A Google Maps QR Code makes it easy for your guests to pinpoint a location on the Maps application (or the Maps website on the browser). If you are looking to provide map coordinates of your office or event site, then this code is what you need.

You can use a Google Maps QR Code for the following use cases:

  • Location of your office or shop on your business card
  • Location of the event site on the invitation or ticket
  • Location of a tourist spot on travel brochures

How do I create a Google Maps QR Code?

You can easily create the code by following the steps below:

1. Go to the Google Maps QR Code Generator

2. Search your location in Google Maps Search Box in the page that opens. Select the location and click on ‘Create my QR Code’

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3. Your QR Code has been generated and you will see three design options to choose from – standard, fancy with custom logo, and fancy with custom background.

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You can either proceed to download the QR Code or customize the design.

4. Note: You will be prompted to sign up for a free trial account to save and download your QR Code.

Create a Google Maps QR Code

Create a visually-appealing and dynamic Google Maps QR Code for your office or event location
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Gautam Garg is a Co-founder of Scanova. He is a QR Code enthusiast and a big fan of inbound marketing, CRO, and usability. When taking a break, he likes to travel solo and eat spicy food. Follow him on Twitter @GGarg88

  • Joshua from Ohio

    How do I create a QR Code for say a journal that is being passed to different people. When the QR Code is scanned, it puts a pin on a map of where this journal is/has been? Even better, would there be a way to assign a different colored pin for each unique QR Code (so say I had a red journal floating around, and maybe a yellow journal floating around). It would be neat to see where each journal has traveled.

    • scanovatech

      Hi Joshua,

      Here is what you need to do:

      1. Create a website QR Code to link to a URL
      2. When this QR Code is scanned (and the URL accessed), the landing page should first request permission to access GPS co-ordinates. Note this information is not directly available and user needs to give permission.
      3. Once you have permission, you will have latitude and longitude values
      4. Use these values to create a marker on your own Static Google Maps: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/static-maps/

      Please note that as this is a custom requirement, you will need to build this map on your own.

      If you use Scanova, we will provide you with analytics on how many scans your QR Code got by country and city.

      Hope this was helpful.

  • time&style gk

    Hi, if the QR code is generated within trial days, the QR codes which were generated gets disabled post trial?

  • Lisa Lee

    How can this be used for a Food Truck? I want to put the QR code on my business card, so customers can scan the code and find where my food truck is located daily.