New online signs in Moscow

August 21
Municipal services

In 2021, several hundred navigation signs will be supplemented with QR codes, Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his blog.

“Next year, we plan on adding QR codes to several hundred city signs marking buildings associated with the history and heroes of the war years. Although the project is not so ambitious, it’s tremendously important. The new format of city navigation will serve the good cause of preserving the historical memory of heroic deeds of the people in the Great Patriotic War,” said the Moscow Mayor.

The city already has successful examples of combining online and offline navigation. So, this year 19 “smart” plates with QR codes were installed on the city streets. They point out the way to the Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Gora and the residential buildings of marshals – commanders of the Great Patriotic War, including Ivan Bagramyan, Semyon Budyonny, Kliment Voroshilov, Georgy Zhukov, Rodion Malinovsky, Konstantin Rokossovsky and plenty more.

People simply have to point a smartphone camera at a QR code and they will be directed to a page where they can compile a route to a marshal's house, as well as read his short biography. The project received many positive reviews and high praise from war veteran organisations.

The Moscow Mayor also noted that the city has updated its navigation system over the past few years: “In the centre and residential areas, 11,139 city signs have been put up , indicating the shortest way to places such as schools, clinics, museums and other public buildings in Moscow.”




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