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What's New in ArcGIS
See how ArcGIS helps you put mapping and GIS into the hands of more people.

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Key Features

ArcReader is a free and easy-to-use application that allows users to view and print maps that are published as Published Map Files (PMF) by the ArcGIS Publisher extension to ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo. PMF files preserve a live connection to the data, so the user's data view is always dynamic.

ArcReader significantly increases access to maps throughout all parts of an organization, introducing a new way for individuals and enterprises to share information that was once limited to those with advanced GIS software on their computers.

The key capabilities of ArcReader are

  • Zooming in/out
  • Panning
  • Going to previous/next extent
  • Viewing spatial bookmarks
  • Viewing and printing previously authored map layouts
  • Searching with the Find tool
  • Identifying features
  • Using the hyperlink tool
  • Measuring features

Learn more about how easy it is to use ArcReader to view and explore data layers and print maps created with ArcGIS Publisher.

Download a more detailed comparison [PDF] of the ArcGIS for Desktop product key features.

The Portland Metro Area viewed with ArcReader

Use ArcReader tools, such as Find and Identify, to explore and query your geographic data.