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 not a company but a passionate network of artists and technologist immersed in the field of Locative Media during the last 15 years. That's why we do not make commercial projects and select carrefully the new projects. We really want to establish a creative relationship, we are not here to make money at the first place but to create creative synergies with you and contribute to your success.
Please submit your project and we will evaluate your proposal and needs. Take into account that your project should draw some connexions to one of the topics listed on top. 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 know programming at all but you have to know some basics for the editing of images and sounds before uploading to the editor. For example the sounds can not exceed a certain weight and the image a certain size.
Yes, the contents editor is accessible on the CGeomap website from your desktop computer. You can not use the editor from the mobile phone and the tablet.
The programming of 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 would like to give it a try, we are probably interested in hiring you starting 2021, contact us.
We created an online editor accessible from the web browser of 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 web page from the web-app or even open some compatible page (like wikipedia) as an iframe inside the web app.
We will teach you in 30 minutes how to geolocate your contents on the editor and walk it from your web-app. We also have a good network of CGeomap pro editors, if you want to hire someone to prepare your media and create your entries for a extra cost.
CGeomap is triggering the location of the GPS of your smartphone and your locative contents will not be responsive indoors.
Yes, you can convert a locative entry into a hidden entry triggered by a QR code generated by our editor. We can even integrate a QR code reader for very specific projects on a custom smartphone app. Keep in mind that the CGeomap web-apps do not integrate a 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 company and we will never use your contents and data for our own purpose. We can erase you information anytime if needed.
We have not implemented yet a way for you to extract you data and download them for a backup. 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 if you prefer. It will not be possible to edit this content until you restart your subscription. After 2 years we will erase your data from our server.
Technically there is no need to create an app because CGeomap works on the web browser of any iPhone and Android phones but sometimes we can embed the web browser inside an iPhone and Android app for an extra cost when it is necessary. It can be useful for projects who want to get visibility in the world of mobile apps and being more “branded” and quickly accessible with no need to open the web browser. Also we have an extra functionality of QR code reader we can integrate to the apps to create indoor contents.
The minimum distance is at least 15 meters of distance between two entries.
You can not superimpose different sounds on a same entry.
We don't support the Explorer web browser to get access to the editor. The web app will not work on too old or very cheap smartphones with no true GPS.
People don't need and app to get access to your contents, they can get access to your content from the regular web browser of their smartphone.
Yes, CGeomap is web technology, you need a correct cellular signal and a 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 by the location. We can adjust the triggering distance depending on the scale of your walk.
We want to adress three different kinds of needs, the "Explorer" account is conceived to respond to individuals and small structures who want to create a locative experience with a reduced budget. The "Constructor" account is conceived for long term projects with a large number of contents and editors for a public library or a museum. The Academia account is a combination of a Explorer or Constructor accounts with a teaching/learning online course and/or workshop.
The Explorer account is conceived for small projects with a reduced budget. You get a personnal access to the main CGeomap map with a user account. Your locative media contents will be accessible from the web browser. We can modify some basic elements of the web-app and even embed your map in an Android and Iphone app if you need. Please see below "What is the Explorer web App custom design ?".
future graphic below... (in progress)
An Explorer account starts at 750€ + 50€ per year for the hosting (note: in September we will increase to start at 900€ + vat)
The Constructor account is a full installation plan of our framework with 5 submaps and 20 user accounts for you to organise several collaborative maps and manage user accounts. We usually have to do an online course for you and your team to understand how it works and manage it. It is a very interesting but a more complex option we should talk online if you want to know more.
A Constructor account starts at 4500€ + 150€ per year for the hosting
Yes we can do 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 make an evaluation.
An android app cost: 600€+vat and an iphone app 800€+vat ( this is the upcoming rate starting septembre 2020)
The updates are free and automatic for Explorer accounts and are optional (with a low cost) for Constructor accounts.
We are open to this option but below certain conditions to protect our work and the integrity of CGeomap. We would have to discuss under what conditions and licence you can get it on your server.