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ArcGIS 9.3 users can author a map document and export it in PDF for wide distribution while passing along the ability for increased end-user interaction with the document beyond simple viewing. "We are excited that our collaborative work with Adobe allows our users to distribute their GIS maps to a wider audience," said Damian Spangrud, senior ArcGIS product manager, ESRI. "The portability and pervasiveness of Acrobat and Adobe Reader software allows ArcGIS users to better share their geographic information with their end users. The advanced features in Acrobat 9 mean users can now do more with PDF maps than ever before."
"The ability to effectively extend the reach of GIS information is something of great interest to enterprise organizations and government agencies," said Michael Folkers, Acrobat group product manager, Business Productivity Business Unit, Adobe. "Our work with ESRI and the advancements we've made in Acrobat 9 will enable customers to leverage the richness of PDF and reach of Adobe Reader for GIS workflows."
The enhancements supporting PDF in ArcGIS 9.3 will be available as a free download for ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Engine at the release of ArcGIS 9.3. To learn more about what's new in ArcGIS 9.3, visit www.esri.com/whatscoming.