From another thread concerning backing; >>>To really know if a backing event was correct, the supervisor should go into Google Earth and overlay the telematics data with the satellite view. Then the supervisor can make the determination instead of the computer. P-Man<<< On a whim, I used Google Earth and Mapquest to look up some of the rural addresses on my route. I have stops with long driveways or on private, unmarked roads where Google Earth cant even find the house. If you Mapquest it you will be shown a spot on the road that might be a mile or more away from the actual residence where the backing event took place. At best, Google might indicate the general location of their mailbox by the side of the highway. Mapquest and Google Earth are also useless in areas like mine where the road, driveway and house are all hidden beneath a canopy of trees. Fully half of the homes on my rural area cannot be seen at all from a satellite photo. Google earth also cannot determine whether a particular road is paved, gravel or dirt. It also cannot distinguish level ground from a steep grade. Everything looks flat on a map or in an aerial photo. If we are using Google Earth to calculate time allowances and determine proper backing procedures, how are these shortcomings addressed?