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:

Connect here for PASDA's Vector Map Services

Click here for a list of services at this URL

Server URL

Connect here for PASDA's Raster Map Services

Click here for a list of services at this URL

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



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.