What's New

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 ArcGIS for Desktop. 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
The Portland Metro Area viewed with ArcReader

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