Google Maps Road Trip

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Google Maps Road Trip
Produced by Marc Horowitz
Peter Baldes
Release dates
  • 2009 (2009)
Country United States

Google Maps Road Trip was a live-streaming documentary produced by Marc Horowitz and Peter Baldes between August 10 and August 18, 2009. The event represented the first virtual live-streaming broadcast cross-country road trip: using only Google Maps, the pair drove from Los Angeles to Richmond, VA.[1] They were interviewed by NPR Weekend Edition for their innovative "vacation".[2] They were also mentioned in The New York Times,[3] India's The Economic Times,[4] The Faster Times[5] and Readymade Magazine's blog.[6] They streamed live on

Google Maps Road Trip was part of the 6th annual Conflux festival in 2009 held at New York University in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development as part of Psy-Geo-Conflux.


  1. ^ Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved August 20, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Taking The Great American Road Trip, Google-Style". NPR. 2009-08-16. 
  3. ^ Gross, Matt (2009-09-01). "Virtual Vacations". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Forget staycation, just enjoy a virtual vacation!". The Economic Times. 2009-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Live Video: Marc Horowitz's Google Maps Road Trip". The Faster Times. 2009-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Virtual Summer Break: Two Friends Undertake Cross-Country Road Trip Without Leaving Home". Readymade. 2009-08-10.