[CoMoDev] Re: Mapping software

  • From: "dick_grier Grier" <dick_grier@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 20:56:32 -0600

Hi Jeff,

If these guys want to view maps on their
intranet/corporate LAN, Mappoint desktop is
legal. Gotta buy a license for each browser that
will look at the maps and a license for the
server. Of course this kind of setup is a
nightmare for the MicroSoft EULA police and is SO
easy to abuse. 

Actually, it may or may not be.  Real-time vehicle fleet management and 
tracking is excluded in the EULA, AFAIK.  You can use the maps for asset 
tracking, personal tracking, etc., but not for fleets.  I think I have this 
correct, but MapPoint licensing is a little dense.


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