Wikiloc

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Wikiloc
Wikiloc-logo-big 2x.png
Screenshot
Type of site
Crowd-gathered information
Available inBasque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish and Turkish[1]
Created byJordi L. Ramot & voluntary collaborators
URLwww.wikiloc.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional (required to download files)
Launched2006
Content license
Proprietary
Wikiloc screenshot

Wikiloc is a premium 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 (maps-for-free.com), 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 4.5M members,[11] is offered in many languages[12] and has more than 11.6M 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]

Technology[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

Wikiloc has won the following prizes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wikiloc Outdoor Navigation GPS".
  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 (UPI.com, 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 26 July 2016.
  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 Wikiloc.com (alzado.org, 20 February 2008 -in Spanish-)
  19. ^ Geotourism Winners Announced! (Intelligent Travel, National Geographic Society, September 9, 2009)
  20. ^ Wikiloc: Blazing Trails for Geotourism (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 (ABC.es, 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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