Google Earth was that awesome software which allowed you to rotate the entire world and then zoom into cities, suburbs and even your backyard. It was a one of a kind software and we can spend literally hours exploring the world in a virtual way.
Now that gave Google a tremendous product and it even has a premium version for more advance uses like town planning and geological surveys.
Now Apple has decided to crash Google Earth party and bought a company which does pretty much the same things as Google Earth.
Apple has bought a 3D map making service called Poly9.com. The website has been taken down and according to Slashgear, Apple will probably create a competitor to Google Earth.
Google Earth has a fantastic and massive fan base along with customized maps and other information being shown through mash-ups and extensions. This will be very difficult to replicate for Apple but I guess like Google walked into Apple’s territory with Android and then Nexus One, Apple can also crash Google Earth party.
What are you views on Apples plan for a 3d Mapping software? Will it be as successful as Google Earth? Do let me know through your comments.