Chimère - collaborative webmapping made easy

Speaker(s) : Étienne Loks

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 9 July 2013
  • Schedule : 11h00
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : K.3.601
Fils rouges : Open Data
Public cible : DécideursGeeksGrand publicProfessionnels


Chimère [1] is a cartographic mashup using OpenStreetMap as a default map layer. This software aims to create online collaborative and thematic maps. Content (multimedia, text) are associated to basic geographics items (Point Of Interest, routes). Adds on the map are open to everybody with no authentification but are moderated by a team in charge of the map.

[1] :

From a "simple" geographic mashup, with its ability to import and export OSM data, the project now aims to become an easier way to contribute to OpenStreetMap for people interested in a particular domain. That’s why a particular effort has been made to simplify contributions to people not familiar with computers.

Chimère has released a version 2 this year. This conference is a good opportunity to discover this software.


Étienne Loks, IT engineer, works for Proxience (, a free software company specialized in collaborative and scientific softwares. Free software activist for some years, Étienne is specialized in Python, in particularly with Django framework, and has realized several free software applications.

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