Maxime Colomb
PhD in Geomatics
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2015/2019 PhD for the COGIT labortory at the French National Mapping Agency (IGN)
2012/2013 Masters degree in Geography, specialized in GIS at the University Jean Monnet of Saint Etienne.
2008/2013 Masters degree in Civil Engineering at ENISE
2008 Scientific Baccalauréat with distinction

Research acts

2020 Séminaire VILLE 2050 - IFSTTAR
2019 Soutenance de thèse
Saint Mandé
2018 Journées de la recherche IGN - présentation
Champs sur Marne
2017 European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG)
2017 Les rencontres de Théo Quant
2017 Journées de la recherche IGN - poster
Champs sur Marne


2017 - 2019 Introduction to GIS
Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) - Master II GLM - 12 hours
2018 - 2020 GIS Advanced
Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) - Master II GLM - 36 hours
2018 Introduction to objet oriented programming/Java
École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) Ingénieur 1st grade - 30 hours
2016 - 2017 QGIS Initiation and QGIS advanced
École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) - Professionnal licence MPGE - 30 hours
2016 Introduction to ArcGIS
École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) - Master DDEMG - 21 hours
2015 - 2016 QGIS Introducition
École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) - Ingénieur 1st grade - 21 hours
2015 - 2016
PostGIS -- MapServer -- WebMapping
École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) - Ingénieur 2nd grade - Licences Pro - 36 hours

Work experience

April/June 2014 Mapping of a rice production site near Savannakhet, Laos, for les Ateliers de la Péninsule
March 2014 Spatial analysis concerning the location of Zaatar W Zeit bakery's customers in Beirut.
March 2014 Semantic intervention for the conception of a map concerning the artistic project interzone playground in Athènes.
November 2013 First learning of GIS for architecture students, using QGIS.
October 2013 Mapping command for the Bimby project of architect Marie Clement.
September 2013 Creation of a professional structure offering services in the field of geomatics.
March - July 2013 Internship for IMU concerning landmarks, neighborhood and urban locating, via an original mashup website.
February - June 2012 Fellow researcher for the Megacities lab at USC, Los Angeles, working on a pre-global urban modelling.
February - June 2011 Assistant site manager on a hospital building site.
2009-2011 Mathematics and Physic lessons for High-School students.

Technic skills

Softwares Programming languages Human languages
ArcGIS/QGIS/Grass Java (GeoTools and GeOxyGene libraries) English fluent
Inkscape Functionnal programming and process distribution (Scala and OpenMole) Intermediate german
GeoServeur SQL - PostGIS Espagnol basic
Ableton Live Intermediate in R, Python, HTML/CSS, PHP and JavaScript Lao basic
AutoCAD LaTeX - Beamer
Familiar with Linux environnement - git

Clean Driving License
First Aid Certificate


Traveling is my passion. I love discovering new culture and places. I’ve visited a lot of European countries, and most of the states and cities of the west coast of the United States. I have also lived and worked in Lao PDR.

I’m writing a lot about those experiences. I am running a blog where I post about differents subjects.

I like music. I play the guitar, the harmonica and sing in a small band

I like hiking, playing Handball and climbing.