Many applications that deal with specific kinds of files that cannot be created, edited or opened with other programs have their proprietary file types. Some of the developers of such software will make available certain utilities that can only open the documents, without offering the possibility to modify the content in any way.
When it comes to ArcGIS map and globe documents, there is a dedicated tool called ArcReader that is able to handle the PMF format that these files are saved in. These published map files can be opened and examined closely through a practical interface, which hosts all the features of the app.
The immense amount of details that can be contained in these maps through the multiple layers supported by PMF documents can be viewed up close using the zooming functions of ArcReader. It comes with a host of tools that include a markup pen, a highlighter, a highly configurable route finder and many more.
This software offers you the possibility to add as many places as you want to a personal list fro where they can be used for routes or simply to ease the navigation across the map. One of the most useful features of ArcReader is the ability to export the loaded documents as bitmaps, in the common BMP format.
Another neat function of this program is the printing facility you can use to list the entire map or only the currently loaded view. All the elements you see on the document will be included when printing the map, so there is no loss of information.
All things considered, ArcReader proves through its powerful set of features that it can be one of the best solutions for anyone who needs to handle published map files (PMF) insofar as viewing, annotating and printing them is concerned.
ArcReader is a useful application for the users that want to open and view the content of published map files (PMF). The application also allows you to navigate the map, to export it as a bitmap image or to print the map.
You can use the program to zoom on a certain map area and to mark up the locations that you are interested in. The app allows you to print the map including the symbology and the cartographic map elements.