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CSIR Customized Versions of ArcReader

As part of the Yakama Indian Nation Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project, CSIR developed two customized versions of ESRI ArcReader: YakReader and SyncMap. YakReader simplifies the ArcReader interface and makes spatial bookmarks easily accessible from the standard toolbar. SyncMap provides functionality for simultanioulsy viewing aerial photographs from four different years for change detection. These ArcReader customizations can be downloaded from our site. To use these customizations, ESRI ArcReader 9.1 or 9.2 must first be installed.

ESRI ArcReader

ArcReader 9.2 cannot be installed on systems running ArcGIS 9.1 or earlier.

Download ArcReader 9.2 from the ESRI website


  • Simplified ESRI ArcReader interface
  • Turn table of contents on and off with ease from the standard toolbar
  • Spatial bookmarks are easily accessed from the standard toolbar

ESRI ArcReader 9.1 or 9.2 must be installed.

Download YakReader for 9.2

Download YakReader for 9.1

YakReader software computer print screen of Satus constructed map

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  • Enables the user to easily navigate and compare aerial photography from four different years.
  • Navigational changes in one map panel are reflected in all the panels creating a dynamic interface.
  • Each map panel includes all available years of photography allowing one to ‘customize' the order, position and years visible in the map frame.
  • Easily add your own data to the four map frames. SyncMap Configuration Instructions

ESRI ArcReader 9.1 or 9.2 must be installed.

Download SyncMap for 9.2

Download SyncMap for 9.1

SyncMap software computer print screen of Upper Yakima

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Configuring SyncMap

To begin viewing your data in SyncMap, open Sync_Template.mxd in ArcMap. Sync_Template.mxd is part of the download package.

Add any number of layers to each of the four frames contained in Sync_Template.mxd.

Publish the ArcMap project (.mxd) as an ArcReader Project (.pmf) using the ArcGIS ArcPublisher Extension.

Open the resulting ArcReader Project (.pmf) using SyncMap by clicking on the folder icon on the left side of the toolbar.


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