Location QR Code Generator: How to Create and Use QR Codes for Location

Learn how to create a Google Maps QR Code, Apple Maps QR Code and a Waze QR Code in minutes to make navigation easier for your customers.

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How to create a Location QR Code

STEP 1: Sign up for the 14 day trial on Beaconstac’s QR Code generator

STEP 2: Select the ‘Location’ QR Code

STEP 3: Search for the location you want to make the QR Code for

STEP 4: Customize the QR Code

STEP 5: Test and download it in EPS, SVG, PDF or PNG. You can also save it for later or print it

Google Maps QR Code

Google Maps is incredibly popular, beating Waze and Maps by Apple. According to the Manifest, 67% of consumers use Google Maps. Waze is only used by 12% of users.

A Google Maps QR Code can be used in emails, newsletters, posters, flyers or on billboards and banners to help users navigate to the store’s physical location.

How to create a QR Code for Google Maps location

Creating a QR Code with embedded Google Maps

Let’s say, you want to offer more information to the user apart from directing them to the store location. Perhaps, you want to add a coupon code, a call button or another CTA.

You can do that with Beaconstac’s intuitive QR Code solution.

  1. Create a landing page

    Create a landing page on the Beaconstac dashboard. Add your text, images, buttons and embed the Google Maps location in your landing page. You can also add a retargeting option here for Google and Facebook. So, anyone who scans your QR Code can be retargeted online.
  2. Create a QR Code

    Create a dynamic QR Code to ensure you can keep changing the content. For instance, if you want to display a new offer or have relocated your business, the same QR Code can now point to different information. You can change this information in real-time through the Beaconstac dashboard.
  3. Attach the landing page to the QR Code

    Choose the landing page you created and attach it to the QR Code. Test your QR code and download it in the required format and resolution.

Learn why Beaconstac’s QR Code Generator is the best Location QR Code Generator

How to scan or read the Google Maps QR Code

It is incredibly simple for a user to scan the code.

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Waze QR Code

Waze, unlike Google Maps, has built a culture of user engagement. There are 110 million monthly active users on the app.

A Waze QR Code opens up the Waze app on the smartphone with directions to the particular location. If the app is not installed, then the browser version of Waze is opened.

How to make a QR Code for Waze locations

Apple Maps QR Code

23.3 million monthly users use Maps on their iOS devices. You can also create an Apple Maps QR Code to share in a similar fashion.

If the Maps is available on the iPhone, the QR Code will open up the address in the map. Otherwise, it will take you to the browser version of Maps.

Create an Apple Maps QR Code

How to use a Location QR Code

Location QR codes are the most efficient way to drive footfalls, make navigation easier, and help attendees RSVP instantaneously.








At trade shows and exhibitions, navigation can be tricky for attendees looking for a particular stall. Add a location QR Code to your event badge to give attendees directions to your booth with ease. All they need to do is scan the badge QR Code to get your stall’s location. This helps increase visibility for your business and gather more visitors.

Why location QR Codes are effective

Apart from catering to consumer needs, location QR Codes are an efficient way to get more customers into the store.

Retargeting online on Facebook and Google

What happens when consumers see your print advertisement but do not convert? With online advertisements, it is easy to set up retargeting and up those conversion rates but normal advertising material doesn’t have the same features. With location QR Codes, businesses can leverage print advertising and retarget consumers online. This is possible with Beaconstac’s intuitive dashboard that only requires you to input the Facebook Pixel ID or Google Conversion ID and start retargeting every consumer that scans the location QR Code.

Analyze and track scans

Beaconstac’s advanced analytics allow businesses to see not only how many consumers have scanned the QR Code but also the time, location and data of the scan. This allows marketers to fine-tune campaigns in real time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a location QR Code?

A location QR Code is a QR Code solution that redirects the user to the specific Maps (Google, Waze or Apple) to the said location after scanning it.

What is a location QR Code scanner?

Scan a location QR Code from print media material to be redirected to maps for direction. Google Maps, Waze, or Apple Maps do not have an in-built location QR Code scanner. Make use of your smartphone camera to scan the location QR Code to the said location.

Is a location QR Code free?

No, a location QR Code is not free. However, location QR Codes start from just $5.

Is a location QR Code generator online free?

No, it is not. Beaconstac’s online QR Code generator provides location QR Codes starting from $5.

How do I find a location with a QR Code?

Create a location QR Code to any specific location using Beaconstac’s QR Code generator. Add the location QR Code on brochures, pamphlets, or store fronts so users can scan it and be redirected to maps to find the location.

How do I convert a location to a QR Code?

Go to maps, enter the destination, click on copy URL. Now, go to Beaconstac’s QR Code generator, select location QR Code and paste the URL in the field, customize the QR Code, and download it to convert a location to a QR Code.

How do I scan a QR Code with maps?

Maps do not possess their own QR Code generator. Instead, open the smartphone’s camera and scan the QR Code. If your smartphone does not have an in-built QR Code, download a QR Code scanner app to scan the QR Code.

Can I point a QR Code to another location?

Absolutely. With the help of a dynamic QR Code, you can change which location it points to in real-time. All you need to do is select the new location your QR Code should link to and save the changes.

Create your first location QR Code