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Type of site
Crowd-gathered information
Available inGalician, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish and Turkish[1]
Created byJordi L. Ramot & voluntary collaborators
RegistrationOptional (required to download files)
Content license

Wikiloc is a website, launched in 2006,[2][3][4] containing GPS trails and waypoints that members have uploaded.[3] This mashup shows the routes in frames showing Google Maps (with the possibility to show the layers of World Relief Map (, OpenStreetMap, the related OpenCycleMap, USGS Imagery Topo Base Map and USGS Topo Base Map). The service is also available in Google Earth.[5][6] There are mobile apps for Android[7][8] and iPhone.[9][10] The product has more than 11M members,[11] is offered in many languages[12] and has more than 37.9M[clarification needed] tracks[11] of dozens of activities (hiking, cycling, sailing, horseback riding, driving, paragliding, and so on) in many countries and territories.[13] Wikiloc began as a worldwide online reference for hiking.[14] Additionally, photographs on Wikiloc enabled automated content analysis to characterize the landscape in the Ebro Delta Natural Park, Spain.[15]

Wikiloc does not pay its contributors.[16] It charges users to download trails and waypoints from the website.[17] It also prohibits bulk downloads or re-hosting of the data.[16]


Wikiloc runs on Linux, with a PostgreSQL database manager with PostGIS for geography support, Apache software, Hibernate, GEOS, GDAL, PROJ.4, and with some Python for preprocess and maintenance.[3][18]


Wikiloc has won the following prizes:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wikiloc Outdoor Navigation GPS". 10 May 2023.
  2. ^ Three Winners Named in National Geographic’s Geotourism Challenge 2009 (National Geographic Society Press Room, September 9, 2009)
  3. ^ a b c About Wikiloc (Wikiloc)
  4. ^ Wikiloc is online (WikiLoc's blog, June 28, 2006)
  5. ^ El sitio de rutas Wikiloc entra en Google Earth Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine (, October 2, 2008 -in Spanish-)
  6. ^ Wikiloc – GPS Tracks Site (Google Earth Blog, February 11, 2008)
  7. ^ Wikiloc outdoor navigation GPS (Android Apps on Google Play)
  8. ^ Wikiloc for Android Archived 2014-08-30 at the Wayback Machine (Wikiloc)
  9. ^ Wikiloc Free (App Store on iTunes)
  10. ^ Wikiloc for iPhone Archived 2014-08-27 at the Wayback Machine (Wikiloc)
  11. ^ a b "Home Page". Wikiloc. Retrieved 10 Nov 2022.
  12. ^ Three Winners Named in National Geographic’s Geotourism Challenge 2009 (Adventure Travel Trade Association, September 16, 2009)
  13. ^ Find trails by activity or country (Wikiloc)
  14. ^ Wikiloc llega a los dos millones de excursiones (EL PAÍS, 22 April 2014 -in Spanish-)
  15. ^ Callau, Aitor Àvila; Albert, María Yolanda Pérez; Rota, Joan Jurado; Giné, David Serrano (2019-10-25). "Landscape characterization using photographs from crowdsourced platforms: content analysis of social media photographs". Open Geosciences. 11 (1): 558–571. Bibcode:2019OGeo...11...46C. doi:10.1515/geo-2019-0046.
  16. ^ a b "Terms of Use".
  17. ^ Wikiloc. "Wikiloc – Premium". Wikiloc | Trails of the World. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
  18. ^ Entrevista a Jordi L. Ramot creador de Archived 2018-07-10 at the Wayback Machine (, 20 February 2008 -in Spanish-)
  19. ^ Geotourism Winners Announced! (Intelligent Travel, National Geographic Society, September 9, 2009)
  20. ^ Wikiloc: Blazing Trails for Geotourism Archived 2020-06-29 at the Wayback Machine (Changemakers, 02/09/10)
  21. ^ National Geographic premia la comunidad de viajes catalana Wikiloc (El Periódico, 17 September 2009 -in Spanish-)
  22. ^ National Geographic premia plan 'verde' (HOY Ecuador, 4 February 2010 -in Spanish-)
  23. ^ Facebook turístico y aerolínea que no contamina, premios National Geographic Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine (, 2 February 2010 -in Spanish-)
  24. ^ Google Maps mashup contest in Spain wraps up (Google Maps Mania, October 02, 2006)
  25. ^ Premio Iniciativa/Empresa (Sociedad Geográfica Española -in Spanish-)
  26. ^ La Sociedad Geográfica Española celebra sus premios anuales (Desnivel, 11 March 2014 -in Spanish-)
  27. ^ El mundo de la exploración se pone sus mejores galas: Premios a los exploradores del año Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine (GEO -in Spanish-)
  28. ^ XVI Premios de la Sociedad Geográfica Española Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine (Revista Oxigeno, 4 March 2014)

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