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How to Connect to ArcGIS Server Map Service

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.

Step 2. Click on GIS Servers

Step 3. Click on Add ArcGIS Server

Step 4. Select Use GIS Services

Step 5. Type http://data1.commons.psu.edu/arcgis/services into the Server URL: box - leave the rest of the default settings.

Step 6. Your new ArcGIS Server has been added. Double click server name to view the available map services on this server.

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

Step 8. Choose which service you wish to add....

Step 9. Your service has been added to ArcMAP

NOTE:

Why am I asked for a password when I try to add an ArcIMS Internet MapService to ArcMap?

All of the data and services provided by PASDA are free and open to the public; nothing requires a password. If your computer is 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.