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This article was published on May 27, 2015

The Google Maps team is making an epic US road trip in a vintage tour bus

The Google Maps team is making an epic US road trip in a vintage tour bus
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Google Maps got its first public API 10 years ago and the team behind it is setting off on a massive US road trip to celebrate the milestone.

They’re making the journey in a customized vintage 1959 GM tour bus and will be holding meet ups with developers, bikers, athletes and, apparently, Elmo, along the way. The whole thing is concluding with an event at Disney World.

The bus will begin its trip tomorrow in San Francisco, where it will be stationed outside Google I/O on the corner of  4th Street and Howard Street. Unlike the actual conference, it’s open to anyone, not just attendees with badges.

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From there the Google Maps tour will stop in Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Virginia, Georgia and Florida, showing off apps developed using the APIs along the way.

You can find the specific dates at the link below.

Code The Road [Google Developers]

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