CONNECTING TO MAPSERVICES

 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect to a Map Service using ArcMap.

 

Step 1. Open ArcMap and click the Add Data button.


Add Data


 

Step 2. Click on GIS Servers

GIS Servers

 

Step 3. Click on Add ArcGIS Server

Add ArcGIS Server

 

Step 4. Select Use GIS Services

Use GIS Services

 

Step 5. Server URL:

http://maps.pasda.psu.edu/arcgis/services

Server URL

 

Step 6. Double click server name to view available services

Double Click Server Name

 

Step 7. Double Click the pasda folder....

Double Click PASDA Folder

 

Step 8. Choose which service you wish to add

Choose A Service

 

Step 9. Your service has been added to ArcMAP

Service Added

 

NOTE:

If you are asked for a password you may be running on a network that includes a Proxy Server, you may be prompted for a password due to your network settings. You should check with your network administrator to confirm whether you have a proxy or not. If you do have a Proxy Server the easiest way to resolve this issue is to add your Proxy Server information to ArcCatalog. In ArcCatalog select Tools - Options - Proxy Server and enter the information supplied by your network administrator. Once that is done you should not be prompted for a password when connecting to PASDA services. If you are using ArcGIS 9.2, you can provide the Proxy Server information in ArcCatalog by selecting Tools - Options - Connections. You may also need to make changes to your Internet Settings in the Windows Control Panel. Consult with your network administrator to help with your particular configuration.


All of the data and services provided by PASDA are free and open to the public and none of the data downloads or services require a password.