We conceived CGeomap to create projects related to the teaching of locative media and the creation of locative literature, locative heritage, historical memory and storytelling. We are especially interested in helping you to create collaborative locative writing projects, teaching this new interactive audiovisual language linked to the Earth. We want to explore new kinds of writing and literature in collaboration with art centers, museums, public libraries, book shops and publishers.
We are a collective of artists, creatives of different fields and technologists immersed in the potentials of Locative Media during the last 15 years. We are not a business, do not make commercial products and select carefully the new projects, based on social, cultural, educative and ecological values. We want to establish creative relationships,to initiate creative synergies with you.
Please submit your project and we will evaluate your needs. Take into account that your project should draw from one of the topics listed above. We can not respond to all kinds of projects and if we believe there are better solutions out there for you, we will try to redirect you to other platforms and collaborators.
You don't need to have knowledge of programming but you need some basic skills in the editing of images and sounds to upload contents into the web editor. For example the sounds and images can not exceed a certain size.
Yes, the contents editor is accessible on the CGeomap website from your desktop computer. You can not use the editor from your mobile device.
CGeomap is based on the open source Content Manager System SPIP. The basic code of CGeomap is available on Github and you are free to use it if you want. If you are a programmer and you are interested in the code, we may be hiring you starting from 2021 on, contact us.
We created an online editor accessible from the web browser on your computer through an url.
You can upload and geolocate texts, images, sounds, links and even videos from youtube and vimeo on the CGeomap editor.
Yes, you can create and open a link as a new webpage from the Web App or open a compatible page (like wikipedia) as an iframe inside the web app.
We can teach you in 30 minutes how to geolocate your contents on the editor and walk it from your Web App. Additionally you can rely on our team of CGeomap pro editors, if you want to hire a professional to prepare your media and create your entries for an extra cost.
CGeomap is triggering the location of the GPS of your smartphone. Your locative contents will not be responsive indoors.
Yes, you can convert a locative entry into a hidden entry only triggered by a QR code generated by our editor and not by GPS. We can integrate a QR code reader for your specific projects on a custom Android app. Keep in mind that the CGeomap Web App do not integrate a built-in QR code reader.
There is no detailed documentation online for the moment. We teach you the very simple process during an online session.
We are not a business and we will never use your contents and data for our own or commercial purpose. We can erase you information anytime on a simple request.
We have not implemented yet a way for you to extract your data and download them for a backup directly from the editor. You will have to keep the original media of your entries on your computer.
We will keep your content available during 2 years or erase it at any moment before this period on simple request. It will not be possible to edit your content until you renew your subscription. After 2 years we will erase your data from our server.
Technically there is no need to create a stand-alone app because CGeomap functions as a Web App and works on the web browser of any mobile device. On request we can provide an Android app for an extra cost. This can be useful for projects who want to get visibility in the world of mobile apps, being more “branded” and quickly accessible with no need to open the web browser. Also we have an extra functionality of a QR code reader that we can integrate in the apps to create and experience indoor contents. It is not possible to create an iphone app because Apple does not allow the integration of web pages.
The minimum distance is at least 15 meters of distance between two entries.
You can not superimpose different sounds on a same entry.
The Explorer web browser does not support access to the editor. The Web App will not work on too old smartphones without GPS.
People don't need an app to get access to your contents, they can get access to your content from any regular web browser of their smartphone.
Yes, CGeomap is web technology, you need sufficient mobile coverage signal and a mobile data plan to load the contents on the web browser.
Because it is web technology, it is not possible to switch of the screen during the walk.
Yes, it is possible to create a locative entry with an autoplay audio triggered automatically by the location. We can adjust the triggering distance depending on the scale of your walk.
We want to address three different kinds of needs. The "Explorer" account is conceived to respond to individuals and small entities who want to create a locative experience with a limited budget. The "Constructor" account is conceived for long term projects with a large number of contents and multiple editors, for example a public library or a museum. The "Academia" account is a size-able combination of the Explorer and Constructor account, including a online course and/or workshop, and built on the needs and size of the educative project.
The Explorer account is conceived for small projects with a limited budget. You get a personal access to the main CGeomap map with one user account. Your locative media contents are accessible from the web browser. We can modify basic elements of the web-app and embed your map in an Android app if you need.
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An Explorer account starts at 950€ (+vat) +150€ per year for hosting your contents.
The Constructor account is a full installation plan of our framework with 5 maps and 20 simultaneous user accounts for you to organise several collaborative maps. It goes along with an online course for you and your team to understand how it works and to manage it. It is a more complex option for multilayered and larger projects that we can explain online on your request.
The Constructor account starts at 6500€ (+vat) + 150€ per year for hosting.
Yes, we can provide custom programming for Constructor accounts only.
Yes you can use CGeomap to organize your own workshops, you are the manager of the 20 user accounts and 5 maps.
The Academia account is a combination of technological and theoretical services for educational projects and professional training. The training can be an online course or/and a workshop we are giving to the members of your project.
The cost of an Academia account depend from your needs. If you are a teacher or a trainer, let's talk and we can make a quote based on the size of your educative project.
An android app costs: 600€ (+vat)
The updates are free and automatic for Explorer accounts and are optional for Constructor accounts.
This is possible under certain conditions, to protect our work and the integrity of CGeomap. We can discuss under what conditions and licence you can install CGeomap on your server.