wikiloc.pngI’ve recently got to know about a Spanish startup that developed a really good product based on Google Maps called Wikiloc, a tool to discover and share GPS data on the web. All trails and points of interest that you’ll find on the service have been recorded with GPS receivers and published by the Wikiloc users community. With a passion for biking I’m sure I’ll make good use of it, especially for finding new routes near Madrid and sharing my own. But not only for Madrid of course. I am now in Sun Valley, Idaho and Wikiloc can be used for routes around here as well.

For every trail any user and biking or hiking lover will find useful information like length, accumulated altitude, difficulty level, images, links to other websites and more. Users can also visualize the trails on Google Earth or get driving directions to the place where a trail begins or download the trails shared by other users and upload them to their GPS receiver.

Registered members can use Wikiloc as a personal database of trails, upload their own GPS data, along with descriptions and pictures. Uploaded information is initially private but can be made public and shared with the community.

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Jens Best on July 10, 2008  · 

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