Monday, November 24, 2008

New logo!

As you may have already realized, wikiloc has a brand new logo. The former logo was gimp'd by me in the early days of wikiloc and was, simply put, quite 'plain' :)

Luckily Toño García, a happy wikiloc user that works as a motion graphic designer and partner at and collaborates with web design in offered to upgrade the old logo into a better one.

After several tweaks, adjustments and fixer-uppers (thanks Toño for your patience!) in the 3D sphere:

we were almost convinced in showing the ball on the left side of the name, like:

but finally, after some deep thinking and a few beers we agreed in the final version:

and yep, we're proud of it

Hope you like it :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

New office

Wikiloc has moved to the Scientific Parc in Girona. I'm excited to be in this location with plenty of space, nice views and all kind of IT facilities.

The mountains on the background are one of our favourite spots for hiking and mountain biking with many options to ride after work :)

If you're in the area drop me an email!

Oh! and the carpets on the floor with the Wikiloc logo are hand made by Montse. Thanks Montse! :)

Stay tuned, more news are coming!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wikiloc uses Geonames

I could say many things about the web services and all good.

If you are doing something 'geo' I highly recommend you to take a look at what Marc Wick offers you in

The only thing that could be improved in the free web services is the response time. Wikiloc relies heavily in geonames so it was time to switch to the commercial version, speed up wikiloc and at the same time collaborate in keeping the initiative lead by Marc in good health.

So from now on when you look for a place name in, you'll get results much faster.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

1 million page views

Last month Wikiloc reached the magic number of 1 million page views per month.

I am very honoured by all of you that visit Wikiloc and contribute to the community uploading your tracks.

Thanks guys!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wikiloc trails now in Google Earth!

The trails from Wikiloc have been added to Google Earth! See post in official Google Blog

Now the millions of users of Google Earth can watch your trails just by clicking on the Wikiloc icon in the Gallery on the left menu (picture below). You can also use Google Earth to explore the more than 110.000 trails from Wikiloc.

Fig. Google Earth's screenshot showing how to activate Wikiloc layer (click for a larger view)

If you still don't have Google Earth, you may download it for free here

BTW: Please expect a delay of a week or so until the trails you upload in Wikiloc's website appear in Google Earth


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wikiloc in Deutsch, Greek, Ukrainian...

Thanks to André, Arion and Larry Wikiloc is available in Deutsch, Greek and Ukrainian! and more translations are coming soon.

Btw:please apologize to those of you that didn't get the sign up confirmation email during the last few days. I'm working with the ISP to ensure that this won't occur again.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

View your trails in 3D within the browser

I've just released a new feature in Wikiloc that allows you to visualize trails in 3D without leaving the browser. The following screenshot speaks by itself:

Obviously the great news is that it is a 3D view of a GPS trail within the browser

If you want to give it a try you may do so by clicking on the "Earth" button (red circle at the top of the screenshot) while viewing a GPS route and GE will appear embedded in the map window. For me it's a dream come true.

Btw: if you use Linux or simply prefer to visualize the GPS tracks with Google Earth, you still have the handy link "View in Google Earth" (red circle on the right side of the screenshot) to get the KML file.

Enjoy! :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wikiloc featured in Natural de Aragon magazine

It's an honour for Wikiloc to appear featured in this Spring's edition of "Natural de Aragon" magazine (edited by the Spanish Environment Department of Gobierno de Aragon).

Aragon is a beautiful region of Spain near the highest mountains in the Pirinees with many good options to do outdoor activities in the region surrounded of gorgeous landscapes.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wikiloc available in Dutch!

Thanks to Chris Boogmans wikiloc is already translated to Dutch. More translations are very welcome, from the beginning of wikiloc I've always tried to bring down language barriers and any help in doing that is highly appreciated, just drop me an e-mail at jordi A T

You can visit the about Wikiloc page for a complete list of collaborators.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

New server upgrade

Tonight I've been busy migrating wikiloc to a faster box. After almost 2 years of good service, it was already time to give a break to the former server. From now on looking for our next GPS trail or just browsing photos and maps will be much faster :)


Btw: if you're getting the 'plumber' page, pages not found or other issues, please be patient since DNS refreshes may span several hours

Friday, February 08, 2008

YouTube™ videos of your routes

Seeing photos of a trail it's a great way to get an idea of how the surrounding and landscapes of the route look like, you may even see which terrain you'll find. And since more and more authors are adding nice photos of the routes (almost 10.000 photos already) I'm glad to announce that we may additionally add YouTube™ videos of our GPS tracks. This is a new feature that we may use to better describe our routes.

Here you have one of Tom's kayac trips in Norway:

You may watch the video by clicking on the video thumbnail above.

Friday, February 01, 2008

New updates

Well... frankly this time I don't know where to start. Recently we've released a major redesign of Wikiloc with so many improvements that I think the best way for you to see them is by doing a tour by yourself :)

You may find specially interesting new features like:

- New map page: improved browsing experience to discover new tracks
- A revamped upload process: now it is easier and faster to upload tracks
- A new KML feed to explore and easily discover routes with Google Earth
- Almost 9.000 tracks uploaded until now, 9000 photos and we're already a growing community of nearly 10000 members.

So thanks to you all that make possible wikiloc. So far we've received many great suggestions that are the basis for upcoming improvements, so feel free to contact me at jordi ,at, or in the forum

and... stay tunned, more changes are coming :)