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I am looking to find a faster alternative to ArcReader. I think QGIS might be faster but I was wondering if there was a smaller install without all the GRASS etc for windows. I just want to get a fast map out to my users in the field. The ability to Zoom, Pan, Identify and perhaps search for an address would be nice.

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4 QGIS supports offline mode – Mapperz Apr 15 '13 at 20:28
If users are on Android platforms - – Mapperz Apr 15 '13 at 20:32

If you install QGIS via osgeo4w instead of via the binary you can select which components and applications are installed.

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