Google has acquired several business units of Endoxon, an Internet mapping solutions company based in Switzerland, to enhance its Google geo products worldwide. (12/22/2006)
As per the information available, the acquisition covers only Endoxon’s Internet, mapping and data processing business units. Google said it will continue to service Endoxon’s current customers or make arrangements to meet the company’s needs, but will discontinue selling its products and services to new customers.
“Endoxon’s assets and its European network bolster engineering and technical resources for Google. This acquisition of Endoxon will enable us to leverage their analysis capabilities and will help us build out and improve the functionality of Google Earth and Google Maps across Europe,” according to information available on Endoxon’s website.
Endoxon technologies enable the integration and processing of geo-referenced data and high-resolution aerial and satellite images for dynamic internet and mobile services.
The remaining parts of Endoxon have been spun off into a new company called Mappuls.