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    Senior Member phazer's Avatar
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    i was just wondering if anyone ever used the pay version of google earth? i have the free version on my computer and have found it to be a great tool for finding new off road places to ride. its also good for checking out places that you have already ridden. my tw200 only has 147 miles on it so it has not seen much in the way of trails yet, but when im out on the quad i use google earth to find places i want to check out and i then get the long and lat cordinates to punch in my hand held GPS. seems to be a good tool for me so i just wanted to give people the idea about trying it out if they have never used google earth before.

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    My current computer doesn't do Google Earth very well. Some problem with video card compatibility.



    I do use Google Maps a lot.



    I also use Google Maps and Navigation on my cell phone. It replaced my GPS.

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    See road? Do follow. No electronics necessary.




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    It's probably nice to have a GPS with you leaving a breadcrumb trail so you can backtrack and find your way out of wherever you are if you get lost or disoriented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    See road? Do follow. No electronics necessary.




    I remember how simple things were back the world was still flat.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    qwerty, make up your mind.

    I know you posted that you carry a gps in your auto and on your bike.

    So which is it?

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    Gadgets aren't the problem. RELIANCE on gadgets is the problem. You still gotta use your noggin.



    Google "death by GPS" sometime.



    Gadjets are tools. Without your noggin you've carried a complete tire patching kit, but no tire irons.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    I remember how simple things were back the world was still flat.


    I remember those days. Back when fish swam and cats meowed.

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    I like using the "bird's eye" view on Bing maps. Many of MN's land is on there so you can get a different perspective over the terrain and spin around a point. Kinda neat. I usually use it for areas after I've gone there for hikes, hunting, riding, snowmobiling, etc.



    Check it out: http://www.bing.com/maps/



    Zoom in to an area of interest, click on the "Bird's eye" button at the top of the map and see if it works for your area. Not all areas are covered with this view. You can try a busier city to get an idea of the view, if your area isn't covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    See road? Do follow. No electronics necessary.


    But what if I get lost looking for the Lost Dutchman mine or need to locate my nearest Dairy Queen

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