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Tags and Assets

What kind of tags can you track with MapYourTag?

MapYourTag mobile app (Android & iOS) can scan various kind of tags. 
  • QR code
  • Barcode
  • NFC tag
  • Custom Tag
Whatever the kind of tags you'll use, you attach the tags to your assets in different ways. You can use printed stickers and label, engraved plastic or metal plaque,...

The MapYourTag mobile app can read barcodes, QR codes, NFC, or an asset ID tags. 


QR code

QR Code is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED. QR code stands for Quick Response code. It is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code). MapYourTag does supply QR code that you can print yourself on any label. Or ask us for a quote for printed labels.

QR code
QR code

You can scan the QR code from the MapYourTag app on your smartphone (Android & iOS). You need the camera on your phone fully functional for this operation. 

The MapYourTag website enables you to generate QR codes from your account. You can print yourself the QR codes using our template pages for standard labels from the Manage Tags page. You can also download all necessary data in an Excel or CSV file to make the QR code printed or engraved by any vendor. 

You can use your own QR codes label. You scan your QR code to assign it to your asset.


You can scan the barcode from the MapYourTag app on your smartphone (Android & iOS). You need the camera on your phone fully functional for this operation. 


You can use any barcodes complying with the following formats: QR_CODE, DATA_MATRIX, UPC_E, UPC_A, EAN_8, EAN_13, CODE_128, CODE_39, ITF.

NFC tag

NFC stands for Near field communication. NFC-enabled smartphones or tablets can read NFC tags. Launch the MapYourTag on your phone and approach the back of your phone very close to the tag for scanning it.

NFC tag
NFC tag

Custom tag or ID tag
An ID tag is an identification tag. It usually contains a unique identifier assign to the asset (i.e. serial number). It may be a character string that includes letters and other typographical symbols. It's frequently numerical digits.

TIPS: You can use a mix of the different tags above. For instance an NFC tag with a QR code and a serial number printed on it.