Distributing Shape Files with a program......
Posted on 2004-10-14
I have developed a Vehicle Tracking Software and now its time for deployment of that project......I am using about 30 different layers of Maps (mostly Shape files) and some of them are Geo referenced BMP's....... Currently I am developing using MapObjects 2.1 and VB6......
Can someone tell me how to secure my Shape files so that no one can copy them (or use them after copying) in their project ? Currently I am keeping them into a specific folder.....But anyone who knows about GIS will make a search for *.shp and will copy all the files into a CD or thumb disk and can easily use these into his project.....so what is the safe method of distributing Shape Files with the project of VB?