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1.11 A brief introduction to "free" map viewers

There are a number of free, or almost free, ways to view GIS data. In this tutorial you will learn how to export a map to .pdf format and then view this map in Adobe Acrobat. You will also learn how to publish a map in ArcGIS using the ESRI publisher extension, and then view this map in ArcReader. Finally, this tutorial will give you a brief overview on how to load data into ArcGIS Exlorer and ArcGIS Explorer Online and then how to symbolize and share this data.

Resources:

1. Introduction to free map viewers tutorial and data for tutorial

2. Video:Exporting a map to PDF format

3. Video: Publishing a map and viewing it in ArcReader

4: Video:Exploring ArcGIS Explorer

5: Video: Brief introduction to ArcGIS Explorer Online

6: External links: Adobe Acrobat Reader, ArcReader, ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGIS Online