Google Earth placemarks of borders with opposite rules of the road

Using Google Earth, it is possible to see aerial views of many border crossings where traffic changes sides of the road.

Following is a set of Google Earth placemarks, which mark these border crossings so you don't have to look for them. In order to use these placemarks, you need to install Google Earth or you can copy and paste the URL of the placemarks into Google Maps. Each placemark name is made up of the two-character ISO country code of the country or territory that drives on the left, the ISO country code of the country or territory that drives on the right, and if known, the name of the border crossing or of a nearby place. The placemarks show not necessarily the border itself, but a point close to where the traffic changes sides.

If you have any additions or corrections to tell me about, please contact me.


Border crossings where Google uses a high enough resolution to see detail such as bridges, individual vehicles and road markings
Known border crossings where Google's resolution is too low to see anything interesting. Google is constantly increasing the resolution of many locations around the world, and it is possible that Google prioritises frequently viewed locations for upgrading to a higher resolution. Therefore, merely by being one of many people to view each of these locations, you could help to have these locations' resolutions increased.

These icons are modelled on the road traffic signs at the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.


To download the placemarks, click on one of the following links:

Google Earth

Google Maps

Other resources

Other resources on this subject can be found at:


Which side of the road do they drive on?