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I am trying to get the driving distance from Houston to Mazatlan Mexico and it seems as though the free side of Google Earth wont do it. Any ideas or suggestions, I dont have GPS and the Mex maps don't have the mileage/Kilo. calculation. Thanks.

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I am trying to get the driving distance from Houston to Mazatlan Mexico and it seems as though the free side of Google Earth wont do it. Any ideas or suggestions, I dont have GPS and the Mex maps don't have the mileage/Kilo. calculation. Thanks.
Hi, David --- play around with this site and see if it helps. I think most of the *how far is it* websites are gonna calculate 'as the crow flies'. Butt, you might be able to calculate roughly the mileage by using segmented route (i.e., point A to B to C to D; etc). Least you can get outta Tejas that way!!! Good luck.

Oh, and one other way. Give Hank at Rhinewest over in San Antonio a call < 210 . 826 . 0014 >. He's been down to Mexico many, many times and might help with mileage, route and times.
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Not a lot of information available. I did find this site. Garmin does have maps for Mexico but they only cover the area around the major cities.

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Tried map quest but they have 9 listings for Mazatlan, Mexico.
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I cant figure out how to edit the title either.......only slightly tech challenged here! Thanks all, the MSN site works if you go to "Find a place" Thanks.

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This program did it without hesitation. See the route and directions below.

This program can be had for @ $40, but don't do that. For $100 at Sam's Club or Costco, get it with the GPS antennae. It gives you a receiver for the GPS that plugs into your laptop that makes your laptop the biggest GPS screen you've ever seen; and the biggest keyboard you've ever used with a GPS. Though not useful for motorbiking, its fabulous in the cage or RV. When we go to a strange city, Connie drives, and I navigate. I love to show her where we are on the big screen, and I can easily enter destinations on a real keyboard. Kewl for cheap!
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