Connecting to Map Services
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. Server URL: https://maps.pasda.psu.edu/arcgis/services
Connect here for PASDA's Vector Map Services
Click here for a list of services at this URL
Server URL: https://imagery.pasda.psu.edu/arcgis/services
Connect here for PASDA's Raster Map Services
Step 6. Double click server name to view available services
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.
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.