Freo's View


Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 16, 2012

As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations the Fremantle Society will start an exciting major project in support of tourism, education and business by RQ mapping significant historic buildings and sites in Fremantle.

RQ internet technology allows owners of smart phones to focus the phone camera on an RQ barcode attached to a building which will lead them to the appropriate item on WIKImedia and give them information on the building, or on a historic site like Bathers Beach. This creates a virtual tour guide for visitors to Fremantle, is a great new and innovative way for students to find out about the history of buildings, and will hopefully entice visitors to stay longer in Fremantle, have another coffee or return for a second visit.

While the majority of the work will be done by Fremantle Society volunteers, funding will be needed to create, print and install the barcodes. This could be done in ceramic, bronze, etc.

The Fremantle RQ mapping could be extended to nature as well by adding bar codes to Western Australian native trees and bushes, so visitors can find out what they are.

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  1. Wiki Wednesday — Sam Wilson's Journal said, on August 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

    […] anything done; but I’d like to. There’s a whole number of things I want to work on. This plan for QR codes in Freo is spurning me on for one, but today it’s just Geffrard that I want to focus […]


  2. freoview said, on August 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

    R is only my favourite letter because it stands for red, my favourite colour, Sam. ;>) I am just an old fool mixing up these things as I know so little about internet technology. At least I am learning from the best, from you, my IT Guru!!



  3. Sam Wilson said, on August 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I know R is your favourite letter of the alphabet, Roel, and should therefore always go first, but I must point out for the elucidation of your readers that it is, in fact, QR! (More info at


    Love the idea of tagging flora!


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