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| July 14, 2010
Apple Acquires Poly9, An Online 3D Mapping Company
cyberpress.ca, Apple has just acquired the Quebec-based online mapping company Poly9. In addition to this, the report states that Apple then went on to move a large number of the company's employees to California. Poly9, whose official site is now down, produced the popular product, Poly 9 Globe, which is described on its site as being "cross-platform, cross-browser", and does not require any download. Poly9 Globe looks rather a lot like Google Earth, and allows users to zoom in and out of a 3D globe. The product also provides information about any chosen location, and includes high resolution imagery for US metropolitan areas.