

Each of the stations featured QR codes that could be scanned by the third graders through the use of the iPad tablet. These scans redirected the students to a website which included paragraphs written by the fourth graders that provided additional information about the individual whose likeness was displayed at the station.

According to Cindy Graves, a fourth grade teacher at the school, “This is just one of the ways we’re using QR codes”. She added that “The students really love getting to use the iPads and scan the codes, it makes learning fun for them.”

Another one of the schools, Woodfill Elementary School, saw its first graders using QR codes in a number of different ways. A teacher for that grade, Shelby Jones, said that the kids love to scan the barcodes, including those that were created for their own websites and blogs, so that they can share their work with others. She explained that by introducing the tablets and barcodes, this year, it has given the ability to further learning considerably.