google maps qr code

Say you’re planning to throw a party and want to invite your friends and family. You’ve booked a venue and want to share the location to your guests. A Google Maps QR Code will help you pin-point the exact location of the venue on the maps application on your guest’s smartphone.

So, if you are looking to provide maps coordinates of your office or event site this code is what you need.

You may need a Google Maps QR Code to share the location of:

  • Your office or shop on your business card
  • An event site on the invitation or ticket
  • A tourist spot on travel brochures

Various types of QR Codes help you make your promotional as well as operational activities better and easier.

A. How do I create a Google Maps QR Code?

You’ll find many location QR Code Generators online. Using Scanova for demo purpose, here is a step-by-step guide on ‘how to create a google maps QR Code’:

1. Go to Scanova’s Google Maps QR Code Generator
2. Search your location in Google Maps Search Box in the page that opens

3. Select the location and click Create QR Code

google maps qr code create

4. A pop-up will appear prompting you to change the name of the QR code. Change the name of the QR Code and click Save

google maps qr code name
5. Three QR Codes will appear with options to Customize and Download QR Code in three distinct designs— Standard, Custom background design, and Custom logo design

google maps qr code design and download
6. Proceed with any of the QR Code design you want
7. Once you’re done, say after customizing the QR Code, click Download. A pop-up will appear prompting you to sign-up for a 14 day free trial to be able to download the QR Code. Note that the pop-up will also give you an option to make the QR Code static or Dynamic (recommended)

google maps qr code sign-up

8. Once you sign-up, you’ll be able to download the high resolution QR Code image in various formats— PNG, JPG, SVG, etc.

google maps qr code download

That’s it. Now that you have the QR Code for location of the venue/business/tourist spot, you can print it on your business card/invitation card/travel brochure.

B. How can you edit the QR Code’s location

Say you created a QR Code for Google maps to share office’s location and you happen to shift your office. Now you want to change the location of the QR code. You can do it if you selected the dynamic option while creating the QR Code. A dynamic QR Code is editable and allows you change the encoded data anytime. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Go to Scanova and click Saved QR Codes
2. Select the QR Code
3. Enter the new location and click Update QR Code

google maps qr code update

Once you update the QR Code, the location will be updated while QR Code will remain the same.


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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That’s all you need to know about a Google Maps QR Code generator. If you still have questions, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

Gautam Garg is a Co-founder and the CEO 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 go trekking and eat spicy food.

Comments

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

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