Wikiloc

Un Món per Explorar

What We Stand For

We believe in a future where humanity spends more time enjoying and preserving the outdoors.

Our goal is to help people have better experiences in a community before, during and after outdoor activities and to inspire and support the preservation of nature.

Our values

Inclusivity

We advocate inclusiveness above elitism. We make clear, simple and useful tools for anyone who wants to enjoy nature.

Trust

Wikiloc's essence is every person involved, from the community to the team. We aim to honor trust.

Authenticity

Since 2006 we have remained loyal to our identity: an independent and thriving community made up of real people sharing authentic outdoor trails. The adventures of outdoor enthusiasts just like you.

Nature Preservation

We focus our business success towards a healthy planet by inspiring good practices and implementing actions for nature conservation.

Team

Jordi Ramot

CEO

Software Engineer specialized in the geospatial interoperability field. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

In 2006 I started to work on Wikiloc in my spare time and now we're a growing community of millions of outdoor enthusiasts sharing trails in 190+ countries.

On a personal level, I'm a vegetarian who likes to be outdoors trail running, back-country skiing or mountain biking when I’m not in the office.

Montserrat Jordi

COO

I hold a Master's degree in Engineering Management, a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering and I'm a certified Quality Auditor.

Before joining Wikiloc, I was in charge of improving products, processes and costs as a Productivity Manager in the automotive sector and as an Industrial Manager in the industry sector. I enjoy working with teams, having goals and being creative while solving challenges.

I like mountain biking and snow sports, music, as well as clay modelling.

Happy trails!

Jose Molina

Lead Engineer

Software engineer with a Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Girona.

Since 2005, my career has always been related to GPS, digital maps and their applications. Before joining Wikiloc, I was part of the Geographic Information Service and Remote Sensing (SIGTE) in the UdG, developing GeoWeb projects using open source technologies, spatial databases and OGC standards.

I've also developed GPS enabled mobile apps for feature phones, location-based services (LBS) and worked as a lecturer of Spatial Databases at the UNIGIS Master.

Wikiloc combines my passion for technology, cartography and enjoying nature discovering new places with my GPS.

Roger Tallada

Mobile Engineer

Software engineer with a Diploma in Computer Software from the Informatics University of Barcelona. I’m coming back to the software industry after working as an illustrator for some years, I previously worked as an analyst / developer for a magazine publishing company.

With the appearance of the iPhone and the new wave of touch devices, I became involved in software development again by working on personal projects. This allowed me to become familiar with the iOS development environment. I'm having a blast being a full time developer once more and working on apps aimed at users.

Another one of my passions is running, trail running in particular. Working at Wikiloc allows me to mix two of my favorite things, development and outdoor activities.

Ivan Bianchi

Platform Engineer

Software engineer with a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Girona

I'm a Software architecture and a Big-data enthusiast. I am captivated by the opportunities that these architectures can provide while I enjoy the journey of making them come true.

I also like to free my mind playing basketball or trail running while listening to my favourite music.

Computer science has become a passion and at Wikiloc I have the perfect place to overcome daily challenges and expand on my skills while working on a high impact platform for the community.

Kaixi Luo

Platform Engineer

Software engineer with a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Girona. Since I was little, I've always had a passion for Computer Science.

I'm a big systems engineering nerd, having worked with Apache Mesos, Docker and OpenStack on various projects. Nowadays, I obsess over web performance and keeping everything running smoothly.

Wikiloc allows me to work with systems with large amounts of users and traffic where every little change has a big and immediate impact.

Jordi Casadevall

Platform Engineer

Software engineer with a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Girona

Computer science has fascinated me since I was little. This has led me to work on a wide range of projects on various topics that have expanded my horizons and knowledge.

My experience spans from being part of a research group specialized in network management to working on several videogame projects, building solutions in a digital innovation consultancy and co-founding a startup.

Being part of the Wikiloc’s team gives me the opportunity to work on a successful project where my work has an impact on a large community. At the same time, it allows me to continue learning, designing and exploring new technologies to improve my knowledge and professional career.

Marc Garcia

Wearables Engineer

Software engineer with a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Girona.

My interest in computers started with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K. I’ve been working across different areas related to development, system administration and broadband networks.

Building products for wearables challenges me to solve complex problems and make them work nicely on limited resources. I’m always thinking about how to improve user experience and minimize the use of battery, memory and bandwidth.

I feel lucky to be a member of the Wikiloc team and to blend my passion for the outdoors and technology.

Berta Nicolazzi

Communications

My professional career started in the Hospitality Industry. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and thoroughly enjoyed working on Hotel Online Marketing & e-Commerce.

Being able to speak five languages has led me to be an open-minded, empathic listener and an enthusiastic communicator. I love new projects. Team spirit is the key to success.

I’m an outdoor and mountain enthusiast, a Pyrenees lover, and I strongly believe that Wikiloc has had a significant impact on the quality of my life, adding a harmonious work-life balance. I now feel personally committed to sharing this community with the whole world.

Marc López

Platform Engineer

Software engineer with a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Girona.

Since I was little, I've always had a passion for Computer Science, my first steps in programming were with C++. Over the years, I have worked with different technologies such as fullstack developer, also I'm a big enthusiast with AI development and research.

I love going out with my mountain bike to explore new routes, so being part of Wikiloc allows me to improve the application and work with a big community that gives feedback on every change to the platform.

Jens Kristian

Data Engineer

I hold a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

It fascinates me that we can explore something as big as the surface of the earth from something so small as the screen of our smartphone, and I think GPS is one of the most mind-bending inventions ever made.

I'm a big enthusiast of being outdoors, in particular doing any kind of cycling, hiking or climbing. Being part of the Wikiloc team lets me work with problems that interest me to help develop new features for a great community.

David Martínez

Mobile Engineer

Software engineer with a scientific heart. Pursuing my interests in ecological economics and sustainability, I graduated with a Master's degree in Sustainable Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.

My legs are most happy when pedaling hard up a hill, but I also enjoy running once in a while. I feel at home in the mountains, be it on a bike saddle, hiking or skiing in the Pyrenees, or even challenging myself along a via ferrata!

Wikiloc has always been my go-to platform to search for new trails and bike routes. Working here allows me to combine my love for outdoor activities with my enthusiasm for software engineering but, most of all, it allows me to put my grain of sand for a healthier, happier and more sustainable future.

Xavier Morros

Designer

Designer specialized in UX/UI, holding a degree in Graphic Design at Josep Serra i Abella.

When I was 13 years old, I got obsessed with Internet. Trying to understand how it worked, I ended up coding websites until I discovered my real passion: Design. After some years from then, I’ve been working as a UX/UI designer across different studios in Spain and the U.K, crafting many kinds of digital products and websites.

One of my other passions is being in the mountain, in particular rock climbing and alpinism. Working at Wikiloc allows me to mix my passion for the outdoors while working in a project with an inspiring team, creating a positive impact to people’s life.

Advisors

Manuel Roca

Happy entrepreneur in both personal and professional life. On the professional side, I co-founded atrapalo.com 13 years ago in which I'm the CEO of the company. I also co-founded with my wife a social crowd-funding project, miaportacion.org, to help people at risk of being socially excluded with their basic needs.

However, my biggest project is my BIG family with 7 children to whom I teach values like effort, perseverance, initiative, spirit of service that are so valuable for every aspect of life either personally or professionally although I learn much more from them.

Apart from that, I'm passionate about cycling, skiing and back-country skiing.

Mr. Roca is the sole investor in Wikiloc

Eduardo Coca

When I am not hiking, cycling or running in the mountains, I am a venture capital lawyer and advisor to Wikiloc. I have been involved with the team since the very early stages in 2008 and I am currently secretary to the board of directors.

After years of practice at international law firms in London and Madrid, I founded a niche legal practice dealing with venture capital and debt in relation to high growth companies. I work with many leading startups and emerging companies across Spain helping them strategically navigate pivotal corporate and financial moments, including seed and venture financing, acquisitions and other complex corporate transactions.

Check my full profile

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Extra thanks

Thanks to the following people for contributing to the project in different ways

  • Toño García of ShakingBox for creating Wikiloc's logo
  • Chondo for creating the initial "Wikiloc to Facebook" gateway.
  • David Sopas for alerting us of a serious security bug in a Wikiloc server.
  • Taha Smily, who is a Security Researcher, for alerting us of a security bug in Wikiloc.
  • Utkarsh Agrawal, who is a Security Researcher, for alerting us of a security bug in Wikiloc.

Thanks to the following volunteers for translating Wikiloc to other languages

Thanks to the following people for sharing their knowledge and work on the Net

Wikiloc is a freemium service built with the following free software

And a very special thanks to the people behind our partnerships

  • The Google Maps and Google Earth teams for revolutionizing the concept of Internet Mapping and for believing in our community to enhance the outdoors in Google Earth with millions of trails.
  • GPSVisualizer The 'Swiss Army knife' to create maps and profiles from geographic data. Online since 2003 and maintained by Adam Schneider. Thanks for choosing Wikiloc as the site to store and share its trails.

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