How to Decode PDF417 Barcodes

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PDF417 barcodes are a type of stacked, variable length, bidirectional 2D barcode. It is one of the most widely used 2D barcodes, most commonly found in logistics, transportation (boarding passes), government identification (driver licenses and identification cards), inventory and document management (postal packages). Some of the main features of PDF417 codes are: Encodes all 128…

Extract Data from PDF417 of Driver Licenses

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According to the Card Design Standard by AAMVA, the PDF417 two-dimensional bar code symbology is the minimum mandatory machine-readable technology that must be present on compliant driving license/identification documents. The barcode encodes key information about the cardholder, including name, date of birth, sex, eye color, height and many others. There are two ways to extract data…

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