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Such a program certainly could be designed, but there would be liability problems for whoever produced and distributed such a program. It would give users the impression that they have permission to use properties to play squash, while the property owners had not granted that permission. Probably the best way is to use google or bing maps to find likely ...


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Komoot may have the answer, if they know about that area and it's been classified well. Here's an example (https://www.komoot.com/plan/tour/d09_WbV2ApJ0d8=FwgABLDx09EA/@-43.6021797,172.6347828,14z): Road/paved is drivable by any car. Road/gravel is probably drivable. Cycleway paved or gravel is probably not for driving, because of the width. Doubletrack ...


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With a combination of Google earth satellite views, calTopo, and local govt aerial surveillance, I can get to a very high degree of certainty of the road condition. If you want to post the location, I can take a look at it and let you know what to expect.


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But does that mean it's a decent dirt road that an ordinary car can handle, or is high clearance and/or 4x4 need? How would I go about finding out? You ask locals. It's the only way. No map will tell you how frequently a road is maintained. Even maps that tell you whether you need 4WD or 2WD, as some road maps do, can at best tell you to what level it is ...


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In OpenStreetMap many roads have the key "surface". Its value should give a good idea of the road conditions.


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Just by looking at your average map there's really no way to know for sure. For a particular example you can look on google maps at Sedona, Arizona. If you zoom to the 1 mi scale you'll see Schnebly Hill Road going east, which looks like a reasonable way to get to the highway. In reality, even in good conditions you would want a 4x4 designed for trails to ...


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The easiest way is to just drive it. You need a "certain tolerance" for minor wear and tear and bumps to your car and some cars are better suited than others, but with a bit of patience and by taking your time you can pass by a lot of roads with a 2WD. For example I have a stick shift Civic, I'm quite happy going on lots of really bad roads here ...


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