I’m taking this opportunity to give VectorLock a quick mention on this blog. What is VectorLock? Well, VectorLock is an ArcGIS extension and the people behind it describes it as a the first security system for ESRI shapefiles. No doubt that this is something that should interest GIS professionals and if you are one of them, you should check out VectorLock.
According to eMap International, VectorLock enables GIS professionals to place time limitations, control data access, set permissions and even protect the integrity of geospatial data. The geospatial consulting company also believes that VectorLock is able to solve some of the common issues affecting the GIS industry today such as data corruption and unauthorized distribution of confidential geospatial data.
VectorLock sure sounds great. If I’m still working for Petronas today, I would have recommend VectorLock to their Data Management team.
You may watch the following video to see VectorLock in action.
For more information, feel free to visit eMap International.