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Share any Geo Location easily using a QR Code in Android


Have you ever wished you could share you current location, or any location in the world, easily with anybody? Now, it’s as simple as generating a QR Code of it and showing it to another person with a QR-capable device.

Now, how to create that QR Code? If you have an Android device (Android 2.0 or greater), it won’t take you more than 15 seconds. Next, I show you 3 ways of doing this. All you need is QR Droid, if you don’t have this app yet, get it for free here:

1) Using Google Maps app (recommended)

This is the most simple way of doing it. Just follow these steps or watch this tutorial video:

  1. Open Google Maps in your Android (“Maps” icon)
  2. Move to the point you want to share. You can press “Find” button to do it easily
  3. Once you got that point, long-press it to load its address
  4. A label pops out. Click it
  5. Select option “Share this place”
  6. Select “Encode as QR image” (this is an option added by QR Droid app)
  7. QR will automatically extract longitude and latitude and generate a QR Code
  8. That’s it! Now, you can show it to another QR-capable device, send or save QR Code as image

2) From a Google Map link

  1. Go to
  2. Go to destination you want to share
  3. Select “Link” (top-right) and copy URL address (…)
  4. If you did all this from your computer, send that URL address to your Android device
  5. Copy URL in your android and open QR Droid > Geolocation
  6. QR Droid will automatically extract coordinates, which you can see and edit before generating a QR Code. This works too with “short-addresses” used by Google Map, those starting with…

3) Expert’s mode

  1. If you happen to know latitude and longitude of a point in earth, open QR Droid > Geolocation
  2. Enter latitude and longitude
  3. Optionally, enter a query. Google Maps will show a point matching that query, as close as possible to given longitude and latitude
  4. Press the button and that’s done

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