How Popular Waypoints Are Created

Popular waypoints on Wikiloc maps are sourced from user-marked waypoints on public trails. Each waypoint's visibility on the map begins at a specific zoom level, determined by its popularity relative to nearby waypoints. At broader zoom levels, only the most significant waypoints are visible; zooming in reveals additional, more localized waypoints.

The details displayed for each popular waypoint include:

  • Its type
  • Altitude
  • Up to six representative photos
  • A list of contributors who have highlighted the waypoint

These waypoints play a crucial role in automatically generating suggestions for trail names and descriptions and for naming and designing pictograms for trail-marked waypoints.

This article outlines the process by which Wikiloc proposes trail names and descriptions.

Discover popular waypoints in your area now by entering its name into the search field!

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