Geolocate MP3 audio files for your entries. The sound can be triggered by proximity.
Geolocate images in .png, .gif and .jpg format. create a slide-show with your images on Desktop.
Geolocate embeded videos from Youtube and Vimeo.
You can create hidden contents triggered by a QR code.
Geolocate 500 characters text blocks with a title for each content and paragraphs.
Create three different kinds of links, allowing interconnection of web apps, maps, and as well feedback forms.
We can embed and combine 2 different kinds of maps on your project. See the list of maps we can use with CGeomap.
You can use visible or hidden contents, triggered by GPS or by a QR code to gamify your project.
We conceived CGeomap for individual creators and for groups to make their own projects, and to teach about locative media. CGeomap leads to new creations and innovations in locative literature, locative art, locative activism and journalism, locative heritage, historical memory and place based storytelling. We are especially interested in helping creators and groups to make collaborative locative writing projects, by teaching this new interactive audiovisual language rooted in the Earth or Earth Storytelling. CGeomap allows to explore new kinds of storytelling, writing and literature in collaboration with artists, researchers, art centers, museums, libraries, book shops and publishers. Simultaneously we explore new kinds of online collaborations, related to sharing of diverse locales and environments, and processes related to remote co-creation, as an collective answer to our planetary crises.
The pilot version of CGeomap (v.1) was programmed by Horacio González, from the Escoitar collective, pioneering in locative sound since 2006. Fred Adam and Verónica Perales, founders of the GPS Museum Lab and members of the Transnational Temps Arts collective are the co-creators of CGeomap. In 2019, the migrating biker and magician programmer Jacques Bigot reprogrammed CGeomap to its roots and created its actual v.2 framework. Geert Vermeire, walking artist, writer, curator, co-founder of the Milena principle and collaborator of the noTours locative sound platform became part of the initiative. Together with Fred Adam they form the core of the actual CGeomap team, acknowledging the global effort and contributions of many inspiring artists and skilled experts to the complex and innovative tool that CGeomap is now.
Please submit your project and we will evaluate your needs. We prioritize projects in the line of our vision and philosophy of connection with the earth, and planetary and place based intermedia storytelling. 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 locative media platforms, partners 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 editing of sounds and images in a certain size. The CGeomap tutorial page refers to a series of free and simple tools that help in preparing your contents for an easy upload on the editor.
Yes, the contents editor is directly accessible on the CGeomap website and it works 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 source code of CGeomap (v.1) 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 CGeomap code, we may be interested in hiring you starting from 2022 on, contact us.
We created a simple to use and online editor accessible from any current web browser on your computer through an url and an user account.
You can upload and geolocate texts, images, sounds, links and even embed 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 related page (like Wikipedia) as an iframe inside the web app.
We can teach you in less than 30 minutes how to geolocate your contents on the editor and walk it from the web app. Additionally you can count on our in-house team of CGeomap pro editors, to prepare your media and create your entries at a modest extra cost.
CGeomap is triggering the location via the GPS of your smartphone. Your locative contents will not be responsive indoors via GPS. Indoors you can use QR codes.
You can convert a locative entry into a hidden entry only triggered by a QR code generated by our editor and not by GPS.
You will find a series of complete video tutorials on the Tutorials page. Additionally we teach you the simple process during an online session for you or your group, to get you started.
CGeomap is not a company, it is a collective initiative and the related subscription costs only cover the maintenance and continuous development of the software and the web platform. All the content created on CGeomap is under Creative Commons Licence. . We e will never use your contents and data for our own or commercial purpose. We can erase your data anytime on a simple request.
Yes, it is possible to download all the media from your project when your editing has ended. This is a service we can do for you on request.
We work with a subscription plan where a modest yearly hosting cost applies after the first year in the Creator subscription plan, or two years in the advanced plans. We keep your contents available during 1 year (or 2 years depending on your subscription plan) or erase it at any moment before this period on simple request.
There is no need to create a stand-alone app because CGeomap functions as a web app. CGeomap works on the web browser of any mobile device with the same functionality as a stand alone app. Even if it is technically possible to migrate the web app in a stand alone android app, but not as an iPhone app, we do not encourage this.
The minimum distance is at least 15 meters of distance between two entries.
You can not superimpose different entries on a same location, CGeomap is meant as an editor allowing the combination of diverse media on a certain same location, but not for sound layering/mixing or sound editing.
No, you can only use the editor on your desktop. Uploading contents on the go is only possible by integrating a weblink to a feedback form. Nevertheless the uploading on the editor itself can only be done on a computer.
The older Explorer web browsers are not supported by the editor. Older smartphones without GPS will not trigger the contents.
People don't need an app to get access to your contents, they can get access to your content from any regular web browser on their smartphone and desktop.The contents are streamed, no download is required.
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 off the screen during the walk. CGeomap is meant for use for a simultaneous combination of geolocated visual media, text and sound.
Yes, locative entries autoplay audio triggered automatically by the location. We can adjust the triggering distance depending on the scale of your walk.
Collaborative Locative Media
CGeomap is an easy editor and a simple to use web app, autoplaying audiovisual content via the GPS of your mobile device or with QR codes, and as well on a desktop digital map.
We introduce the next generation of creating and experiencing locative media, with cutting edge web technology. CGeomap permits you, individually or in a group of editors, to publish and share your media contents with QR code and GPS geolocation, indoors and outdoors in time and space based storytelling.