GeoPDF® Publisher® for ArcGIS, formerly know as TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS, is a set of extensions to Esri® ArcMap™ for the creation and use of GeoPDF® documents from within ArcMap.
All of the GeoPDF files you export are automatically GeoMark Enabled. GeoPDF Publisher for ArcGIS allows you to import GeoMarks into an ArcMap session and then update your GIS database with data that has been collected in the field. You can also view the details of any GeoMark when you view a GeoPDF file in ArcMap.
Users who have Adobe® Reader® and GeoPDF® Toolbar can:
view the GeoPDF file
freeze and unfreeze the mini-coordinate display
obtain coordinates and 3D elevation of any point on the map
obtain the 3D bearing and distance of any point on the map
determine whether to track the cursor
measure distances and angles between points and area
track positions using a GPS device
display coordinates in many different projections and datums regardless of the projection and datum used during map creation
The GeoPDF Publisher for ArcGIS toolbar contains eight tools and a drop-down menu. You can access the toolbar from View > Toolbars on the ArcMap main menu.
The Preference Editor tool allows you to define default settings for many of the elements to be present in your exported GeoPDF files. You can set general export options such as the creation of a hyperlinked document archive, image (raster) export options such as resolution and color mode, vector options such as picture symbol and destination colorspace. You can also define default settings for how a GeoPDF file's map frames should display when you view them in ArcMap. Settings that you can define include clip to method and automatic map frame selection.
The Export Configuration tool allows you to configure graphic image (raster) export options such as resolution and JPEG quality and vector export options such as picture symbol and destination colorspace. Layer export options you can configure include layering features and labels independently. You can specify the layers in which to embed attributes, determine whether the visibility of an item or layer in the map document file can be controlled inside the GeoPDF file and group items or layers in the GeoPDF file so that their visibility can be controlled in a way that makes the most sense to the Adobe Acrobat/Reader user. You can also choose the hyperlinked layers to be included in the exported GeoPDF file as well as specify whether the application should collect the hyperlinked documents and create a .zip file archive or embed the hyperlinked documents in the exported GeoPDF files. If you have defined a datum transformation shift to WGS84, you can specify the map / map frame to which the shift should be applied.
The Export GeoPDF tool exports your map document files to GeoPDF files using the settings you defined through the Preference Editor and Export Configuration tools. Group layers in your map document files are exported as PDF groups, providing visibility control of all layers in the group as well as individual layers. The exported GeoPDF file supports transparency, grid, image (raster), and map surround settings as well as automatic labeling.
The View GeoPDF tool allows you to view the map frames of a GeoPDF file or any geospatially-aware PDF file as layers with cartographic representations in ArcMap. You can modify default view settings defined through the Preference Editor tool. You can choose the layers to display in the map frame(s), modify the default clip to method, and set the zoom level based on map scale or PDF zoom percentage.
The Annotation Inspector tool allows you to access the information associated with GeoMarks when you view the map / map frames of a GeoPDF file or any geospatially-aware PDF file in ArcMap.
The Import GeoMark tool allows you to import field collaboration (GeoMarks) as layers in ArcMap.
The Export GeoMark tool allows you to export as GeoMarks, all or specific features that reside in selected layers on a map frame.
The TerraGo drop-down menu allows you to access the free TerraGo Collaboration Manager if it is installed on your machine, online Help and the About dialog box.
The TerraGo Collaboration Manager is a stand-alone application that allows you to create and modify GeoForms that are to be attached to GeoMarks, update an existing or create a new TerraGo collaboration .twz file. If the TerraGo Collaboration Manager is not installed, you are prompted to run the installation.
The online Help provides detailed information about GeoPDF Publisher for ArcGIS features.
The About dialog box provides the product version, TerraGo Technologies contact information, Workgroup ID, license status, and copyright information.