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ArcGIS Publisher

ArcGIS Publisher
  • Donor or Provider: Esri
  • Platform: Windows
  • Format: Download
  • Product ID: G-44800
  • Availability: Out of Stock

More informations about this product


The ArcGIS Publisher extension expands the core capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop software by allowing users to create published map files (PMFs) that can be viewed, explored, or printed by anyone with the free ArcReader application.

This donation from Esri includes ArcGIS Publisher software for one user.

Here are some notable features of this product:

  • Map publishers can define how the user of the PMF interacts with the map. For example, the PMF can be password protected, and ArcReader functionality can be disabled.
  • PMFs maintain settings defined by the map author, such as layer properties, data frame properties, and page layout configuration.
  • Packaging capability allows publishers to create a redistributable bundle of data and maps.
  • Map publishers can share map data by specifying the path to data files. The files can be on a local disk or accessible via networks, including the Internet.

More details and links to case studies can be found on the Esri website to help in evaluating whether this product is what is needed.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic or Standard Required

Recipient organizations must already have and use single-user ArcGIS for Desktop Basic or Standard software or else request ArcGIS for Desktop Basic concurrently with this extension.

Free Add-ons

The ArcScripts website contains thousands of free user-created extensions, tools, and add-ons for any Esri product.

Single-User Version

This license is for a single-user version. Organizations that already own concurrent-user versions of any Esri software will not be able to use the product offered here with their concurrent-user version. Further, on a given computer, no single-user product can be used at the same time as any concurrent-user product.

This product must be installed and activated on only one computer.

Support and Maintenance

Esri will provide one year of product support and maintenance to recipients of this donation. In addition to telephone and online support, maintenance includes new software releases, service packs, patches, and hot fixes.

Before this year of free software maintenance and support expires, Esri will send a quotation for continuing software maintenance for the following year. Organizations have the option of purchasing the software maintenance from Esri, terminating the maintenance agreement and using the product without support, or applying to the Esri Conservation Program for a maintenance grant at If the agreement is terminated and later reinstated, the organization will be billed for the lapsed maintenance period and the new annual maintenance period.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

Expect two emails. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with preliminary information about obtaining this product. Shortly after, the donor partner will send an email with information needed to complete the installation or activation.

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Donated product will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
  • Two donations of ArcGIS for Desktop Basic and ArcPad and any number of donations of other Esri products may be requested within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). These requests need not be made at the same time.
  • This donation is available to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Organizations requesting any Esri product other than ArcGIS for Desktop Basic must already have and use a single-user version of ArcGIS for Desktop Basic or Standard or request ArcGIS for Desktop Basic at the same time.
  • Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Esri for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
  • Esri products may not be transferred, assigned, or resold.