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Your last attempt looks very promising. With more than 5 points you might get an even better picture. I use this transformation settings: Using as many border points as possible for georeferencing, I take the coordinates from the map canvas with the middle icon: and get this picture (with clipping to GADM borders):
Take a look at OpenRouteService.org. This OSM-based routing engine has a heavy vehicle profile, where you can specify dimension limitations (e.g., length, width, height, weight) or load characteristics (e.g., hazardous materials) of a heavy vehicle. The API is described on the wiki.
I assume you are using the openlayers plugin (WMS). You cannot retrieve it. Your best bet is to open google earth, zoom to your study area and look at the bottom of your screen see here
Here's a very simple version I've made: Google Street View Python Add-in Unlike the SIGGIS version, it doesn't show the Street View in a window in ArcMap. It just opens the location in your internet browser.
GPS Visualizer will take a Google Map route (url) and convert to .gpx "You can ignore most the options, just select Gpx and paste the Google Maps URL into the box labelled “provide the URL of a file on the Web” and then press the Convert button" http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input Guide ...
It is due to the projection of a 2D plane onto a polorised 2 spheres surface, as the line moves past the poles, it becomes distorted as far as observers of the 2D plane are concerned because the straight line to the destination appears to be a curved ark of a Great Circle, which is a term in mathematics that relates to the greatest circle that can be sliced ...
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