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ArcReader is a free, easy-to-use desktop mapping application that allows users to view, explore, and print maps and globes. Anyone with ArcReader can view high-quality interactive maps authored by a high-level ArcGIS for Desktop product and published with the ArcGIS Publisher extension.

With ArcReader, you can

  • View, navigate, and print published ArcGIS maps using ArcReader (.pmf files).
  • Deploy your GIS data to novices and professionals alike.
  • Zoom, pan, and switch between map and page layout views.
  • Communicate more efficiently with the ability to graphically mark up maps.
  • Print published map and globe documents including all layer symbology and cartographic map elements on any supported printer.
  • Create custom ArcReader applications and embed ArcReader capabilities into existing applications.

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