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i am trying to plan a rout through us, mexico, central america on google earth. i can find routes through the us but not mx or ca. is it because i have the free version? can someone help?

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Whats with all this techno wizzardry stuff just to plan a route through Mexico and CA? If this is a first trip then a simple idea of where you wish to go is enough and can easily be worked up using a basic foldout map as supplied by AAA. Any and every road on there will be new to you and then , once you get to Mexico you can buy a PAPER road atlas by ROJI or QUIMERA in the scale range of 1 to 1.75 million or 2 million. Go. The only thing you really need to plan for is your entry and exit date, the in between stuff will take care of itself, you will be free to go where the mood, time constraints or the weather dictate.Sorry , this doesn't help you with your querry about googlearth, but try to keep it simple.
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GE does not have routing capabilites outside the US and UK. Even if it did is not the best way to plan a trip and will not help you on the road when you are lost or have had the inevitable change of plans.


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i am trying to plan a rout through us, mexico, central america on google earth. i can find routes through the us but not mx or ca. is it because i have the free version? can someone help?

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i was just asking a simple question. if you cant answer it then just dont answer. thx bklyndakar for at least answering the question.

just because it tis my first post does not mean im a rookie. tell your dog what to do, not me.
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just because it tis my first post does not mean im a rookie. tell your dog what to do, not me.
'We' (the royal one) don't know that. I don't think any anger was intended, just a point of view that the old paper maps are not to be dismissed.

Please take any advice as just that - a view from a point that does not see the whole picture. That is particularly relevant on the internet where language differences abound and complete information is never available to the responder. "We' miss the sights, gestures and smells of being there.

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no woories, i just heard people talking about google earth and figured i would check it out for my next trip. paper and a compass is no doubt my method of choice.
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